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A review of Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin

Gail Godwin's latest novel, Unfinished Desires, is an involved and intriguing look into a Catholic ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
March 23, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson

A book about librarians just came out and let's hope it gets into the hands of many local donors because it is a complete love letter to libraries and the profession.  This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians can save us all by ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
March 22, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

This old house is run-down.  This old house is leaky.  This old house is far from town.  And this old house sends them screaming 'cause it's the scariest place around.  I'm talking about Hundreds Hall, the big, spooky mansion at the center of Sarah Water's ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
March 17, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Crossfire by P.M. Carlson

The Central mystery book group met last week and discussed Crossfire by ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
March 15, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Family Man by Elinor Lipman

Like Mary, I really enjoy Elinor Lipman.  My first experience reading her books was ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
March 11, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

As a new feature, MADreads is going to post reports of Madison Public Library book group discussions.  If you're like us, you're always on the lookout for that next great, discussable book.  Our inaugural report comes from the Sequoya branch.  The Sequoya book group just read ...read more

Reviewed by Tracy - Sequoya on
March 9, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of When Everything Changed by Gail Collins

Gail Collin's very readable account of the last fifty years of American women's history, ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
March 8, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Asta in the Wings by Jan Elizabeth Watson

I am often in the market for an author I haven't read before and to find one I sometimes troll the debut author lists in some of the journals.  That's how I came across Asta in the Wings by Jan Elizabeth Watson. It starts in Maine, in the 1970s, where 7-year-old Asta and her 9-year-old ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
March 6, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Merry, Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart

Carolyn Hart’s new Bailey Ruth Raeburn mystery is just what the doctor ordered during this dreary time of year. Bailey Ruth is a ghost, or as her boss reminds her, a heavenly emissary, who doesn’t always follow the rules. Although this time she does try to follow the Precepts for Heavenly Visitation more closely, she again ends up doing the right thing the wrong way to the dismay of her boss, Wiggins. In Merry, ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 3, 2010 | 0 comments
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