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A revew of Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story by Isabelle Gillies

It's sure to be a conversation starter.  I've decided the only books I can listen to in the car to and from the library must be memoirs read by the author themselves, makes me feel like I'm just listening to a ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
June 24, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey

Jake Jameson has trouble finding himself, trouble locating himself in moments and places.  The retired architect stutter-steps through his days, not knowing how he got from the top of the stairs to the bottom, or what point he's been arguing so forcefully.  But, "in amongst a sea of events and names that have been forgotten, there are a number of episodes that float with striking buoyancy to the surface."  These episodes are the stories around which Samantha Harvey's ...read more

Reviewed by Alicia - Lakeview on
June 23, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of A review of Magic & Madness in the Library edited by Eric Graeber

As a library student, checking out a book titled Magic & Madness in the Library: Protagonists Among the Stacks (edited by Eric Graeber) was almost serendipitous. The collection of story excerpts range from classic authors like ...read more

Reviewed by Tina - Central on
June 21, 2010 | 5 comments
A review of Day for Night by Frederick Reiken

I have no idea how I am going to review this book.  Frederick Reiken's Day for Night is so fantastically ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
June 18, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Passage by Justin Cronin

Last week Kim Ukura wrote an article for 77 Square about summer reading (several MPL staff members - past and present - were quoted, yay us!).  They included some ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
June 17, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Heat Wave by Richard Castle

The network television season has wound down, are you starting to go through withdrawal?  I am kicking off my summer reading with a TV spin-off novel written by the fictional novelist Richard Castle. Castle is a fun murder mystery show that airs on Mondays on ABC.  It features a popular male mystery novelist shadowing a tough female detective in order to gain inspiration for a new book series.  It's set in NYC, there's a lot of witty ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
June 16, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

I've been waiting for Aimee Bender to write another book for quite some time - about 5 years, actually, since her last book was published in 2005.  I loved her ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
June 14, 2010 | 6 comments
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A review of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

I consider myself to be a member of "Team Jacob" but after reading The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
June 11, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of The Last Stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick

Historian Nathaniel Philbrick has made his name writing stories of the sea, most notably history set near his home in Nantucket.  His latest work, ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
June 10, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard

Nancy Pickard has a great reputation as a mystery writer, but she seems to be at her best recently with  two  stand-alone suspense novels.  After her well regarded Virgin of Small Plains (2006), she has followed up with ...read more

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