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A review of The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

Los Angeles Times reporter Jack McEvoy, featured in Michael Connelly's earlier novel ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
June 30, 2009 | 0 comments
A review The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

Let me make this clear right off the bat: Truly Plaice isn't really a giant.  At least, she's isn't what you'd find at the top of a beanstalk.  She's more an Andre the Giant type; hence the "little" before "giant" in the title of Tiffany Baker's debut novel ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
June 29, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of The Invincible Iron Man: The Five Nightmares by Matt Fraction

If, like me, you're a fan of last summer's Iron Man movie (on DVD and ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
June 26, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Governess by Ruth Brandon

Before this month, I'd never heard of the Reform Firm.  That was the name of a group of women in the Victorian era who fought to improve women's education, among other feminist causes.  During this time when all women were supposed to be married and the property of their husbands, those who couldn't marry had very few choices.  One of those few choices was becoming a governess.  The ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
June 24, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of All The Colors of Darkness by Peter Robinson

In Peter Robinson's latest All the Colors of Darkness, a group of schoolboys find the body ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Sequoya on
June 23, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Candy and Me by Hilary Liftin

But I really heart Hilary Liftin, author of Candy and Me: A Love Story, a book that does not refer to Candy Spelling.  Even though Liftin co-authors both of Tori Spelling's biographies: New York Times bestselling ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
June 22, 2009 | 0 comments
A review Marine One by James W. Huston

James Huston has been writing political thrillers for about a decade, but he's really hit his stride with his last few books.  ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
June 20, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Oxford Project by Peter Feldstein

Peter Feldstein found a unique way to record the history of his small town in Iowa with his book the Oxford Project.  It began in 1984 when he took a photograph of each of the town's 676 residents.   His plan was to display them all for the town residents to view.  In the ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
June 19, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Clumsy by Jeffrey Brown

Do you develop crushes on your favorite authors?  I suppose it’s hard not to, especially if they write the kind of intimate memoirs of graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown.  I’ve been a fan of Brown’s stories since I picked up his first novel, ...read more

Reviewed by Rebecca - Monroe Street on
June 18, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo

Nearly every American has read at least one unflinching account of slavery - painful as it is, it's an important part of our country's history.  Bernardine Evaristo has written an entirely new sort of slave narrative: an imaginative one in which the white people are the ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
June 16, 2009 | 1 comment
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