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A review of The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block

The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block is one such novel. It follows two threads, one ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
October 9, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe by Tom Batiuk

Earlier this year Tom Batiuk was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his Funky Winkerbean comic strip. And, more specifically, for the story arc that concerned character Lisa Moore. In her story, she was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, suffered a recurrence and recently died. The first part of the story was collected in the book ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
October 8, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

and his name is Bill Compton. Such a shame that he is already in love with the coolest girl, Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic waitress extraordinaire at Merlotte's Bar and Grill in Bon Temps, Louisiana. And that he is dead and all that. But what a gentleman! Such excellent manners! I was first introduced to Bill and Sookie on HBO's new series True Blood. Total addict that I am, I had to go back and watch all of the in-demand extras interviewing the cast ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
October 7, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine

Grab your glue guns and seam rippers because craft is back! In Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design artists Faythe Levine and Courtney Heimerl chronicle the boom of the ...read more

Reviewed by Rebecca - Monroe Street on
October 6, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Takeover by Lisa Black

I've been on a thriller kick lately. Something about the fall makes me want to hunker down and dive in. Oops, sorry for the mixed metaphors but you get the picture. Good thrillers thrill. Sounds so simple but in reality it takes real skill to manage the pacing, characterizations and plot to thrilling effect. Three of my recent reads excelled in all these ways. ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
October 3, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

First time novelist Hillary Jordan's novel Mudbound caught the attention of Barbara Kingsolver and won the 2006 Bellwether Prize for Fiction, an honor that she founded to award "literature of social change." It caught my attention in the positive reviews it got in ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
October 2, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body by Francesca Gould

I usually have a pretty tough time coming up with a catchy title for these book reviews. Not this time. The publishers of Why you Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body took care of that ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
October 1, 2008 | 2 comments
A review of The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff's first novel, The Monsters of Templeton, begins when Willie Upton returns to her hometown of ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
September 30, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Alfred & Emily by Doris May Lessing

Doris Lessing's first book since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007 is really two stories in one. The first section of ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
September 28, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of 72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell

I downloaded 72 Hour Hold by ...read more

Reviewed by Kim on
September 27, 2008 | 0 comments
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