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A review of The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver's first novel in several years, The Lacuna, spans three decades in the life of ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
February 24, 2010 | 0 comments
In one of the most anticipated and followed book contests of the year, United Kingdom based Bookseller magazine has announced its longlist for its 2009 Diagram Prize.  Yet another list of books for the harried reader to consider, you ask?  The beauty of the Diagram Prize is that the reader has to go no further than ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
February 23, 2010 | 1 comment
Readers like to read.  That's a fact.  What's also often true is that readers love to find someone who's read the same book.  Because, although readers are stereotyped as quiet, head-in-the-book folks, the fact is we love to talk about what we've read with other readers.  Doesn't matter if our fellow reader liked the book as much as we did (though we can hope) what matters is being able to talk about it. At Madison Public Library we offer a variety of opportunities to talk ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
February 19, 2010 | 3 comments
A review of Strong Enough To Die by Jon Land

A man with no memories wanders through a bazaar in Bahrain Two Texas Rangers face an ambush along the border A reporter drops dead at his computer These scenes set the tone for Strong Enough to Die, a new thriller from ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
February 18, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Annie's Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg

Annie's Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg is an intriguing book about the uncovering of family secrets.  His mother, Beth, often spoke about how she grew up as an only child.  After her death, he discovers that she had a sister who was ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
February 17, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper hilariously describes a stressful week in the life of ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
February 15, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

The ominous sky behind the title is a perfect representation of what's inside this book: churning, nuanced gradations of mystery. Dan Chaon's new novel ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
February 11, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of: Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

...since I felt so compelled to finish a book that I kept the booklight burning long past my usual bedtime.  I'm reading teen books right now to find those select titles that will make the final cut for Madison's annual summer Teen's Choice Awards review list.  So, the book that kept me up?  ...read more

Reviewed by Karen on
February 10, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

I know that Charlaine Harris’s series featuring Sookie Stackhouse is garnering a lot of attention, helped along by the HBO series ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Alicia Ashman on
February 9, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry

Many authors write series characters, some of my favorites are Atkinson's Jackson Brodie, Kellerman's ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
February 8, 2010 | 0 comments
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