A review of Through the Heart by Kate Morgenroth

It's not often that I finish a book in 24 hours (okay, I admit, I had a long weekend), but Kate Morgenroth's more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
January 14, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War and so far the only two news items I've seen about this are not inspiring. Some Southern states are omitting mention of slavery in their official pronouncements about the causes of the conflict, but what's worse is that many states, facing huge financial crises, have not budgeted a single dollar for commemoration activities. Times may be tough, but it would be a great shame to let this anniversary go by without devoting more

Reviewed by Helene on
January 13, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris

Noted NPR reporter Michele Norris wanted to writea book about race relations inspired by the election campaign of Barack Obama, but as she started writing, the book quickly changed to a much more personal and very engrossing story. The campaign and election hadalso spurred conversation in her own family more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 12, 2011 | 1 comment
A review of Juliet by Anne Fortier

Juliet by Anne Fortier is a nice fat romance-y thriller steeped in history and lore. This is just the sort of novel I like to read while camped out on the sofa with a big blanket and a steaming hot mug of coffee. That more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
January 11, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of Portrait of Camelot by Richard Reeves

Are you stumped about what to get with your bookstore gift card? Look no further, the perfect coffee table book has arrived. Portrait of Camelot by Richard Reeves highlights the photography of Cecil Stoughton, official White House photographer, andwould make the perfect addition to any gathering, opened and then passed around along with the Chex mix. I fell in love with the Kennedys during my more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
January 8, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of Dead Like You by Peter James

Over my Christmas break I was happy to delve into a thriller by a new to me, best-selling, British author who's been getting some great reviews like this from the Washington Post. Here's a snippet: "It's a remarkably inventive story of sexual obsession, possibly the most engrossing thriller since Thomas Harris's The Silence of the more

Reviewed by Jane J on
January 7, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof

That's aMao Tse-Tungquotethat inspired authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn as the title of their excellent more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
January 6, 2011 | 0 comments
A review of The Cradle by Patrick Somerville

A wonderful discovery for me in 2010 was The Cradle by Green Bay native Patrick more

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January 4, 2011 | 0 comments
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A couple of years ago I got a lifetime account to It gave me a way to keep track of what I've read. Because I had a bit of time, I decided to look over what I have read this past year. After a bit of analysis I discovered that I have read mostly mysteries and romances, with a few novels and nonfiction titles scattered in between. Since it's that time of year for "best of " lists, I thought that it would be nice to more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
January 3, 2011 | 1 comment
A review of The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken

That is why they are valuable! This line is from the introduction of The 50th Anniversary Edition of Peg Bracken's The I Hate to Cook Book, newly updated and revised and still as funny as ever. When I went off to live in my first apartment, my mom gave me her well-worn copy of Saucepans and the Single Girl. This book is also hilarious in a mod sixtiesway. I think it's actually based on a Natalie Wood movie, more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
December 29, 2010 | 3 comments
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