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A review of Coop by Michael Perry

Poultry, pigs, and parenting.  Or four p's, if you count Perry. You may remember Wisconsinite Michael Perry from such books as ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
June 8, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Wetlands by Charlotte Roche

I'll be right to the point here, this is not a recommendation for Wetlands, the somewhat notorious debut novel by ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
June 5, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Borderline by Nevada Barr

Fortunately for fans of Nevada Barr's long running mystery series, featuring Ranger Anna Pigeon, there are many national parks all over the country for Anna ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
June 4, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Eye Against Eye by Forrest Gander

Part of the pleasure of reading a book of poems is you can jump around, taking in a few poems at a time – first those ones that immediately appeal to you, then going back to fill in the blanks or pick up the strays at it were. Forrest Gander’s ...read more

Reviewed by Tien on
June 2, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles

Paulette Jiles' (Enemy Women) latest novel, Color of Lightning, is ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
June 1, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of: Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

I am very jealous of a colleague that will soon be taking a bite out of the big apple and staying a few days in the city that never sleeps.  I just finished one of my favorite YA authors Maureen Johnson's new book Suite Scarlett which is set in New York.  Johnson is part of a YA writing group that includes the company of John Green ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
May 29, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Shut Up, You're Fine! by Andrew Hudgins

 I'm not usually a poetry reader.  But something about the title (maybe the subtitle?) for Andrew Hudgin's newest volume of verse made me curious enough to give it a try.  That title is ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
May 28, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Why on earth would anyone want to read a novel about a brilliant Harvard professor who discovers she has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease?  Well, I’ll tell you why: it’s a compelling story.  And so very readable.  Lisa Genova’s Still Alice is ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 26, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of The Typewriter Satyr by Dwight Allen

The setting of a novel can often make or break your reading experience.  For some people this is why they enjoy reading so much, it takes them away to a different city, country or even universe.  But reading about your own literal backyard may make you smile with recognition or cringe with the thought of a writer analyzing your mannerisms for a later journal entry. Local author Dwight Allen's newest novel The Typewriter Satyr takes place in fictional ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
May 21, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Some books become popular because readers talk about them and recommend them to others.  Of course, there is also publisher publicity, and book reviews to spark interest (not to mention Oprah and other television shows).  The Hotel on the Corner of ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 19, 2009 | 0 comments
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