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A review of Troublemaker: A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel by Janet Evanovich

Clearly the only reason the graphic novel (GN) Troublemaker Book 1 got publishedwas because of its rock star famous co-author Janet Evanovich and I'm not certain even her biggest fans will appreciate this very short ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
September 15, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan's latest book, A Visit from the GoonSquad*, isn't a traditional novel; it's a loosely connected string of short stories that span several decades and at least three continents, but together create a picture of a group of people whose lives have touched each other. When I first heard ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
September 14, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Out of Eden by Beth Ciotta

The last time I enjoyed a contemporary chick lit/romance as much as I did Beth Ciotta's Out of Eden was when I ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
September 13, 2010 | 0 comments
Are you still waiting to read Mockingjay? Are you finished and yearning for more? I'm only 1/2 way through, so there are no spoilers here! But I've been very curious about the Hunger Games movies and who will sign on to direct, who will be cast as ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
September 11, 2010 | 6 comments
A review of The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis

I read a lot of books (though I'm sure many of you can top this, I'm happy to be at fifty this year so far) and I like most of the books I read, but I've found that as I've grown older, making a real connection with a work of literature or an author has become rarer; this is why I was so happy to discover Lydia Davis, who knows that when I write the words "real connection," what I mean ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
September 10, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

It has been 5 years since Hurricane Katrina, and due to that anniversary, photos of the flooding and damages were again being shown on our television sets. Even though the coverage at the time was impressive and graphic, itis hard toimaginewhat it was like for the residents of New Orleans. Dave Eggers, ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
September 9, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of: I know I am, but what are you? by Samantha Bee

Like my fellow reviewer Katharine, I appreciate female comics: Chelsea Handler, Kathy Griffin, and Margaret Cho in particular. And I love, love, love Samantha Bee, best known as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Her new book is HI-larious. ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
September 7, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Oprah's book group picks Word went out in the last couple of days that Oprah was going to announce her new book group pick on September 17th. And the crowds went wild. At least they did online. The guessing yesterday was leaning towards the idea that Oprah might channel ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
September 2, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of The other Wes Moore: one name and two fates by Wes Moore

Two young men with the same name were featured in the Baltimore Sun in December 2000. One was named a Rhodes Scholar and the other was wanted for allegedly killing a police officer in an armed robbery. These two young men started out on very similar paths - how did their lives turn out so differently? The full story of what happened is told by Wes Moore, the Rhodes Scholar, veteran, White House Fellow and successful businessman in ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
August 30, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Cum Laude by Cecily Von Ziegesar

I found Cecily Von Ziegesar's new novel Cum Laude nearly as entertaining as her ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
August 23, 2010 | 0 comments
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