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A review of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

The other night I stayed up way too late reading a book.  Not unusual in and of itself but it was what I was reading that surprised me.  Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
January 2, 2010 | 6 comments
In the last month we've posted some of the "best" lists of books of the year.  And there is definitely enough on them to keep you reading for while.  But when you've caught up, remember that Madison Public has lists all year round.  Some of them are part of our categorized list of lists called Don't MIss and might include things like: ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
January 1, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn D. Wall

Sweeping up Glass by Carolyn Wall is a remarkable first novel, the story of a long ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 31, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Way of the World by Ron Suskind

It's a rare author who can make a political book read like fiction.  Ron Suskind did.  In his book, ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
December 30, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater's new young adult werewolf romance Shiver is super fun and ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
December 29, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of New York by Edward Rutherfurd

Best-selling author Edward Rutherfurd's latest historical novel, New York, is a biography of the ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
December 28, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of A Mercy by Toni Morrison

If I were studying literature, I would have read Toni Morrison's ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
December 23, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Farm City by Novella Carpenter

When I think of the best time of the year, I am not talking about the upcoming holidays, but instead the various lists of best books that come from multiple sources.  Katharine's review of Little Bee a few days ago brought Library Journal's list of the ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 22, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Sacrifice by S.J. Bolson

As I told you in my last post, I'd been in a bit of a reading slump.  That slump has now passed (I hope) and I have two first time authors to thank.  Both novels start with the discovery of a murdered young women - one found buried in a peat bog of the Shetland Islands and the other in her bedroom in the historical setting of Dobson, NY in 1905. In ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
December 21, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Little Bee by Chris Cleave

I may be able to squeeze in one more novel before the holiday madness begins, but if I don't I'm so glad Little Bee by ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
December 20, 2009 | 2 comments
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