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A review of The Jungle by Upton Sinclaire

A week ago Saturday, the South Madison Branch Library book discussion group discussed The Jungle by ...read more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
March 29, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of So Happy Together by Maryann McFadden

Claire Noble feels that finally it is her turn to live the life that until now she had only dreamed of.  Long the responsible one: raising her only daughter without any help from her irresponsible ex- husband, staying close to home in order to help her aging parents, being a sounding board for her friend with the alcoholic husband and special needs child.  But now she will be shortly married to Rick, leaving her job of teaching history at the local high school, and moving to Arizona ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Alicia Ashman on
March 25, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin

Gail Godwin's latest novel, Unfinished Desires, is an involved and intriguing look into a Catholic ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
March 23, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson

A book about librarians just came out and let's hope it gets into the hands of many local donors because it is a complete love letter to libraries and the profession.  This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians can save us all by ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
March 22, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

This old house is run-down.  This old house is leaky.  This old house is far from town.  And this old house sends them screaming 'cause it's the scariest place around.  I'm talking about Hundreds Hall, the big, spooky mansion at the center of Sarah Water's ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
March 17, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Crossfire by P.M. Carlson

The Central mystery book group met last week and discussed Crossfire by ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
March 15, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Family Man by Elinor Lipman

Like Mary, I really enjoy Elinor Lipman.  My first experience reading her books was ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
March 11, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

As a new feature, MADreads is going to post reports of Madison Public Library book group discussions.  If you're like us, you're always on the lookout for that next great, discussable book.  Our inaugural report comes from the Sequoya branch.  The Sequoya book group just read ...read more

Reviewed by Tracy - Sequoya on
March 9, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of When Everything Changed by Gail Collins

Gail Collin's very readable account of the last fifty years of American women's history, ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
March 8, 2010 | 0 comments
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