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A review of But Enough About Me by Jancee Dunn

If you know what "ET" is then you have a fixation with all things celebrity like I do. How relaxing to unwind at the end of the day with alittle dish of what's happening in Anna Nicole's crazy life. I found a great little book by an ex-Rolling Stone writer Jancee Dunn called ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
October 23, 2006 | 3 comments
A review of Queen of Fashion by Caroline Weber

A boon of recent Marie Antoinette titles will no doubt please fans of "Madame Deficit" and shed some light on how her expensive style rebellions reflected political power and feminist strength.  Even as she was the subject of enormous criticism, she was copied by noblewomen and servant girls alike, and sent standard conventions racing out of Versailles.   Caroline Weber's painstaking research in ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
October 16, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of Paint it Black by Janet Fitch

The title of Janet Fitch’s new novel, Paint It Black, says it all.  This book is very dark, depressing, and at times, painful to read.   Josie Tyrell is a trailer trash teen runaway who works as an artist’s model and actress in ...read more

Reviewed by Library Staff on
October 13, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife by Caitlin Flanagan

Because there certainly doesn't seem to be much middle ground where Caitlin Flanagan and her book, To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife, are concerned. Flanagan began her writing career with a series of essays about modern motherhood for ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
October 12, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of Northhanger Abbey by Jane Austen

What I like best about Jane Austen is that she makes me laugh. ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
October 11, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon's newest book A Spot of Bother is very much like ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
October 9, 2006 | 3 comments
A review of Maybe a Miracle by Brian Strause

Do you like novels about people who perform miracles?  Or who think they're the Virgin Mary?  In the last year or so, I've read Our Lady of the Forest by ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
October 7, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of Glensheen's daughter by Sharon Darby Hendry

On a recent trip to Duluth and Lake Superior's North Shore, I had the opportunity to tour Glensheen Mansion.  Not only was it an outstanding tour of a truly majestic, if slightly crumbling estate, there was also a bit of mystery and intrigue surrounding the dwelling. Double murders took place on the exquisitely carved grand staircase and in one of the second floor rooms of the mansion.  The tour guides are trained not to mention ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
October 6, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Old horror books -- people writing in the olden times couldn't possibly come up with any thing that could scare a person with modern sensibilities could they? I have found this to generally be the case, but one notable exception is Ray Bradbury's ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
October 5, 2006 | 2 comments
A review of Some Welcome Home by Sharon Grant Wildwind

A few weeks ago one of the "women's" tv channels (I think it was WE) was running a documentary about the women who served in Vietnam as nurses.  In conjunction with that they were airing the two hour premier of China Beach (oh how I loved that show) and I was impressed all over again at the contributions these women made.  That night I picked up a mystery, that had been recommended to me by persons ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
October 2, 2006 | 0 comments
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