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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2017

    If you love to read, or write, or both, you’ll appreciate Brain Doyle—passionate observer of and commentator on all things written. In this ultimate collection of his thoughts on writers and writing and readers and reading, he covered everything...

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  • Historical

    Apr-2017

    The young Robert Louis Stevenson, living in a boarding house in San Francisco while waiting for his beloved's divorce from her feckless husband, dreamed of writing a soaring novel about his landlady's adventurous and globe-trotting husband but he nev...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2016

    A collection of headlong tales by Oregon author Brian Doyle―exploring such riveting and peculiar topics as chess in the Levant, tailors who specialize in holes, how to report stigmata to your attending physician, the intense hilarity of basketball,...

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  • Literary

    Apr-2016

    On the last day of summer, some years ago, a young college graduate moves to Chicago and rents a small apartment on the north side of the city, by the vast and muscular lake. This is the story of the five seasons he lives there, during which he meets...

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  • Literary

    Apr-2015

    Dave is fourteen years old, eager and headlong. He is about to start high school, which is scary and alluring. Martin is a pine marten, a small, muscled hunter of the deep woods. He is about to leave home for the first time, which is scary and thrill...

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  • Literary

    Apr-2014

    Declan O Donnell has sailed out of Oregon and deep into the vast, wild ocean, having had just finally enough of other people and their problems. He will go it alone, he will be his own country, he will be beholden to and beloved of no one. No man is ...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2012

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2011

    Welcome to the peculiar and headlong world of Brian DoyleÆs fiction, where the odd is happening all the time, reported upon by characters of every sort and stripe. Swirling voices and skeins of story, laughter and rage, ferocious attention to detail...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2010

    Like Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood and Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Brian Doyle's stunning fiction debut brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people. In a small fictional town on the Oregon coast there ar...

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  • Historical

    Mar-2007

    Martin O'Boy - 2

    Spring has arrived, and Martin O’Boy has finally found a true home with Grampa Rip and a job at the Pure Spring soft drink company, though he lied about his age to get it. However, not everything is perfect. Martin feels bad about lying to kindly M...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2006

    In Brian Doyle's first book, teenager Megan dreads making a road trip all the way across the country with her parents and younger brother Ryan. Her father's tendency to joke doesn't help. She'd rather stay home and be president of the Down with Boys ...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2006

    Ryan's dad is having a midlife crisis. He went away for the summer to try to work through his problems, leaving his family behind. Ryan's mother decides to send Ryan to Peggy's Cove, the most beautiful cove in the world, for the summer to stay with h...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2004

    Old Mickey is one hundred and twelve years old. He can't remember what he ate for lunch today, but he can remember every detail of what happened one hundred years ago, when he and his mother ran away from his violent father to take refuge in the hill...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2004

    In Up to Low Young Tommy and Baby Bridget, the girl with the trillium shaped eyes, discover that loving and healing and dying are not always what they seem. And they make that discovery with the help of a wonderful cast of characters including Crazy ...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2004

    It's 1945, almost Christmas, and Tommy - a.k.a. The Shadow - is on a mission to find out who beat up his best friend Sammy's father. Aunt Dottie says whoever beat up Mr. Rosenberg doesn't like Jewish people. Tommy lives in a rough, multiethnic neighb...

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  • Historical

    Mar-2004

    Martin O'Boy - 1

    Martin O’Boy’s life is not easy. His beloved Granny just died, his pregnant mother and father fight all the time, and his twin, Phil, is completely incapacitated. Martin is the one his mother counts on. But life in Ottawa’s Lowertown is not all...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2004

    With a Dickensian cast of characters and an improbable soap opera-style ending, this novel for young readers is delightfully droll, even as it deals with the difficult theme of social classes and pits the rich against the poor. It is set in post-Worl...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2003

    In this brilliant and poetic novel, BRIAN DOYLE brings us back to the Gatineau River near Ottawa, the world of UP TO LOW and UNCLE RONALD.Mary Ann Alice McCrank was named for the pretty church bell in the steeple of St. Martin's Church in Martindale....

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2002

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-1999

    Hubbo O'Driscoll, the earnest young hero from Easy Avenue, is back. He's living at Mushrat Creek in the Gatineau Hills and has found a new job as curator for the local covered bridge. Things seem to be looking up for Hubbo - until he learns that the ...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1996

    Spud - 1

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1996

    Spud - 2

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