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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
A review of Long Past Stopping by Oran Canfield

Sure, being a parent is hard work--but it's not impossible.  Like any job, however, it really helps to show up.  The parents of Oran Canfield--author of Long Past Stopping—had trouble with that part of the job description.  Oran’s dad left home when Oran was one and his ...read more

Reviewed by Terry on
December 16, 2009 | 5 comments
A review of The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer

“We think we know the ones we love.” It’s easy to think of the 1950s as a bland decade, sandwiched between years of war and social revolution. In The Story of a Marriage, Andrew Sean Greer takes the reader to 1953 San Francisco and shows us an era flavored with fear and doubt. Pearlie Cook is a ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
December 14, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Ford County by John Grisham

John Grisham returns to fictional Clanton Mississippi - the setting of his novel, ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
December 12, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

...or perhaps a love letter to Madeline L'Engle.  These are two ways to describe When you Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.  Like many reviewers ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
December 11, 2009 | 4 comments
While some people like lists, and some don't, I couldn't resist Jane's invitation to list my own favorites from the year.  Just because I haven't been posting, this doesn't mean I haven't been reading, so here are the top ten, in alphabetical order: ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
December 10, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Children of the Sea by Daisuke Igarashi

Daisuke Igarashi’s Children of the Sea is a two-part manga mystery that combines magical realism with the natural world in a very curious, yet peaceful way.  Set in Tokyo, the story features Ruka, whose father works at a large research aquarium, and two boys of the sea who were raised by dugongs.  In ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
December 8, 2009 | 0 comments
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