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A review of Superbaby by Jenn Berman

No pressure! It'sjust thatif you want to maximize your child's full potential during the most critical developmental years of their life, you must read this book and commit all of it to memory. Again, no pressure! Superbaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
September 24, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The End Game by Gerrie Ferris Finger

Once upon a time (way back in 2001) Julia Spencer-Fleming won the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery sponsored by St. Martin's Press which then published the book. And a better choice would be hard to find as each of Ms. ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
September 23, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

Pick up Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern if you are looking for something quick and funny to read. But don't be fooled, there's more to this book than wacky ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
September 20, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

Novels featuring abducted women who have survived their ordeals seem to be popular right now, and there are some good ones. My fellow reviewer Jane gave Still Missing by Chevy Stevens a glowing review, and I also found it to be a well ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
September 17, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Troublemaker: A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel by Janet Evanovich

Clearly the only reason the graphic novel (GN) Troublemaker Book 1 got publishedwas because of its rock star famous co-author Janet Evanovich and I'm not certain even her biggest fans will appreciate this very short ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
September 15, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan's latest book, A Visit from the GoonSquad*, isn't a traditional novel; it's a loosely connected string of short stories that span several decades and at least three continents, but together create a picture of a group of people whose lives have touched each other. When I first heard ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
September 14, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Out of Eden by Beth Ciotta

The last time I enjoyed a contemporary chick lit/romance as much as I did Beth Ciotta's Out of Eden was when I ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
September 13, 2010 | 0 comments
Are you still waiting to read Mockingjay? Are you finished and yearning for more? I'm only 1/2 way through, so there are no spoilers here! But I've been very curious about the Hunger Games movies and who will sign on to direct, who will be cast as ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
September 11, 2010 | 6 comments
A review of The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis

I read a lot of books (though I'm sure many of you can top this, I'm happy to be at fifty this year so far) and I like most of the books I read, but I've found that as I've grown older, making a real connection with a work of literature or an author has become rarer; this is why I was so happy to discover Lydia Davis, who knows that when I write the words "real connection," what I mean ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
September 10, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

It has been 5 years since Hurricane Katrina, and due to that anniversary, photos of the flooding and damages were again being shown on our television sets. Even though the coverage at the time was impressive and graphic, itis hard toimaginewhat it was like for the residents of New Orleans. Dave Eggers, ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
September 9, 2010 | 0 comments
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