Robin

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.

Robin


Boot and Shoe

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By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$17.99
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….
Robin


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.

Robin


Three Times Lucky

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ISBN: 9780803736702
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Published: Dial Books - 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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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminister Boy

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ISBN: 9780553494952
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Published: Yearling Books - April 25th, 2006

In this fictionalized telling of a shocking historical event in 1911, there are several predicable paths this novel could go. It follows none of them.  It is sophisticated in its storytelling, and beautiful in its description of coastal Maine.


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The Graveyard Book

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By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780060530945
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Published: HarperCollins - September 28th, 2010

Winner of the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, and the Newberry and Carnegie Medals, this is storytelling at its best. Neil Gaiman’s tale of an orphaned boy raised by the ghostly inhabitants of an ancient graveyard, perfectly complimented by the illustrations of Dave McKean, is highly imaginative, witty, and a little bit creepy.

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