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A review of Hubert's Freaks by Gregory Gibson

When's the last time you read a book about all three?  A lot of people assume that people who read nonfiction only do so because they're interested in the subject.  Well, a lot of times, that's true.  But sometimes, you get lucky and chance across a book that isn't about anything you're truly interested in, and yet...and yet...it looks interesting. This is what happened to me recently with ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
May 7, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson

...and you liked Bridget Jones Diary or Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging you just might ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
May 6, 2008 | 2 comments
A review of The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

There is no way Three Pines, Quebec could be a real place, but if it was fans of Louise Penny's mystery series would be eager to visit.  Penny portrays this village as a very desirable place, where everyone knows each other, the local residents are both charming and eccentric, there is ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 5, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Roast Chicken and Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson

I read that this book pushed one of the Harry Potter books off the number one spot on the best seller list in Great Britain and had to check it out for myself.  Roast Chicken and Other Stories: A Recipe Book by Simon Hopkinson, only recently available in the U.S. even though the ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 3, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Petropolis by Anya Ulinich

Occassionally, a book appears that seems to defy any attempts at categorization.   Anya Ulinich's ambitious debut novel Petropolis falls under such a heading:  it's a twist on the coming of age story and the immigrant tale, a satirical take on modern American life  ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
May 2, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marshall Frady

Marshall Frady's biography, Martin Luther King, Jr., manages to do two things well.  First, it illustrates ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
April 30, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

I'd been underwhelmed by Sloane Crosley's book I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays, and was all ready to return it to the library.  But then, for some reason, I decided to read one last essay, and settled on the one titled "You On a Stick." First, I have to ask: any women out ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
April 29, 2008 | 2 comments
A review of Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg

Attention fans of Tinseltown and Oscar Week:  celebrate the Academy Awards twice this year! Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg (daughter of producer Leonard Goldberg) and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper (daughter of Easy Rider Dennis Hopper) depicts the fictional account of Lola Santisi (daughter ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
April 28, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan

Well, thanks to Masterpiece, I have been seduced back into Jane Austen's world.  But where to go once you've watched (and maybe rewatched) all the episodes and maybe re-read the books themselves? Here are a few suggestions: Pamela Aidan has ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Alicia Ashman on
April 27, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe by Susan Sanvidge

Open a can of tomato soup, grill a cheese sandwich,  and enjoy a nostalgic trip through  food and middle class family life of the 1950's in Wisconsin.  Mid-western baby boomers and their parents will enjoy browsing  ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
April 25, 2008 | 0 comments
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