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A review of No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Has anyone seen No Country for Old Men yet?  Or read any of Cormac McCarthy's books?  Librarians tend to do a happy dance and shriek wildly when books and authors enjoy new or renewed popularity because a movie is released. ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
January 2, 2008 | 2 comments
A review of Free For All by Don Borchert

When I stumbled across Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
December 21, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd

In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash is perhaps better known as ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
December 10, 2007 | 1 comment
A review of The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta has proven himself a keen observer of small town life and the intricacies of sustaining relationships when everybody knows your business.  His latest novel, ...read more

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November 17, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

When I was seven, my grandma sent me a copy of Anne of Green Gables.  In the mail!  This was at least a decade before we could sit in the comfort of our own homes, go clickety-click-click, wait a few days, and POOF!  have a book magically appear in the mailbox.  ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
November 6, 2007 | 3 comments
A review of Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Nancy Horan's first novel is titled Loving Frank and it details architect Frank Lloyd Wright's affair with mother, writer and translator Mamah Borthwick.  ...read more

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September 4, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of About a Boy by Nick Hornby

Love Hugh Grant? Despise Hugh Grant?  Well, never mind the movie starring Hugh Grant -- read the book!  (But if you have already read the book, you might want to check out the movie.)   ...read more

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July 16, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Redneck Haiku by Mary K. Witte

Tiny little bookchock full of funny hick taleswritten in haiku. Mary K. Witte's Redneck Haiku delivers just what it advertises.  It's full of trailer parks, beer consumption, ex-spouses, crazy old coots, moonshine, shotguns, and large vermin (on the hoof and in the pot), so you're likely to find at least one haiku ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
May 31, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin's book Something Borrowed explores the ups and downs of a twenty-five year long friendship that sees the main characters Rachel and Darcy fall in and out of love.  This book falls into the category of chick lit so it's a fairly fast read, but that ...read more

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May 26, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Jane Austen in Boca by Paula Marantz Cohen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single reader in possession of a high Austen-fever must be in want of a read-alike.  Always on the prowl for new, Jane-ish books, I was tickled to see Jane Austen in Boca, by ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
May 9, 2007 | 1 comment