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A review of The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles

Paulette Jiles' (Enemy Women) latest novel, Color of Lightning, is ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
June 1, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of: Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

I am very jealous of a colleague that will soon be taking a bite out of the big apple and staying a few days in the city that never sleeps.  I just finished one of my favorite YA authors Maureen Johnson's new book Suite Scarlett which is set in New York.  Johnson is part of a YA writing group that includes the company of John Green ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
May 29, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Shut Up, You're Fine! by Andrew Hudgins

 I'm not usually a poetry reader.  But something about the title (maybe the subtitle?) for Andrew Hudgin's newest volume of verse made me curious enough to give it a try.  That title is ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
May 28, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Why on earth would anyone want to read a novel about a brilliant Harvard professor who discovers she has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease?  Well, I’ll tell you why: it’s a compelling story.  And so very readable.  Lisa Genova’s Still Alice is ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 26, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of The Typewriter Satyr by Dwight Allen

The setting of a novel can often make or break your reading experience.  For some people this is why they enjoy reading so much, it takes them away to a different city, country or even universe.  But reading about your own literal backyard may make you smile with recognition or cringe with the thought of a writer analyzing your mannerisms for a later journal entry. Local author Dwight Allen's newest novel The Typewriter Satyr takes place in fictional ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
May 21, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Some books become popular because readers talk about them and recommend them to others.  Of course, there is also publisher publicity, and book reviews to spark interest (not to mention Oprah and other television shows).  The Hotel on the Corner of ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 19, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Hiding Man by Tracy Daugherty

This year biographies of three important short story writers came out.  Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme appeared in February and ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
May 18, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin

A. D. 1156, and it's the end of the world.  Or at least that's what it feels like when an earthquake rips open the earth around Glastonbury Abbey, long reputed to be the site of Avalon, King Arthur's final resting place.  In the chaos, a terrified, dying monk sees mysterious figures burying two bodies in a fissure, bodies he is convinced are those of Arthur and Guinevere. Twenty years later the abbey has burned, revealing the coffins of the reputed Once and Future King and ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
May 14, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez

 The Education of Hopey Glass is the latest published work I've seen from Jaime Hernandez ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
May 13, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of James Tiptree, Jr. by Julie Phillips

It's been a long time since I read a biography.  In fact, I think the last time I read one, I had to get up in front of the class and give a report about it.  So, I wasn't sure what to expect from James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon.  I ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
May 12, 2009 | 0 comments
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