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A review of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson takes place in the present day ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 29, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Reaching the Animal Mind by Karen Pryor

...these are just a few of the stories animal behaviorist and trainer Karen Pryor includes in her latest book, ...read more

Reviewed by Karen on
July 28, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh

I've never read Mary Balogh before, but I was in the mood for a nice, old-fashioned little Regency romance and this book received a glowing review in Library Journal. It's a short novel, just under 200 pages, and zips right along. ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 27, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood

It's summer, and like a lot of Madisonians, I'm looking to get out of town fora few days. But sincethe budget doesn't allow for much beyond ajaunt to Paoli (a nice town, but still), most of the traveling I'm going to do comes throughbooks, and murder mysteries in particular. This year, I'm going to Australia on the cheap, courtesy of authors Kerry Greenwood and Peter Temple. ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
July 26, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

One of the worst things I can ever envision is to be imprisoned for a crime you didn't commit. Imagining someone having to go through the indignities, loss of freedom and choice, and the endless monotony of being in prison when they're innocent horrifies me. How do you get through that? Knowing you're innocent and spending time in a system that is set up for the guilty? Very tough to imagine. But what about going to prison for a crime you did commit? Is that less scary? Going to federal prison ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 23, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Passage by Justin Cronin

That is one of the subject headings in our catalog for this summer's blockbuster The Passage by ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
July 22, 2010 | 1 comment
A review of The Book that Eats People by John Perry

Warning! This is not a bedtime story. So opens John Perry's most dangerous picture book, The Book That Eats People."One day in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sammy Ruskin forgot to wash his hands after lunch and the book tasted peanut butter on his fingers." Over the top text is matched by Mark ...read more

Reviewed by Karen on
July 21, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Letters to Everyone and Anyone by Toon Tellegen

I love you so and don't want to give you up.  I love the way you feel in my hands, the weight of your pages, the quality of your paper, the colors of your illustrations.  I love your little ribbon bookmark and the way I can pick you up and set you on my nightstand or put you in my bag to take with me and save for later. Reading you aloud is a special activity that I share with my child.  He grabs for the pages while I turn them, but soon he will be turning them on his own. ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 19, 2010 | 0 comments
Book cover of Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer
Eileen Dreyer

I've been a big fan of Eileen Dreyer's mystery/suspense novels for a long time - in fact, I highly recommend  ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 16, 2010 | 0 comments
Book cover of The Wrong Mother
Sophie Hannah

You know that book you heard about last year?  The one you checked out and took home then brought back unread?  Not because it wasn't good but because you weren't in the mood to read it.  For me that book is The Wrong Mother by ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 14, 2010 | 1 comment
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