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A review of After the Workshop: A Memoir by Jack Hercules Sheahan by John McNally

Jack Hercules Sheahan, the subtitular main character of After the Workshop: A Memoir by Jack Hercules Sheahan-- actually written by novelist ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
April 22, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine

There are probably hundreds of novels written using Jane Austen's characters or themes, including some recent best sellers such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (reviewed ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
April 21, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Richistan by Robert Frank

I downloaded Richistan:  A Journey through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich from the library's digital download center Overdrive to ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
April 19, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Anna Karenina by Leograf Tolstoy

I just finished Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's translation of ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
April 17, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

"Alice in Wonderland" that is.  If you've already seen or are planning to see Tim Burton's new take on this classic children's story you HAVE to read Alice I Have Been  by Melanie Benjamin.  Benjamin ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
April 13, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Bite Me by Christopher Moore

They're back! Humor novelist Christopher Moore returns with Bite me: A Love Story which ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
April 12, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

I have many skills that I never use or think about, including cross-stitch, making meringue and yes, folding a flag.  It was while reading Sarah Blake's WWII novel The Postmistress that I got to thinking about many of the things I learned ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
April 9, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

The Pinney Book Group recently read and discussed Jayber Crow by the prolific ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
April 8, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Help by Kathryn Stockett

With Kathryn Stockett's blockbuster novel The Help enjoying its 50th week ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
April 7, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of 212 by Alafair Burke

Some authors publish their first fabulous book and then seem to fall into a slump thereafter.  Other authors write solid first books and then get progressively better with each succeeding effort.  Alafair Burke falls into the latter category.  I'll admit I picked up her ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
April 5, 2010 | 0 comments
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