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A review of The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta avoids cliche in the set up of The Abstinence Teacher, his newest fiction work about a former addict now evangelical christian and his relationship (will it be ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
January 17, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers is one of those books that even a few weeks ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 15, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Keep by Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan's novel, The Keep, is a novel within a novel within a novel.  The novel at the center is an ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
January 14, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Looking For Alaska by John Green

I used to read a ton of fiction. Then, it seemed like I hated all of the fiction I brought home from the library. So I started reading nonfiction.  Hardcore, pretty much exclusively, nonfiction only need apply. But then a funny thing happened: I read John Green's ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
January 12, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Rising '44 by Norman Davies

Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw is an engaging book on a little-known subject.  Toward the end of World War II, Warsaw's underground Home Army began a rising in anticipation of the Soviet Army's arrival.  Unfortunately, the Rising didn't go according to plan.  An action that was ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
January 11, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult's latest contemporary best seller chronicles life in Sterling New Hampshire leading up to a high school shooting. ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
January 10, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine

 Breaking up is never easy, but Adrian Tomine's latest graphic novel, Shortcomings, explores the pain and stereotypes ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
January 9, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Armed America by Kyle Cassidy

Here's two phrases you don't often see in the same sentence: Portrait photography and gun control.  Even more rarely do you see the two combined in a published book, which is what makes Kyle Cassidy's book Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes so unique. Whatever ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
January 8, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of Trespass by Valerie Martin

Tresspass by Valerie Martin is a book that starts slowly and simply but then turns out to have a multi- ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
January 7, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Down Home Zombie Blues by Linnea Sinclair

Linnea Sinclair is an author who's been around for a while, though you may not have heard of her.  She started her publishing career writing romance/science fiction hybrids for a very small publisher (under the pen name ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
January 4, 2008 | 0 comments
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