A review of What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn

British novelist Catherine O'Flynns's more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
December 18, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of Haunted Wisconsin by Michael Norman

Wisconsin's history of hauntings and spooky stories is rich indeed.  When I was a kid, Haunted Wisconsin by Beth Scott and Michael Norman was THE book to check out from the school library.  It has since been rewritten and reprinted by Michael Norman and is still very popular at the public more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
December 16, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Baring Arms by Jo-Ann Power

During the presidential campaign I was obsessed.  I watched every scrap of punditry, I read every newspaper article, I spent hours at night catching up on blog posts.  I was a campaign junkie.  So what's an addict to do when she's cut off cold-turkey?  Watch old Sarah Palin clips on YouTube?  Okay, maybe, especially the one with the turkey!  Read about Obama's transition team and quest for a puppy?  Sure.  But none of that quite gets at what I want. What' more

Reviewed by Jane J on
December 15, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos

Listening to an audiobook is a great way to "read" a book. A good audiobook can help a long car trip pass quickly, is a good companion on a walk, or while doing chores. They are great for vacations, especially those that can be downloaded and taken along on a portable device. I downloaded several books on my last vacation and the one I enjoyed the most was more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 12, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

A while back, someone with a good understanding of my obsession with English costume dramas suggested that I watch Cranford, the new PBS/Masterpiece production based in part on Elizabeth Gaskell's novel of the same name.  Having never read anything by more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
December 11, 2008 | 3 comments
A review of Resistance by Owen Sheers

Award-winning Welch poet Owen Sheers' debut novel, Resistance, is an more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
December 10, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins

Many of the books I've read that are considered 'psychological thrillers' are pretty heavy on the thrill and light on the psychology.  Emily Perkins's subtly creepy A Novel about my Wife and Sophie Hannah's poetic page-turner more

Reviewed by Kylee on
December 9, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of: Skim by Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki's two new graphic novels featuring arty biracial punk/Goth girls provide similar glimpses into teen angst. Both novels take place in Canada, in different decades, but could easily be set anywhere and anytime because the plots are so character driven. more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
December 8, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of The Scent of God by Beryl Singleton Bissell

At the young age of 18, Beryl Bissell took what she thought would be the final, and most momentous step in her life.  When she entered a Poor Claires convent in the late 1950s, she expected to live a long life, but her identity as Beryl had ceased.  She would hereafter be known as Sister Mary Beatrix, and her life would be God's. In her memoir more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
December 5, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Night of Your Life by Jesse Reklaw

Did I ever tell you about my dream? Not the life's purpose sort.  I mean the kind of dream you have when you're asleep.  This one I remember, I was hanging out at Paul Shaffer's house, and I think we were waiting for his mother to show up.  Dave may have been there, but he didn't do anything.  I went into the kitchen and looked into this big pot that was on the stove. more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
December 4, 2008 | 0 comments
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