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Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Prodigal Summer

Linda Barton, October 23, 2014

This was the best book I have read in months. You become engossed in each of the characters as their lives play out in this Appalachia community. It begins with Deanna, happy with her solitude in the mountians as a wildlife biologist, only to have it interrupted by Eddy, a hunter who has come to hunt the coyotes. Luca, a well educated city girl who married a local man and became a farmers wife. Garret, an elderly widower. He too living in solitude since his wifes passing,raises a few vegetables and nurses his struggeling chestnut trees. His pesticides are the bane of his neighbor Nanny, who is an organic farmer and as they clash you understand each one's passion. Throughout spring, summer and into fall, each character's life changes, some dramatically, but the story ends showing how each individual persons life is very much intertwinned with the others. Each holds a special place in this impressive story.
Kinsolver writes with precision, rich in descriptions of not only the characters but this beautiful part of the country.
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Black: Black Series by Russell Blake

Linda Barton, April 28, 2014

If you like your books to be filled with witty dialog, a good story line, murder and mayhem, Black is for you. From the first page to the last, down but not out P.I Artemus Black is on the case. Someone is killing the paparazzi in the Los Angeles area, and a nervous, under suspicion movie mogul requests Black’s protection during his current movie premier and to find out who really is responsible for the killings. Although Black has a love of all things Noir down to his fedora and dated suits, his techniques for problem solving are spot on. This book will keep you guessing until the end.
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Stolen Prey by John Sandford
Stolen Prey

Linda Barton, August 4, 2012

Sandford always manages to spin a great story with murder, mayhem, and money. This is no exception with his great character Lucas Davenport who is racing the clock to find the drug cartel killers before they stike again.
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Portland's Streetcar Lines by Richard Thompson
Portland's Streetcar Lines

Linda Barton, December 29, 2010

I can't wait to be taken back to the late 40's and early 50's when I was a little girl and my mother and I would take the streetcar from Oregon City into Portland to do a some shopping. Crossing the Willamette River was exciting because you could look out throught the windows and see straight down through the rails to the river below. With the swaying motion and clickity clack of the wheels on rails it never failed to put me to sleep.
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