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A review of The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Matt Rees

At first glance, the assassination the Palestinian guerilla seemed like another instance of violence that was all too familiar to the inhabitants of Bethlehem.  When a Palestinian Christian is arrested by the authorities for collaborating with the Israelis in the death, everyone assumes the man will face trial and be sentenced to death.  But Omar Yussef, a schoolteacher and long-time friend of the accused murderer, senses that the real killer still roams the streets of Bethlehem. ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
March 15, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The End of the Wild by Stephen M. Meyer

Don't have time to read all 325 pages of Al Gore's environmental manifesto ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
March 14, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Evil is Done by Natasha Cooper

Ever read later then you intended...look at where you are in the book and think a few pages more...decide after looking at the clock that you'll stop when you get to the next chapter...and then keep reading anyway? That was me last night after I made the mistake of beginning Natasha Cooper's latest Trish ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
March 13, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Self Storage by Gayle Brandeis

No, this book isn't some New Jersey mob tale about a bad decision made at a poker table, it's about a young mother of two deciding to take on life's challenges and say "YES" to being the strong and spiritual woman she's always dreamed of becoming.  How does this happen in a book about storage lockers?  Read ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
March 12, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

Nature Girl is the first Carl Hiaasen novel I have ever read (or listened to, more on that later). and I suspect it has many things in common with ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
March 8, 2007 | 0 comments
I've lived in Wisconsin for almost three years now. There's a lot I still haven't done, but I did finally read Aldo Leopold's  ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
March 6, 2007 | 2 comments
A review of Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

I confess.  I'm mildly embarrassed by my enduring love of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove.  Nothing he's written during the ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
March 5, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Still Life with Husband by Lauren Fox

So you've read Bill Bryson and Jon Krakauer and are ready to move on from armchair travel stories to something more dramatic ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
March 2, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Curiousity Killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement

Dixie Hemingway is a former deputy turned pet-sitter embroiled in a murder mystery at the home of one of her clients on sunny Siesta Key, in Sarasota, Florida.  Prior to the opening of the mystery, a tragic accident has forced her to leave her job with the sheriff's department.  Because she no longer feels capable of working with humans, she takes a job caring for animals.  Dixie builds a steady client base and her fantastic rapport with the animals ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
March 1, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

I expected to love The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid since  I am a baby boom contemporary of Bill Bryson's and also grew up in the midwest (Bryson grew up in Des Moines) and I have really ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
February 28, 2007 | 0 comments
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