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A review of The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

I have many skills that I never use or think about, including cross-stitch, making meringue and yes, folding a flag.  It was while reading Sarah Blake's WWII novel The Postmistress that I got to thinking about many of the things I learned ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
April 9, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

The Pinney Book Group recently read and discussed Jayber Crow by the prolific ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
April 8, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Help by Kathryn Stockett

With Kathryn Stockett's blockbuster novel The Help enjoying its 50th week ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
April 7, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of 212 by Alafair Burke

Some authors publish their first fabulous book and then seem to fall into a slump thereafter.  Other authors write solid first books and then get progressively better with each succeeding effort.  Alafair Burke falls into the latter category.  I'll admit I picked up her ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
April 5, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Central Library's book group met Wednesday March 17th to discuss A Reliable Wife by Robert ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
April 2, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders

The stories in George Saunders's CivilWarLand in Bad Decline ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
April 1, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion by William Tucci

It had been years since I had seen a comic book featuring Sgt. Rock.  The DC Comics World War II era heroic icon had lost much of his appeal by the time the Vietnam War was dragging to a close and he had more or less faded into obscurity.  But when I saw the new graphic novel Sgt ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
March 31, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Book of Murder by Guillermo Martinez

and in Guillermo Martínez's The Book of Murder, there is a whole lot of crazy going on.  What's unclear is who is crazy by nature, who is crazy by circumstance and who is crazy by design. I don't know what your thoughts on the matter ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
March 30, 2010 | 4 comments
A review of The Jungle by Upton Sinclaire

A week ago Saturday, the South Madison Branch Library book discussion group discussed The Jungle by ...read more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
March 29, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of So Happy Together by Maryann McFadden

Claire Noble feels that finally it is her turn to live the life that until now she had only dreamed of.  Long the responsible one: raising her only daughter without any help from her irresponsible ex- husband, staying close to home in order to help her aging parents, being a sounding board for her friend with the alcoholic husband and special needs child.  But now she will be shortly married to Rick, leaving her job of teaching history at the local high school, and moving to Arizona ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Alicia Ashman on
March 25, 2010 | 0 comments
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