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A review of Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope

I've loved Joanna Trollope since I first read The Men and the Girls way back in the ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
January 8, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall is not to be taken lightly.  This year's winner of the Man Booker Prize is not the sort of Tudor pageant most fiction treatments make of Henry VIII's reign, nor does it dwell on the clandestine ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
January 7, 2010 | 1 comment
The Caldecott Medal is awarded by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the preceding year.  For those children's book lovers who are curious about which books from 2009 librarians are discussing as ...read more

Reviewed by Karen on
January 6, 2010 | 5 comments
A review of Open by Andre Agassi

Two of the all-time best tennis players have recently released autobiographies and the stories of their beginnings could not be more different.  Serena Williams, author of ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 5, 2010 | 5 comments
A review of The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

I don't usually like historical novels, but I just finished reading one I could NOT put down.  The House at Riverton by ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
January 4, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

The other night I stayed up way too late reading a book.  Not unusual in and of itself but it was what I was reading that surprised me.  Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
January 2, 2010 | 6 comments
In the last month we've posted some of the "best" lists of books of the year.  And there is definitely enough on them to keep you reading for while.  But when you've caught up, remember that Madison Public has lists all year round.  Some of them are part of our categorized list of lists called Don't MIss and might include things like: ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
January 1, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn D. Wall

Sweeping up Glass by Carolyn Wall is a remarkable first novel, the story of a long ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 31, 2009 | 0 comments
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
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