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A review of Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz

A set of clues to be pieced together? A match of wits between a villain and a clever investigator? A seedy underworld navigated by a hard-boiled detective? Broad and varying definitions help us conclude that, yes, Witold Gombrowicz's Cosmos, ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
May 18, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of Fired! by Annabelle Gurwitch

You're FIRED! Ever heard those words?  Feared those words?  Welcomed them?  You might thoroughly enjoy Annabelle Gurwitch's new collection Fired! Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, & Dismissed; ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
May 17, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard

I have one semi-rule for myself when reading fiction:  I do not normally choose stories in which small children are hurt.  No matter how wonderfully written, no matter the awards, I will normally shy away from these stories.  But I do like to read all of the books written by certain authors, and ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
May 16, 2006 | 0 comments
A Review of Chasing Shakespeares by Sarah Smith

While graduate student Joe Roper is sorting through a donated collection of Elizabethan documents, he finds a letter stating that Shakespeare never wrote any plays.  The letter is signed by William Shakespeare himself.  Intrigued, Joe teams up with a fellow grad student to begin a ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
May 11, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of Perfect Recipes for Having People Over by Pam Anderson

You’re entertaining and you need ideas for what to serve.  Perfect Recipes for Having People Over by ...read more

Reviewed by Tracy - Sequoya on
May 10, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of The Pact: A Love Story; Vanishing Acts: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

On my recent vacation I read The Pact and Vanishing Acts by ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 8, 2006 | 2 comments
A review of The Company Car by Hribal C.J.

Do you have one of those exuberant fathers with big ideas and grand schemes? The kind that don't often work out as planned? That's the kind of father that is the centerpiece of Milwaukeean C.J. Hribal's newest fiction book  ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
May 6, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of Serving Crazy with Curry by Amulya Malladi

In her latest novel, Serving Crazy with Curry, Amulya Malladi introduces the silent Devi ...read more

Reviewed by Tracy - Sequoya on
May 5, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of Tete a Tete: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre by Hazel Rowley

Two of the twentieth century's most infamous writers are the subject of Hazel Rowley's complex biography Tete a Tete: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.  Biographies which cover two subjects in depth are often referred to as "buddy bios", but ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
May 4, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of The Rural Life by Verlyn Klinkenborg

It's probably my long wait for spring... but what a breath of fresh air The Rural Life by Verlyn Klinkenborg ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
April 29, 2006 | 1 comment
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