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A review of Free For All by Don Borchert

When I stumbled across Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
December 21, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Sick Girl by Amy Silverstein

Living with a chronic illness can be difficult, and as Amy Silverstein points out in her book, Sick Girl, it can also be hard to live with a transplanted organ.  The difference between the two is that people expect someone to have problems with the chronic illness but not with a ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 20, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Last Seen Leaving by Kelly Braffet

Last Seen Leaving by Kelly Braffet is an interesting little gem.  It's, of course, a book about grief (I do ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
December 18, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of One More Time by Carol Burnett

The other night on PBS there was a biography special on about comedian Carol Burnett, and although I didn't mean to watch it, I made the mistake of leaving it on for a few minutes, and then I was hooked. Perhaps I should explain.  When I was little I read a lot of adult books, because that's pretty much what was in our house.  In addition to reading a few things that were probably a little "old" for me, I ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
December 17, 2007 | 1 comment
A review of Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

I will make the proclamation:  2007 is the year of Joe Hill.  This guy can write! First up was Heart-Shaped Box, reviewed ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
December 15, 2007 | 2 comments
A review of I'm A Lebowski, You're A Lebowski by Bill Green

If the title above makes you call out 'Big Lebowski!' you must checkout ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
December 14, 2007 | 2 comments
A review of Catching Genius by Kristy Kiernan

Do you love/hate the girl you grew up with?  Have your feelings changed over the years?  For many of us the next few weeks means coming together with siblings and stirring up old memories of how you grew up together.  First time novelist Kristy Kiernan explores the deep bonds of sisterhood in her book ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
December 13, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Devil's Gentleman by Harold Schechter

One late December morning in 1898, a woman named Katherine Adams woke up with a hangover.  A package of bromo seltzer had recently been sent to her cousin and boarder, Harry Cornish, and Mrs. Adams turned to the potion to relieve her splitting headache.  Two minutes after taking the seltzer, she was violently ill and a sickly blue color; minutes later she was dead, a victim of poisoning by cyanide of mercury.  Adams' death, unusual as it was, was only the beginning of ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
December 12, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Falling Upwards by Lee Siegel

Yes, there's been no shortage of writing about the death of the book review in print form.  When journalists are in particularly high form they broaden it to mean the end of all newspapers, and criticism ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
December 11, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd

In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash is perhaps better known as ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
December 10, 2007 | 1 comment
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