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The big news this morning is that Elizabeth Gilbert's sequel to Eat, Pray, Love has been given a title and a publication date.  According to the New York Times Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage is due to be released in January of ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
August 20, 2009 | 7 comments
A review of Tales of Woodsman Pete by Lilli Carre

After first being introduced to Lilli Carre through her short-animated films What Hits The Moon and For the Birds (you can view them on her website), I have had my eyes on this young Chicago artist.  Easily ...read more

Reviewed by Kathleen - Monroe Street on
August 19, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of Derby Girl by Shauna Cross

Last week the world lost the visionary movie director, John Hughes. Anyone who grew up in the eighties probably has a favorite film of his, though it's had to say which I love more, Ferris Bueller's Day Off or ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
August 18, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a very polished and ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
August 17, 2009 | 3 comments
A review of The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson is the second volume to feature ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
August 14, 2009 | 1 comment
A review of A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke

Chances are that this edifying little book originally published 38 years ago would not have gained steam again without the amazing video footage shown on YouTube to millions worldwide.  I'm talking about ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
August 11, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst

The Spies of Warsaw covers those brief years in the 1930’s between the beginnings of the Nazi government in Germany and the start of the war in 1939. ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Sequoya on
August 10, 2009 | 0 comments
Now that vampires are everywhere, there's a new trendy undead: zombies.  They may not be as romantic as vampires, with their sometimes sparkly skin, glamorous fangs, and insatiable thirst for blood, but there's a lot to be said for the plain old corpse about town.  My first encounter with the zombie trend was in Carrie Ryan's deliciously creepy ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
August 6, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

I've had a fascination with the Salem witch trials since I first read The Crucible in high school.  I followed up many years later with a research paper on the connection between midwifery and the trials.  It's such a sad passage in our colonial history.  Martha Carrier was one of the women hanged in Salem, after refusing to admit to being a witch.  Her descendant, Kathleen Kent, after hearing her family's stories about Carrier, spent several years ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
August 5, 2009 | 0 comments
A review of: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Not for the squeamish, Wintergirls is award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson's portrait of 18-year-old ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
August 4, 2009 | 0 comments
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