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001    ocn264043052 
003    OCoLC 
005    20090630010010.0 
008    081211t20092009nyua          000 0deng   
010      2008051449 
020    9780307337450 
020    0307337456 
035    (OCoLC)264043052 
049    WHPP 
050 00 SF459.G4|bR63 2009 
082 14 636.935/83|aB|222 
100 1  Robinson, Holly,|d1955- 
245 14 The gerbil farmer's daughter :|ba memoir /|cHolly 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bHarmony Books,|c[2009] 
264  4 |c©2009 
300    289 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    Robinson's traditional military-brat upbringing is upended
       by her father's sudden and inexplicable fascination with 
       gerbils. As she details the family?s dedication to this 
       new project, her mother's grudging tolerance, and the 
       machinations required to keep the gerbils secret from the 
       navy (which would frown upon such kitschy weirdness), 
       Robinson makes her family seem ordinary in spite of this 
       one bit of strangeness. And her father was no rodent 
       dilettante, as evident in her chronicling of his years of 
       research into using gerbils in lab experiments and his 
       careful business plan. What keeps this surprising memoir 
       from becoming a Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda parody is, sadly,
       the sudden death of Robinson's younger sister from cystic 
       fibrosis, a disease her father hopes can be cured through 
       scientific inquiry. Suddenly gerbil farming isn't so silly
       after all. 
600 10 Robinson, D. G.|q(Donald Granville),|d1928- 
600 10 Robinson, Holly,|d1955- 
650  0 Gerbils as pets|vAnecdotes. 
650  0 Gerbils|xBreeding|vAnecdotes. 
938    Baker and Taylor|bBTCP|nBK0008002399 
938    YBP Library Services|bYANK|n2998057 
938    Coutts Information Services|bCOUT|n9032723|c23.00 USD 
994    02|bWHP 
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 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  636.935 ROBINSON    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  636.935 R56    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B ROBINSON, D.G.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  636.935 ROB    Check Shelf