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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
A review of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre

Long before there was The Constant Gardener (made into a film in 2005) there was The Spy Who Came In from the Cold. ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
April 28, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of The Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles by Michael Lee Lanning

Need something to read when you only have a few minutes here or there? Want a good book to thumb through? Try The Battle 100. Retired Lt. Colonel ...read more

Reviewed by Gregg - Sequoya on
April 28, 2006 | 2 comments
A review of In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel by Sarah Dunant

Boring facts about the past?  Perhaps something dry that your grandpa reads about WWII? Well, historical fiction is alive and kicking these days, as evidenced in the spirited new novel from Sarah Dunant ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
April 27, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine

I just loved the first 2/3rds of Not Buying it My Year of Not Shopping by Judith Levine, a personal life-as-project book.  Judith and her partner Paul decide that for the next year they aren’t going to buy anything but necessities.  No DVD rentals.  No ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
April 26, 2006 | 6 comments
A review of Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

As a longtime fan of contemporary urban fantasy I’m thrilled with the recent surge in the genre.  In tone and content the new entries fall somewhere between Laurell K. Hamilton’s  ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
April 18, 2006 | 5 comments
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