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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
A review of Baby Shark by Robert Fate

Kristin Van Dijk from Robert Fate's Baby Shark.  I was thrilled that Bouchercon - the World Mystery Convention - was held in Madison this year.  At the con I got to see lots of authors I was familiar with and learn about some new ones.  One of those new discoveries is Robert Fate and his kick-ass, take no ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
November 14, 2006 | 2 comments
A review of The Mystery Guest by Grégoire Bouillier

Prize-winning French writer Grégoire Bouillier's work in translation, The Mystery Guest:  An Account surprises, mystifies and draws you in.  The memoir begins the moment in 1990 when Bouillier receives a phone call from an ex-girlfriend inviting him to a party - this seems simple enough.  But then ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
November 7, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of Talk Talk by T.C. Boyle

…or so we find in the new novel, Talk Talk by T. C. Boyle.  Dana Halter is a young, confident, accomplished deaf woman who teaches at a local school.  When she's pulled over for a routine traffic violation she ends up in jail due to the bad behavior of ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
November 6, 2006 | 0 comments
A review of City of Pearl by Karen Traviss

Lately I've been reading some good books, but none that are wowing me.  I realized that what I was longing for was some good science fiction.  Since I didn't find anything on the shelf here at the library that grabbed me, I dug through my tbr (to be read) bookshelves at home and came up with ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
November 3, 2006 | 0 comments
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