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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
A review of Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

OK, that's not really fair.  More specifically, beware of twins in Audrey Niffenegger's new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry.  I was really looking forward to this book and was prepared to love it.  It's a spooky story of death and ghosts in and around ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
December 19, 2009 | 4 comments
A review of Hardball by Sara Paretsky

There are a number of long-lived and continually excellent mystery series, too many to list here.  One of the best known is Sue Grafton who's latest well-reviewed book in her alphabet series has just been published - she's made it to ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 18, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Once Upon a Twice by Denise Doyen

Denise Doyen's debut picture book, Once Upon a Twice is a tale of a mouse whose desire for adventure draws him into a sticky situation with a water snake.  This simple tale is remarkable in the ...read more

Reviewed by Karen on
December 17, 2009 | 0 comments
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