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A review of The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar

I'm not sure when or where I first heard of Martin Millar, but for some reason, his name has been on my radar for a while.  Millar's best known book is probably ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
April 30, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of My Sister, My Love by Joyce Carol Oates

I'm not a person who is fascinated by creepy news stories - celebrity trials, serial killers, mass murders - I don't want to know about any of it.  So I can't explain why I was attracted to one of Joyce Carol Oates' latest novels, ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
April 28, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

When Citizen Reader bids her loyal readers to pick up anything related to Great Britain, I jump.  So after reading her recent review of  ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
April 27, 2009 | 8 comments
A review of Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

What do librarians do in their free time?  According to Charlaine Harris' character Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, they accidentally solve murder mysteries in small towns.  The first in the series, Real Murders, introduces us to Aurora and a motley crue of characters making up fictional Atlanta suburb, Lawrenceton, GA.  Aurora belongs to a local group "Real ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
April 25, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Interred With Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell

If you are looking for a fast paced thriller built around the mystery of William Shakespeare, try Interred with Their Bones.  Kate Stanley, once a rising star in Shakespearian academic circles, looks now to the theatre world with a new staging of Hamlet at London’s Globe Theatre. ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Sequoya on
April 24, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The World Below by Sue Miller

The World Below is a story that moves back and forth between a granddaughter (in her 50s) going through her now deceased grandmother Georgia's belongings-- including diaries-- and the actual life her grandmother really lived, way back when. Granddaughter Catherine had of course always known her Grandfather ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
April 23, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin

If the best-selling author, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and designer of humane livestock handling facilities still eats meat, then I feel OK about it, too.  But I was really questioning my love of bacon after reading her new book ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
April 21, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

One of the many joys of the Wisconsin Book Festival is the opportunity to hear authors that even avid readers might not be familiar with.  I attended a reading with Tom Perrotta (The Abstinence Teacher, reviewed earlier on ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
April 20, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Undiscovered Country by L.L. Enger

Lin Enger starts out his first solo novel* with a bang-literally.  Within the first fifteen pages of Undiscovered Country, seventeen-year-old Jesse Matson, out hunting with his father, hears a single shot and realizes something is terribly wrong ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
April 17, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman

This is the second go-round for Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's graphic novel ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
April 16, 2009 | 0 comments
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