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Publishers Weekly announced their top 100 books of the year last week. Here are the top ten, available from the library: ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
November 16, 2010 | 0 comments
A review Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin

Does anybody else out there have a thing about nuns and Catholic school stories? I supposeI dobecause I went to one and experienced the pleasures and the pains - of saintly Sister Cecilia who nurtured the spark in each girl in class (and even loved the Beatles) to evil Sister Mary Michelle who wieldedthe stick she called'Susie'on our knuckles when we didn't get the answers right. Much to my delight, ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
November 15, 2010 | 0 comments
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The leaves are falling, but I am still working my way through the Hottest Graphic Novels of Summer 2010 list from GraphicNovelReporter.com. It may take me until next summer to get through my list! And that is kinda fun. Amulet ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
November 10, 2010 | 0 comments
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This inaugural list put together by librarians and Library Journal's regular book reviewers represents an assortment of books appropriate for a broad reading audience. You may have read or are looking forward to reading many of these titles already. This list is also a great place to start for holiday gift buying. ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
November 9, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Barbara Demick opens her case study ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
November 8, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Generosity: An Enhancement by Richard Powers

Is there a novel written these days that isn't multiple seemingly unconnected story threads that come together at the end? Maybe it's just what I'm drawn to. Here's another, Generosity: An Enhancement by ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
November 6, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation by Sharon Lerner

If you are a mom living in the United States, you might want to avoid the Mississippi Delta. Not only is it the poorest area in the nation, but there is virtually no support for family planning, no support for children once they arrive, no childcare available if you need to work, and few jobs that pay more than minimum wage. In 2006, 26% of all mothers in Mississippi lacked health insurance. Unfortunately, the United States is full of places like the Mississippi Delta where families struggle to ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
November 4, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee by Sarah Silverman

I'll admit it: I'm no Sarah Silverman fan. Poop and fart jokes make me cringe and that covers a lot of her material. She's got a ton of original stuff when it comes to the scatological, but I just don't find it funny. I'm not sure why I gave The Bedwetter: Stories of ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
October 26, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Power of Half by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

What do you have to give? Time? Money? Your house? The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back by Kevin Salwen & Hannah Salwen explores the idea of "half" projects. It all started when Hannah was 15-years old ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
October 21, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

Of all the things I hated during high school (and like most teenagers, my list was lengthy), chemistry ranked quite high. Chemistry, like trigonometry,mandatory pep ralliesand the finer points of grammar, had nothing to do with Real Life. Years later, after reading ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
October 20, 2010 | 1 comment
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