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A review of Split Estate by Charlotte Bacon

As much as I enjoyed the story, the setting and the writing in this book, Split Estate by Charlotte Bacon has ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
February 6, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson

...British writer Kate Atkinson before?  Her latest novel ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
February 5, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of Ghosts Among Us by James Van Praagh

But I think it would be really cool if I did.  And I half expect to at every turn.  Kind of like the way I half expect to be able to tap dance or solve a complicated math problem if I concentrate hard enough.  It just doesn't happen for me.  I don't doubt that it happens for other people, though. James Van Praagh's latest book ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
February 3, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of In The Woods by Tana French

Tana French is an Irish suspense author who has recently published two high quality novels.   ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
February 2, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Fuck You: Rock and Roll Portraits by Neil Zlozower

That review title caught your attention, didn't it? That's actually a Library of Congress established subject heading that I'm using for the title of this review. How many times have you seen that before? I'm guessing not many, as it's the first time it's been used in our catalog. Which is kind of funny when you think about it, as that particular gesture is such a common occurrence in our culture. Among certain groups anyway. At least in certain situations. But the middle-finger gesture is ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
January 30, 2009 | 4 comments
A review of Blackbelly by Heather Sharfeddin

Heather Sharfeddin's first novel Blackbelly follows the life of Chas McPherson, a rancher in contemporary Idaho ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
January 29, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Circling My Mother by Mary Gordon

 Mary Gordon and local author Ingeborg Gubler Casey led an emotional and involved discussion ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 27, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Aya by Marguerite Abouet

Have you read any books set in Côte d’Ivoire? I hadn't.  There seems to be little written in English about this beautiful and interesting country, other than bleak news accounts of ongoing strife, economic hardship, poverty, and public health woes.  However, two recently translated graphic novels show Ivorians in a ...read more

Reviewed by Barbara - Alicia Ashman on
January 26, 2009 | 2 comments
A review of: Pretty Monsters: Stories by Kelly Link

I LOVE Kelly Link.  If I were stranded on a desert island and could bring just one book, her short story collections Stranger Things Happen and ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
January 23, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

It really is.  I'm talking about LibraryThing.  Have you ever used LibraryThing recommendations?  Praise be.  I cannot even begin to describe the reading miracle that occurred last summer when I searched recommendations for The ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
January 20, 2009 | 1 comment
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