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A review of Merry, Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart

Carolyn Hart’s new Bailey Ruth Raeburn mystery is just what the doctor ordered during this dreary time of year. Bailey Ruth is a ghost, or as her boss reminds her, a heavenly emissary, who doesn’t always follow the rules. Although this time she does try to follow the Precepts for Heavenly Visitation more closely, she again ends up doing the right thing the wrong way to the dismay of her boss, Wiggins. In Merry, ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 3, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Lost City of Z by David Grann

David Grann's nonfiction adventure/history The Lost City of Z walks a precarious line ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
March 2, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of: Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson

YA writing goddess Maureen Johnson's second installment in Scarlett Martins' story was worth the wait, Scarlett Fever was great!  Unless you have read ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
March 1, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? by Liz Prince

He: Liz? She: Hmm? He: Will you snuggle with me? She: If you stop farting. He: Nevermind. Now, if you don't see the humor is that little exchange, then Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? a collection of comic ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
February 25, 2010 | 1 comment
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
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