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This year's National Book Award winners were announced Wednesday night at a dinner in New York City.  The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
November 19, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews

My new favorite novel is The Flying Troutmans by ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
November 18, 2009 | 3 comments
A review of Stitches by David Small

Judging from David Small's award-winning children's books illustrations, it's hard to imagine that the same man is behind the dark tale recounted in the graphic novel memoir ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
November 17, 2009 | 4 comments
A review of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben Winters

Quirk Books' mission is to “amuse, to bemuse, to entertain, and to inform (not necessarily in that order, but usually all at the same time).”  Even though they are a small, relatively new publishing house, several of their books have become national bestsellers, including The ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
November 16, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Art of Making Money by Jason Kersten

When I first picked up The Art of Making Money I thought, “Great.  Probably one of those ...read more

Reviewed by Terry on
November 13, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti

It's nearing the end of the year and I had a little vacation time to use (or lose) and naturally I did some reading.  Not as much as I thought I would of course, all that nice sunshiny weather got in the way of that plan, but I did get a few books read. First up was Running from the Devil by ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
November 12, 2009 | 3 comments
A review of Blame by Michelle Huneven

Michelle Huneven's new book Blame is just as good as all the reviews say it is.  As I read through them trying to come up with the right words to describe it I decided EW's Leah ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
November 11, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Sometimes a book is a good read (or listen) just because it is fun and entertaining and has likable characters.  ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
November 10, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Beyond One by Jennifer Bingham Hull

Jennifer Hull's Beyond One: Growing a Family and Getting a Life crossed the reference desk the other day and caught my eye.  "Hey," I thought, "I have one child and no life!"  Plus, two sweet-looking children were pictured on the cover, snug as bugs in what appear to be ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
November 7, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Vampire Haiku by Ryan Mecum

Chill October night A vampire writes in non-verse A nip in the air? How do you like my haiku? I felt compelled to write it only because it seems appropriate to at least try to use the form when reviewing a book written in haiku.   ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
November 5, 2009 | 0 comments
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