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A review of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

I'm not talking about a new type of flower for spring planting, but the recent Pulitizer Prize winning book The Brief Wondorous Life of Oscar Wao by ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
May 22, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan

Set in contemporary Tel Aviv, Rutu Modan's Exit Wounds is ...read more

Reviewed by Barbara - Alicia Ashman on
May 21, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

Our book group just finished reading and discussing The Devil's Highway by ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
May 20, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson consistently produces appealing and well written character driven mysteries.  In the latest book, ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 19, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Lost Ark of the Covenant by Tudor Parfitt

Everyone ready to go see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when it opens on May 22?* If you can't wait, or you're waiting for it to come to the cheap seats (see you there!), consider picking up a copy of ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
May 17, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Host by Stephenie Meyer

 If you've read my reviews you know I'm a fan of urban fantasy/paranormal novels.  Vampires and werewolves?  Bring 'em on.  Given that fact, I surprise myself (and a few of my co-workers) by the fact that I haven't yet read Stephenie Meyer's ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
May 16, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn

The girl who broke Nick's heart three weeks, two days and twenty-three hours ago shows up at his gig and he completely falls apart.  He can only spend so much time packing instruments away and setting up for the next band.  What is she doing there, anyway?  The one thing he asked of Tris when she left was that she stay away from his shows.  Not only is she a heartbreaker, she's a liar. Nick heads to the bar and tries to hide in the crowd.  But there she is again. ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 15, 2008 | 3 comments
A review of Dark of the Moon by John Sandford

In Dark of the Moon Virgil Flowers, a member of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), gets the starring role after playing a supporting one in earlier books in the ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
May 14, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz

I can't exactly say why I chose to pick up John Burnham Schwartz's newest novel The Commoner, but I have a feeling it was on account of ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
May 12, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of To Cork or Not to Cork by George M Taber

Growing up in Wisconsin, I have to admit that in my family the beverage of choice on a night out was most likely beer, or if at a nightclub, a brandy old-fashioned.  So even though my mother enjoyed her occasional glass of Mogen David, wine was not something I knew or even thought much about.  Fast forward a few decades and I had reached the point of a glass of wine while dining out, but was pretty uncertain about the whole thing. I mean: are they all dry?  And what is this about ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Alicia Ashman on
May 10, 2008 | 1 comment
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