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A review of 72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore Campbell

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Reviewed by Kim on
September 27, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

No need to apply the 50-page rule here!  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows had me laughing and crying in the first 50 pages and thanking my lucky stars I started reading it ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
September 26, 2008 | 2 comments
A review of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Novelist Haruki Murakami has finished twenty-five marathons, winning none, which I think makes him an authority on running for the rest of us.  ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
September 25, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand by Fred Vargas

It was a type of wound that Commissaire Adamsberg thought he would never see again. Three stab wounds perfectly aligned, each the exact same depth on the victim's stomach, as if made by a trident. For most of his life, Adamsberg had pursued the serial killer known as the Judge through multiple victims in every corner of France, but never saw the man brought to justice. Fifteen years ago, Adamsberg's quest ended when he witnessed the Judge's burial after a natural ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
September 24, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of The Price of Desire by Jo Goodman

A common complaint amongst romance readers today is that there aren't enough historicals being written and the ones that are showing up in the bookstores are too light in tone. Authors who used to write meaty, angsty romance - Loretta Chase, ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
September 23, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher

A young life, full of promise, ended much too soon. By suicide. Teen suicide. In the United States it's the third leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 24.  A fact that makes it a topic worth exploring. Something Jay Asher does so painfully and honestly in Thirteen Reasons Why. High ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
September 22, 2008 | 2 comments
Early information is now out about the seventh annual Wisconsin Book Festival, held in downtown Madison from October 15-19, and once again it looks to be a very stimulating and exciting festival.  And happily for us the Central location of the Madison Public Library will once again be one of the many venues for the five day festival. There are many great programs and  ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
September 19, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Willie and Joe: the WWII years by Bill Mauldin

Bill Mauldin's single-panel Army cartoons featuring the everyman infantrymen, Willie & Joe, are instantly recognizable to many people (even those of us born well after WWII).  Mauldin's 1945 book Up Front was one of the biggest best-sellers of the ...read more

Reviewed by Barbara - Alicia Ashman on
September 18, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Master Bedroom by Tessa Hadley

As I've been thinking on what to say here about The Master Bedroom by Tessa Hadley, everything I come up ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
September 17, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of All About LuLu by Jonathan Evison

I've read a lot of books about dysfunctional families, but until now, I've never come across one that includes a son who considers oiling his bodybuilder father's muscles pre-competition a rite of passage - and that's not even the most disturbing scene in the book. In Jonathan Evison's debut novel All About Lulu ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
September 16, 2008 | 0 comments
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