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Cruising Panama's Canal
Cruising Panama's Canal
by Sunny Lockwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.42
33 used & new from $6.33

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes You Want to Call Your Travel Agent, April 29, 2014
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Both my husband and I read this wonderfully written book. It was a delight from the first page to the last.
We are not seasoned cruisers, but "Cruising" did a great job of documenting the validity and payback
of choosing the best cruise line you can afford.
The authors' descriptions of what they saw, experienced, and ate left no doubt that they were having a blast.
An important aspect that was covered was the choices each traveler makes about ports of call and options of
staying on-board or taking advantage of the many shore excursions. We loved the history lesson too.
Traveling "with" Sunny & Al was a great experience & we are anxious to see what they might pen next!

Chyrl & Bob Hillis
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The Last Of The Prune Pickers: A Pre-Silicon Valley Story
The Last Of The Prune Pickers: A Pre-Silicon Valley Story
14 used & new from $9.91

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes Me Back!, February 19, 2012
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Purchased this book for my husband who was born in 1936 is a 5th generation San Joseian -- his words follow:
"Absolutely a great documentation of "how it was" back then. For anyone who was around
San Jose during the 50's and 60's it will tweak your memory. So, so sad that now in place
of prune (and other fruit) orchards there is asphalt, shopping centers and hordes of people.
We used to drag race on Foxworthy Avenue -- which was way out in the country back then.
I've purchased 2 more of these to share with others who were there and experienced
life in the San Jose area back then. We still have kids and grandkids living there -
good thing they are young. When we visit, we heave a sigh of relief as we turn our
car homeward - and return to the foothills of the Sierras where life is a simpler - still.
Bob Hillis


The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2012
by Old Farmerís Almanac
Edition: Paperback
Price: $5.81
70 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Facts & Figures, December 29, 2011
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Growing up on a farm, this was a main-stay in our home.
Husband, Bob, loves to scratch in the dirt, baby his orchard
and any other number of things "agricultural".... thought
this would be a good reference source. As a matter of
fact, we (I) have already consulted the Almanac to see
what we might expect in the weather mode for this
spring. Gonna get a lot of use!


The Story of Ferdinand: 75th Anniversary Edition
The Story of Ferdinand: 75th Anniversary Edition
by Munro Leaf
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.91
63 used & new from $9.73

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!, December 29, 2011
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My husband, now 75 years old, read this book as a child.
Upon seeing the 75th edition, I ordered it.
It is still in it's jacket -- and I'm guessing the age-old
story has not changed --- he will enjoy it.


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5.0 out of 5 stars PB2 -- What a Find!, September 27, 2011
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PB2 Powered Peanut Butter is a god-send!
I'm on Weight Watchers and a tablespoon full of PB2
makes my Protein Shake powder so much better!
And at only 2 points on the new PPV point system,
I can still get that P&B taste that I love for a reasonable
point count..... I tried both the regular and cocoa flavors
and both are equally as good --- now I have even
more choices.....
If you love peanut butter but don't want the extra
calories --- try this great product!


One True Thing: A Novel
One True Thing: A Novel
by Anna Quindlen
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.50
197 used & new from $0.01

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KK, October 4, 2010
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A real page-turner!
Quindlen gives her readers a chapter by chapter reason to keep reading. She brings home
the family conflict and personal challenges of caring for an ailing parent. Role reversals
are common in this day and age - whether we like to admit it or not.
Well written and impossible to put it down!
KK


Midnight Sons, Vol. 1: Brides for Brothers / The Marriage Risk
Midnight Sons, Vol. 1: Brides for Brothers / The Marriage Risk
by Debbie Macomber
Edition: Paperback
207 used & new from $0.01

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book!, February 24, 2009
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This is right up there are one of Debbie Macomber's best books.
Well written, as usual, and holds the readers attention right to the last page.


The Rescue
The Rescue
by Nicholas Sparks
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.20
740 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a page-turner, January 21, 2009
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This review is from: The Rescue (Mass Market Paperback)
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks held my attention from the very first page. The excitement of it all and the story as it unfolds held my interest and kept me reading into the wee hours. I definitely recommend it.
Chyrl Hillis


State of Sadness
State of Sadness
by Stacy Soares
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.95
7 used & new from $2.76

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars State of Sorrow, September 5, 2008
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This review is from: State of Sadness (Paperback)
State of Sorrow really "cuts to the chase" to document Stacy's experience with the Foster Care Children's Program in local counties. She does a great job of detailing the personality challenges of a foster child who has been abused and suffers from nightmares & fear in general. Stacy "takes on the system" to try and make it right - to no avail. She now is an advocate for other foster care providers who may have these same situations.
An excellent read - a real page turner and a wake up call about the Foster Care Program.

I highly recommend this book and plan to share it with friends who have been involved in "the system".
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