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A review of In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker

Sadly, J.D. Salinger wasn't the only author who died last week.  Kage Baker didn't write an iconic coming-of-age novel like Salinger, but she did write a witty and captivating science fiction series that started with ...read more

Reviewed by KathyW on
February 5, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Lords of the Sea by John R. Hale

Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy by John R. Hale charts the development of Athenian sea power, staring with the creation of its massive navy in 483BC.  The commitment to sea power ...read more

Reviewed by Tien on
February 4, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Bridge of Sand by Janet Burroway

Yay!  Another great surprise of a book.  I took this one with me on a weekend away, and it was just the thing I needed. Janet Burroway's ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
February 1, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Always Been There by Michael Streissguth

I admit to having a love/hate relationship with country music. This dates back to my parents playing 24/7 what was then known as country/western music and there is a limit to how much I can listen to he/she/it has done me wrong and I am going to cry/get my revenge/move on.  However, I have to admit to liking some members of the fraternity, determined by vocals and an their ability to either write or interpret good songs or at least find someone who can—for example, ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Alicia Ashman on
January 29, 2010 | 0 comments
Mystery readers were saddened and shocked to hear of Robert B. Parker's sudden death at age 77 last week.  Parker had a long and prolific career  and a big impact on detective fiction.  As I was researching his life and works, I learned a lot about him.  I ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 28, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Sharing Knife by Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold has always included an element of romance in her science fiction and fantasy novels (many romance readers adore ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
January 27, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Now we know which book won Newbery Gold for 2010, and a very deserving title it is.  Still, in past years some of my favorite books have been the ...read more

Reviewed by Karen on
January 26, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Short Girls by Bich Minh Nguyen

The Wisconsin Book Festival always draws a wide variety of authors, and no one can get to every program, but as it is a long time until the next Festival (September 29-Oct 3) comes along, it is always worth taking a look back at the previous schedule for reading suggestions. One of last year's featured titles was ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 25, 2010 | 6 comments
A review of: I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb

OMG (oh my god) TRIP FUN (triple funny). That is the description I put in the subject line of the email I sent to my junior high school nieces about this book.   ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
January 22, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of The Puzzle King by Betsy Carter

Betsy Carter's latest novel, The Puzzle King, is based on her great aunt and uncle's lives ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
January 21, 2010 | 0 comments
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