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Lust for Life

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ISBN: 9780452262492
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Published: Plume Books - June 1st, 1984

It’s February, and time to settle into a good book. This novel, based largely on his letters to his brother Theo, is an intimate view of the complicated and tumultuous life of Vincent Van Gogh. It was so captivating, that when the end drew near I put it down and walked away, unable to bear the thought of finishing it.
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On the Blue Comet

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ISBN: 9780763658151
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 11th, 2012

Lionel trains and time travel, what could be better?  Set during the crash of 1929, this adventurous tale is part historical fiction and part fantasy. The beautiful illustrations of Bagram Ibatouline grace this period piece. See the trains at Lionel’s site.

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The Man in the Empty Boat

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ISBN: 9781453258132
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Published: Open Road Media - February 14th, 2012

Another memoir by Mark Salzman - I wish my life were so interesting. Yet it is the everydayness of this book that makes it compelling: raising his daughters, caring for his seriously ill sister, running a household, dealing with unwanted pets. It all feels familiar, so familiar that you can’t stop reading to see how it all turns out.

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Boot and Shoe

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By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442422476
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 2nd, 2012

You will first be captivated by this book’s drawings, but it is the story that proves most charming.  Born to the same litter, Boot and Shoe do everything together. Well, almost everything. Boot spends his day on the back porch, “because he’s a back porch kind of dog”, and Shoe spends his day on the front porch, “because he’s a front porch kind of dog”. Then a pesky neighbor squirrel stirs things up, they both give chase, and things change. This fun and touching tale of friendship will prove to be a favorite. One that will be read, and read, and read….
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Plant Dreaming Deep

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ISBN: 9780393315516
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 1996

What a pleasure, after many years, to read this book again. Leaving summer behind, and settling into the next season can be a time of reflection no matter how busy we are. We take comfort in familiar routines and the newfound quiet of our homes, but also look forward to the changes this time of year brings. These are the themes of this book: anticipation of the new, looking back on the familiar, and how their combination brings clarity to our lives.

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Three Times Lucky

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ISBN: 9780803736702
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Published: Dial Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2012

Twelve-year-old Miss Moses Lobeau, and her friend Dale, are self appointed detectives in the small town of Tupelo, NC. Lost your cat, they'll find it. Now there has been a murder, and people are disappearing. Can they help? Meanwhile Mo is trying to solve her own personal mystery. This is a fast moving, and fun read.

Robin


Fifth Business

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By Robertson Davies, Gail Godwin (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780141186153
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Published: Penguin Books - January 1st, 2001

It is always good to discover an author, but especially if he is Robertson Davies. (I know, where have I been?) This first volume of the Deptford Trilogy is a well-told tale that ends with a twist. Though it stands alone well, I am now deep into the second book and look forward to the third.


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