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A review of Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

The Pinney Book Group recently read and discussed Jayber Crow by the prolific ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
April 8, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Beyond One by Jennifer Bingham Hull

Jennifer Hull's Beyond One: Growing a Family and Getting a Life crossed the reference desk the other day and caught my eye.  "Hey," I thought, "I have one child and no life!"  Plus, two sweet-looking children were pictured on the cover, snug as bugs in what appear to be ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
November 7, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff

A while back I read and loved 84, Charing Cross Road, a collection of letters between the witty and wonderful Helene Hanff and the staff of a ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
July 25, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Coop by Michael Perry

Poultry, pigs, and parenting.  Or four p's, if you count Perry. You may remember Wisconsinite Michael Perry from such books as ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
June 8, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

When Citizen Reader bids her loyal readers to pick up anything related to Great Britain, I jump.  So after reading her recent review of  ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
April 27, 2009 | 8 comments
A review of Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

I cannot tell a lie.  I blanched a bit when my copy of Shadow Divers, the March book for the Meadowridge Book Group, arrived.  It seemed menacingly thick and blue, blue, blue, and all ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
April 2, 2009 | 5 comments
A review of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

It seems I've just fallen off the turnip truck.  Thankfully, I landed near the M authors in our mystery section and finally picked up The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.  I've only read the first four of nine books in this series by ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
June 26, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Gig by John Bowe

When Gig arrived on hold for me, I thought, "Ewwwww."  It has a simple black-and-white cover and, well, it's thick.  I lugged it home, though, and dutifully commenced.  Happily, Gig had me at "Wal-Mart Greeter." ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
May 23, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of If You Didn't Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat? by Bill Heavey

Bill Heavey is known to some folks for writing the "Sportsman's Life" column in Field & Stream.   He's unlike any outdoorsman I've ever known in that he, frankly and with great humor, tells ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
March 10, 2008 | 0 comments