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A review of Blind Submission by Debra Ginsberg

Ever wondered how a book goes from a writer's desktop to the library bookshelves?  If you're unfamiliar with the path a manuscript takes in its' journey from galley to bestseller, this story will give you a behind the scenes peek at what it takes for a book to make it in the publishing world.  This is a work of fiction, but left me wondering if perhaps the book industry is as seedy as this story makes it out to be. The novel ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
December 11, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Julia Spencer-Fleming's latest mystery novel, All Mortal Flesh is listed in the recent Publisher's Weekly list of the 100 best books of 2006 and it deserves the honor. This is the fifth in this ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 9, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of King Dork by Frank Portman

There has been an explosion in the teen fiction genre the past few years of authors known for their books written for adults writing books for teens. Well-known authors like Carl Hiassen and ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
December 7, 2006 | 3 comments
A review of The Science of Saving Venice by Caroline Fletcher and Jane Da Mosto

Yes.  Yes, it is.  This would not be a big problem, were it not for the fact that sea levels are also rising. The gist of The Science of Saving Venice, mercifully, is that all is not yet lost.  In understandable text and with somewhat shocking pictures of many of Venice's prime landmarks ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
December 6, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of The First Cut by Dianne Emley

Dianne Emley's (aka Dianne Pugh) new mystery, ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
December 5, 2006 | 1 comment
A review of A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas

I have never had a dog and probably never will, but I can understand the comfort that her 3 dogs give Abigail Thomas, author of a poignant set of essays A Three Dog Life.  Even though it was a dog that caused her husband Rich's head ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
December 1, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson

I recently attended a workshop featuring Nancy Pearl who many readers will recognize as the author of Book Lust and ...read more

Reviewed by Tracy - Sequoya on
November 30, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of We Are All Fine Here by Mary Guterson

I'm a huge sucker for a good cover. And something about the cover of Mary Guterson's novel We Are All Fine Here just appealed to me; I love the crisp navy blue of the woman's dress, as well as its incongruence with the tea missing the cup.  So, although I'd never heard of the author and the blurb on the back from Karen Jay ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
November 22, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

I suspect that Cormac McCarthy made a pact with the devil. What he got has obvious value: the ability to write nearly perfect prose. But, in return, he seems to be tormented by visions of Evil. Of an abiding and persistent variety. In ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
November 21, 2006 | 2 comments
A review of I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, author of many books and screenplays is now over 60 and not afraid to say so. As she says in ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
November 17, 2006 | 0 comments
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