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A review of Jane Austen in Boca by Paula Marantz Cohen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single reader in possession of a high Austen-fever must be in want of a read-alike.  Always on the prowl for new, Jane-ish books, I was tickled to see Jane Austen in Boca, by ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
May 9, 2007 | 1 comment
A review of Without You by Anthony Rapp

As an actor for most of his life, Anthony Rapp has experienced highs and lows both on stage and in his life.  His first book is Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
May 8, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Other Boleyn Girl by Gregory Philippa

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory is intriguing  historical fiction that portrays the Boleyn/Henry VIII ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
May 7, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge by Jean Noel Jeanneney

Jean-Noel Jeanneney's Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge wasn't the book I hoped it was. The subtitle, A View From Europe, should have tipped me off to its narrow focus.  I'd be very ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
May 5, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

I was looking around for more book reviews of Tracy Chevalier's new book ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
May 4, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst

I like reading books more than I like watching television. So I guess it makes sense that I'd read a book about a reality show instead of watching one.  ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
May 3, 2007 | 1 comment
A review of The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice

Off the shore of a Rhode Island nature sanctuary lies the grave of a German submarine, downed during World War II.  A rich developer plans to raise the sub and move it as part of a historical display, with little regard to how this will change the local area.   Joseph O'Casey, who once commanded the Naval vessel that took on the German submarine, is now a raptor rehabilitator.  His son, Tim, is a former Marine working as a park ranger at the nature ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Sequoya on
May 2, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

If you pick up the Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz thinking you are going to read a serious mystery novel, you will be disappointed. ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
April 30, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Planet Earth As You've Never Seen It Before by Alastair Fothergill

Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before by Alistair Fothergill is a companion book to the Discovery Channel/BBC Series Planet Earth and must surely be one of the most beautiful books ever published. Not only is the book a splendiferous display of more than 400 photographs ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
April 29, 2007 | 1 comment
A review of The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson

Joanna Archer is on the blind date from hell - literally.  As though it wasn't bad enough to be out with a boring banker, he's suddenly made things more interesting by turning into a demonic beast from hades.   Though she's tough and determined, fighting off a murderous attack isn't how Joanna planned to spend the evening as ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J on
April 27, 2007 | 0 comments
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