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A review of When the World Was Young by Margaret Mayo

Tony Romano captures the values and characteristics of a 1950s Italian neighborhood and immigrant family in his first novel When the World Was Young. Angela Rosa and Agostino Peccatori's life on Chicago's Superior Street in 1957 revolves around their five children ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
September 28, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands

Sometimes I just want to read a book where true love triumphs in the end.  Romances do that for me.  Love Is Blind by ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
September 26, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

A previous post featuring Stephanie Meyer's Twilight made me want to comment upon the latest in Bella and Edward's teen vampire love saga, ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
September 26, 2007 | 15 comments
A review of Romeo and Juliet by Richard Appignanesi

So many good, well-known, and beautiful lines:  To be or not to be.  The lady doth protest too much, methinks.  To thine own self be true.  What a piece of work is a man.  And they are alive in the Manga Shakespeare Hamlet adapted by Richard Appignanesi, and illustrated ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
September 25, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Death of a Maid by M.C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is a prolific mystery author, who is popular for two series.  One of his series is about Agatha Raisin and the other, the one I'm familiar with, is about Hamish MacBeth.  ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
September 24, 2007 | 1 comment
A review of Magnificent Corpses by Anneli S Rufus

I just read one of the strangest little travelogues I've ever come across.  And I really enjoyed it! The book in question is Anneli Rufus's Magnificent Corpses: Searching through Europe for ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
September 22, 2007 | 4 comments
A review of Ilario by Mary Gentle

A number of years ago I read Mary Gentle's Book of Ash series - her take on a Joan of Arc type of story with a little magical realism thrown in - and loved every bit of it (sadly it is not owned by the ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
September 21, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis, continues her family lore in a new graphic novel featuring her great-uncle Nasser Ali ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
September 20, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter

Beyond Reach, the latest title in Karin Slaughter's Grant Count series is full of action and emotion.  Sara Lipton, a pediatrician and small town cornorer, is depressed due to an ongoing malpractice lawsuit.  She has chosen to close her clinic and is awaiting a trial or settlement.  ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
September 19, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr

A forthcoming trip to Rome led me to pick up Four Seasons in Rome by ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
September 18, 2007 | 0 comments
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