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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
A review of The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton

Don't let the beginning of the book scare you away; think of the disorienting first chapters of Eleanor Catton's precocious debut The Rehearsal as your warm-up, a rehearsal of the techniques you'll be using as you read this innovative, challenging but totally ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
August 19, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Tip It: The World According to Maggie by Maggie Griffin

Fans of Kathy Griffin know her 90-year-old mother Maggie as a sensible, mid-western voice of reason in the wacky world of Hollywood stars and lifestyles of the rich and famous. She enjoys celebrity spotting at her local West Hollywood Pavilions grocery store, loves her family, knows the value of a dollar, and appreciates a nice glass of wine. In the ever expanding genre of celebrity memoirs, ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
August 18, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Pinkie has problems.He has just murdered the newspaper reporter responsible for the death of Kite, the gang leader Pinkie always admired. But the murder didn't go smoothly, and now Pinkie is faced with the prospect of tying up the loose ends in order to escape the gallows. The coolly methodical pursuit of that goal is at the heart of ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
August 17, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster

Yes, that's me, lover of all things snarky. Chelsea, Kathy and Daniel are some of my favorite comedians because of their witty, often snotty and always irreverant commentary. Things that come out of their mouth are remarks that I could only dream of saying out loud. I had forgotten all about another fun snarky writer, Jen Lancaster, until her new book " ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
August 12, 2010 | 0 comments
A Whisper to the Living Stuart Kaminsky

What's one to do when a favorite detectives bites the dust because his creator dies? It seems that a number of mystery authors have died in the past year: Dick Francis, ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
August 10, 2010 | 0 comments
Book cover of Silence of the Lambs
The NPR audience cast more than 17, 000 votes to select "Killer Thrillers" - the most pulse-quickening, suspenseful novels ever written (along with Truman Capote's sensational true-crime book). Find the top ten titles listed below in our library catalog: 1. ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
August 7, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi's novel The Windup Girl is getting tons of praise from critics; it's already won a Nebula Award and the Locus Award and is nominated for a ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
August 6, 2010 | 0 comments
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