Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

Meet Chipper

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April 22nd, 2019 Posted 9:54 am

Cleaning up in Chet country.

https://www.today.com/pets/chipper-recycling-dog-inspires-earth-day-t152546

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Meet Chipper …

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December 29th, 2018 Posted 8:32 am

… a very good citizen of the nation within:

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Rattlers in C&B Country

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July 23rd, 2018 Posted 8:04 am

https://www.abc15.com/news/state/list-4-tips-to-protect-your-dogs-during-rattlesnake-season-hold-for-tuesday-july-23

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Beginnings (More)

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April 2nd, 2018 Posted 7:31 am

Normally this feature appears on Sunday, but got pushed to today by Chet’s Friend of the Month. We’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernies (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 2003, #13, THEIR WILDEST DREAMS, first of the Arizona novels.

(“Peter Abrahams… is once again at the top of his game in this wildly inventive, captivating caper. Make that several capers-this novel’s multiple plot threads and unlikely assortment of characters carom off each other like so many carnival bumper cars. In typical fashion, Abrahams places a gaggle of ordinary folks in what gradually become distinctly unordinary scenarios, with an ever-so-creepy edge… The author’s up-to-the-minute pop-culture references lend an easygoing immediacy, and his wry humor is spot on-when one character wants to borrow a cell phone, he’s answered, “Mind waiting a bit? Off-peak starts in three minutes.” Off-peak, however, need not be a concern to readers of this bravura thrillfest.”
– Publishers Weekly)

And here’s the beginning:

Mackie dreaded the mail. That was new, one of the many new things in her life, none good.

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