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A review of The City & The City by China Mieville

I had very high expectations for China Mieville's sci-fi crime novel The City & the City, and while it was a good, well ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
July 13, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Love Is A Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

Remember that one song from the 8th grade dance that seemed to get all the girls out on the floor?  So does Rob Sheffield.  In his New York Times bestselling biography Love is a ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
July 8, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

When Tamora Pierce published a new novel set in her fantasy realm of Tortall I was thrilled.  I've read a couple of her other series and loved them.  Pierce specializes in strong, capable young women as ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 7, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Anglo Files by Sarah Lyall

When someone marries and settles in a spouse's home country instead of their own, there will be many cultural differences, and that is true even when language isn't an issue.  These differences can be extreme enough that an enterprising writer may get a book from his or her experiences and perceptions. That is the case for Sarah Lyall, author of ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
July 6, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

I am not exaggerating about this.  Kelly Corrigan's account of dealing with breast cancer at the same time that her dad is dealing with bladder cancer is a funny, funny book.  I laughed out loud while reading it on a plane.  That's crazy, right? The title of the book, The Middle Place, refers to the ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 1, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

Los Angeles Times reporter Jack McEvoy, featured in Michael Connelly's earlier novel ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
June 30, 2009 | 0 comments
A review The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

Let me make this clear right off the bat: Truly Plaice isn't really a giant.  At least, she's isn't what you'd find at the top of a beanstalk.  She's more an Andre the Giant type; hence the "little" before "giant" in the title of Tiffany Baker's debut novel ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
June 29, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of The Invincible Iron Man: The Five Nightmares by Matt Fraction

If, like me, you're a fan of last summer's Iron Man movie (on DVD and ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
June 26, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Governess by Ruth Brandon

Before this month, I'd never heard of the Reform Firm.  That was the name of a group of women in the Victorian era who fought to improve women's education, among other feminist causes.  During this time when all women were supposed to be married and the property of their husbands, those who couldn't marry had very few choices.  One of those few choices was becoming a governess.  The ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
June 24, 2009 | 1 comment
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