A review of A Mercy by Toni Morrison

If I were studying literature, I would have read Toni Morrison's more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
December 23, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Farm City by Novella Carpenter

When I think of the best time of the year, I am not talking about the upcoming holidays, but instead the various lists of best books that come from multiple sources.  Katharine's review of Little Bee a few days ago brought Library Journal's list of the more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 22, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Sacrifice by S.J. Bolson

As I told you in my last post, I'd been in a bit of a reading slump.  That slump has now passed (I hope) and I have two first time authors to thank.  Both novels start with the discovery of a murdered young women - one found buried in a peat bog of the Shetland Islands and the other in her bedroom in the historical setting of Dobson, NY in 1905. In more

Reviewed by Jane J on
December 21, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Little Bee by Chris Cleave

I may be able to squeeze in one more novel before the holiday madness begins, but if I don't I'm so glad Little Bee by more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
December 20, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

OK, that's not really fair.  More specifically, beware of twins in Audrey Niffenegger's new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry.  I was really looking forward to this book and was prepared to love it.  It's a spooky story of death and ghosts in and around more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
December 19, 2009 | 4 comments
A review of Hardball by Sara Paretsky

There are a number of long-lived and continually excellent mystery series, too many to list here.  One of the best known is Sue Grafton who's latest well-reviewed book in her alphabet series has just been published - she's made it to more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 18, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Once Upon a Twice by Denise Doyen

Denise Doyen's debut picture book, Once Upon a Twice is a tale of a mouse whose desire for adventure draws him into a sticky situation with a water snake.  This simple tale is remarkable in the more

Reviewed by Karen on
December 17, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Long Past Stopping by Oran Canfield

Sure, being a parent is hard work--but it's not impossible.  Like any job, however, it really helps to show up.  The parents of Oran Canfield--author of Long Past Stopping—had trouble with that part of the job description.  Oran’s dad left home when Oran was one and his more

Reviewed by Terry on
December 16, 2009 | 5 comments
A review of The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer

“We think we know the ones we love.” It’s easy to think of the 1950s as a bland decade, sandwiched between years of war and social revolution. In The Story of a Marriage, Andrew Sean Greer takes the reader to 1953 San Francisco and shows us an era flavored with fear and doubt. Pearlie Cook is a more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
December 14, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Ford County by John Grisham

John Grisham returns to fictional Clanton Mississippi - the setting of his novel, more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
December 12, 2009 | 0 comments
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