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Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
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Navaho Marines created the code in Navaho that was unbreakable by the Japanese during World War II. For years they had, under the penalty of imprisonment, to refrain from revealing their life-saving work during the war because it was deemed that this ...more
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Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman
Rock with Wings
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A wonderful continuation of the novels started by Anne's father, Tony Hillerman. This one is set in Monument Valley, all the more entertaining since we had very recently visited the area. Two stories are woven together - Jim Chee is assigned to polic ...more
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Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
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The Likeness by Tana French
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Irish detective Cassandra Maddox gets embroiled in a sinuous plot starting with the murder of a woman that is an exact look-alike for Cassandra and a set of four university students who co-own a mansion. The death has been unpublished and the decease ...more
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Origin by Dan Brown
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)
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This is not one of Dan Brown's best books. As a thriller it reads well enough and quickly, but the character development lacks depth and there are spots where extra editing would have been helpful. In general the plot concerns a wealthy computer expe ...more
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Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
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A lovely look into the everyday life of a Thai heritage written by a Thai-American. The stories are set largely in Thailand. The first-person narratives range from a youth's experience with faring (white people) culture in Thailand, to a boy's first ...more
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Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
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Enter the world of an amazingly rich, non-cryptic use of the English language in this tale of a boy growing up on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a working class family. Dad carves tombstones and sculpts funereal ornaments; Mom garners all th ...more
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Maidenhome by Ding Xiaoqi
Maidenhome
by Ding Xiaoqi
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I considered this to be historical fiction because the writer's short stories focus on the life of women in China as it moved out of the time of Mao. She is considered somewhat avaunt garde in her homeland from writing about issues formerly considere ...more
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