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A review of Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult's latest contemporary best seller chronicles life in Sterling New Hampshire leading up to a high school shooting. ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
January 10, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine

 Breaking up is never easy, but Adrian Tomine's latest graphic novel, Shortcomings, explores the pain and stereotypes ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
January 9, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Armed America by Kyle Cassidy

Here's two phrases you don't often see in the same sentence: Portrait photography and gun control.  Even more rarely do you see the two combined in a published book, which is what makes Kyle Cassidy's book Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes so unique. Whatever ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
January 8, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of Trespass by Valerie Martin

Tresspass by Valerie Martin is a book that starts slowly and simply but then turns out to have a multi- ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 7, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Down Home Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair

Linnea Sinclair is an author who's been around for a while, though you may not have heard of her.  She started her publishing career writing romance/science fiction hybrids for a very small publisher (under the pen name ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
January 4, 2008 | 0 comments
...if you're a Jane Austen fan, that is.  If you love Jane Austen's books, books written in the style of Austen, or if you keep hearing her name and just want to find out, once and for all, what all the fuss is about, January is going to be a very good month for you, as PBS and Masterpiece Theatre are pairing up to offer Jane Austen January.  During the entire month they'll be showing new adaptations of ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
January 3, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Has anyone seen No Country for Old Men yet?  Or read any of Cormac McCarthy's books?  Librarians tend to do a happy dance and shriek wildly when books and authors enjoy new or renewed popularity because a movie is released. ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
January 2, 2008 | 2 comments
A review of Them by Nathan McCall

What happens when a poor, African-American neighborhood becomes attractive to whites because it is convenient to downtown (or convenient to another place whites are interested in?) Urban planners call it gentrification.  Some journalists call the whites pioneers.  Sometimes the affected African-Americans call their new neighbors something far less flattering.  It hasn't happened in Madison to the degree it has elsewhere...but its been a huge issue in our nearby Chicago ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
December 29, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Ever-Running Man by Marcia Muller

Marcia Muller has been writing Sharon McCone mysteries for decades ( the first, ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 28, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Double Bind by Christopher A Bohjalian

In an author's note opening his book The Double Bind, Chris Bohjalian tells us that the ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
December 27, 2007 | 1 comment
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