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A review of The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

It's awfully gutsy, resurrecting Sherlock Holmes and pairing him with a fifteen-year-old girl. I suppose it helps if you make Mary Russell, the fifteen-year old in question, just as smart and stubborn as the legend himself. I read  ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
June 15, 2006 | 2 comments
A review of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel tells the story of Bechdel’s ...read more

Reviewed by Barbara - Alicia Ashman on
June 13, 2006 | 2 comments
A review of May and Amy by Josceline Dimbleby

Fascinated by family pictures of a young girl with dark hair, Josceline Dimbleby begins an odyssey of discovery in May and Amy: A True Story of Family, Forbidden Love, and the Secret Lives of May Gaskell, her Daughter Amy and Sir Edward Burne-Jones.  Dimbleby's quest leads to long lost family archives, a trove of letters from Sir Edward Burne-Jones to May Gaskell, and even to Andrew Lloyd-Webber.  In searching ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Sequoya on
June 12, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson

Sophia Coppola’s controversial biopic of the Archduchess of Austria turned ill-fated Queen of France has been received with much ado at Cannes 2006.  Based on Antonia Fraser’s respected ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
June 10, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

Bestselling author Elizabeth Berg's latest novel, We Are All Welcome Here, is based on a ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
June 9, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of Casual Rex by Eric Garcia

No that's not a tabloid headline! In Garcia's mystery novels dinosaurs never died out, they simply went underground. Using elaborate costumes, they have disguised themselves as humans. In ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
June 7, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of Yes Man by Danny Wallace

Next time a telemarketer asks if you'd like to learn more about their fantastic offer, just say YES!  When asked if you'd like to "say it with flowers," just say YES!  When asked to go anywhere, anytime, with anyone, just say YES! Can you imagine living this way?  Author Danny Wallace did, for a whole ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
June 6, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of The Courtesan by Susan Carroll

Gabrielle Cheney has been the consort of some of the most powerful men in 16th century Paris.  But now she's set her sights on perhaps the most powerful of all, Henry, the Huguenot king of Navarre.  By allying herself with Henry, Gabrielle hopes to one day be a power behind the throne.  Standing in her way are two very big obstacles.   ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
June 5, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of Meals Made Easy by Renee Schettler

If you like the look of Real Simple magazine you’ll love the look of Meals Made Easy by its editors. Simply stated it’s beautiful! There’s  big, bold, colored photographs of every recipe included, easy to read ...read more

Reviewed by Tracy - Sequoya on
June 3, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of Digging to America by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler has been a very prolific fiction author. By my count, this is her 17th book.  All of them are good reads in different ways.  ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
June 2, 2006 | 3 comments
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