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A review of The Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Bestselling author and Madison-area native Jacquelyn Mitchard will be appearing at the Sequoya Library on Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and read from her newly published young adult novel The ...read more

Reviewed by Tana on
August 12, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Devil's Club by Georgette Heyer

I was sure I'd read all of Georgette Heyer's books.  But a recent discussion of her best books (according to readers) made me realize I was wrong.  Somehow, I'd missed ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
August 11, 2008 | 4 comments
A review of The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw

When I picked up Lavinia Greenlaw's memoir The Importance of Music to Girls, I thought it would be a light read about boy bands and school dances, but I was fooled by a book jacket yet again.  The book has depth and insight far beyond the brightly colored record player and whimisical font ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
August 8, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Fried Eggs With Chopsticks by Polly Evans

To prepare for the Beijing Olympics, British journalist Polly Evans decided to go to China.  On her trip she traveled throughout the country in order to see some of the changes being made by the Chinese government.  Her methods of transportation ranged from bicycle to high-speed train, and in ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Sequoya on
August 7, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Tekkon Kinkreet by Taiyo Matsumoto

The 2008 Eisner Awards (the "Oscars" of comics) were announced last week at the San Diego Comic-Con. The winner for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Japan is ...read more

Reviewed by Barbara - Alicia Ashman on
August 6, 2008 | 2 comments
A review of Wild Blue Yonder by Jean Thompson

Even though the weather is always there, the heat and humidity of August can sometimes make the weather seem particularly inescapable. This all-encompassing anticipation is at the heart of the novel ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
August 5, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of North River by Pete Hamill

New York author Pete Hamill returns to Manhattan in his latest novel; a story of Depression-era doctor James Delaney's life on Horatio Street in Greenwich Village. The ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
August 4, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches From the Unfinished Civil War is a book that deconstructs our nation’s, and the South's in particular, continued fascination with the Civil War.  In his youth, journalist ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
August 2, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Careless In Red by Elizabeth George

There is good news for fans of Elizabeth George and her British mystery series, featuring Thomas Lynley.  She is back in form with ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
August 1, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Heroines by Eileen Favorite

It's not easy being a literary heroine. Her plight is quite often tragic.  It's exhausting keeping up with all of the drama.  So it's understandable that she might need a brief reprieve from her life on paper in order to continue on with her difficult plot.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to spend a little time at a bed and breakfast in Prairie Bluff, Illinois, where one could relax, rejuvenate and let off a little steam before returning to the tragic fate that awaits? In Eileen ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 31, 2008 | 0 comments
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