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After Her
After Her by Joyce Maynard (1970s)
I found the book slow going at first, but then it hit its stride. A story of two sisters and their adventures one summer with a serial killer on the loose. -- Added by Nancy on 01/30/2014

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Stress by Loren D. Estleman (1970s)
Recommend. Another book in the Detroit series. Just enjoy this authors style. -- Added by Ecseitziii on 01/29/2014

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The Shining
The Shining by Stephen King (1970s)
Evil goings-on at a snowed-in hotel. There's even murderous topiary! -- (which struck me as more comical than terrifying) -- Added by ChristyAV on 01/29/2014

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Chinese Puzzle The Destroyer 3
Chinese Puzzle The Destroyer 3 by Warren Murphy (1970s)
Great story to get a feel for the Destroyer series. Number three in this long series -- Added by jdziwlik on 01/28/2014

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Enquiry by Dick Francis (1970s)
When Kelly Hughes rides the favorite into second place, he gets penalized for his trouble. Not only has he lost the race, but also his license, as the Jockey Club suspends him - believing he threw the race. Only he knows that the problem lay with the horse's performance, not his own. Suspecting he was framed, Kelly sets about finding out how it was done, and then who might have done it. But the closer he gets to the perpetrators, the more danger he finds himself in. Now there's more than his reputation and career at stake. There's also his life... -- Added by JudyK on 01/28/2014

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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (1970s)
Full of hilarious poems just how I like it. -- Added by RileyC on 01/26/2014

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When You Reach Me
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (1970s)
Funny little story -- Added by Kbader on 01/25/2014

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Autobiography of a Face
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy (1970s)
It was interesting, but sad -- Added by Fast reader on 01/24/2014

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The Road to Lichfield
The Road to Lichfield by Penelope Lively (1970s)
A real road, traveled by Ann to visit her elderly father who is dying in a nursing home, and many metaphorical roads. Very English, not at all 'dated' even though it was published 45 years ago. -- Added by 0101101 on 01/23/2014

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (1970s)
This has become a Christmas classic, almost since its first publication in 1972. Who can't come to love the Herdmans, all six of them, and espcially Gladys the Angel of the Lord. Fun for the whole family. -- Added by EmilyS on 01/20/2014

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Overload by Arthur Hailey (1970s)
An easy reading book. The book is an adventure/mystery about the electric utility,and the shortages of power,regulation of the ratesnenvironmentlists and terorism -- Added by on 01/20/2014

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One Shot at Forever
One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard (1970s)
In 1971, high schools weren't grouped into divisions. To make the Illinois state championship game, a baseball team had to be the best, regardless of size. The Macon Ironmen were a rural team - farmers' kids - mismatched uniforms, five bats, zero budget, a discouraging principal, and an inexperienced, "liberalized, long-haired, mustachioed" coach. Coach Lynn Sweet was a progressive English teacher who emphasized fun, taught his students and players to think for themselves, and never pulled a pitcher out of a game. For anyone who has ever played, coached, or driven carpool for high school sports, this nonfiction audiobook will have you on the edge of your seat, cheering for these underdogs as they fight toward the state championship one obstacle at a time. -- Added by Nimble Novice on 01/19/2014

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A Walk With the Dead
A Walk With the Dead by Sally Spencer (1970s)
What a special affect the writing has. I cannot remember what the name of the policeman or the town, since I had a stroke, but this was one heck of a story. It was a good continuation of the other stories about this policeman and this town. jar -- Added by on 01/18/2014

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (1970s)
I enjoyed a differing perspective of the world through the eyes of a young girl. -- Added by jsteele56 on 01/16/2014

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Ellen Foster
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons (1970s)
Having suffered abuse and misfortune for much of her life, a young child searches for a better life and finally gets a break in the home of a loving woman with several foster children. -- Added by Kalexander1 on 01/16/2014

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