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Nov 10, 2012
This installment: three novels.  The first, 144 reasons not to commit suicide.  The second, a very challenging sea voyage.  The third, Southern Gothic.    Contents May...
Nov 5, 2012
This installment: a novel about older women, short stories in exotic locations, and a courageous, funny memoir       Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray

I've...
Nov 2, 2012
It's time to plan holiday celebrations, and that means cooking.  Here are a few recently published cookbooks to help, whether you are cooking for holiday entertaining or for always...
Oct 29, 2012
This installment: Africa revisited, Northwest short stories, and a novel about horses.    Lower River by Paul Theroux

I've dipped in and out of Theroux's books for...
Oct 22, 2012
This installment: a teen book about WWII, a book on CD set in the South, and an odd, charming Scandinavian idyll.      Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

An amazing...
Oct 16, 2012
Teens, there is an Online Book Club just for you.  Signup today and start reading books tomorrow!  Every Monday, you will be introduced to a new Teen book.  Receive a five-minute read...
Oct 15, 2012
This installment: creepy true crime in Japan, witty British short stories, and a Southwest mystery in the Hillerman tradition. (And you may wonder how I choose the three books that appear each week...
Oct 8, 2012
This installment: disembodied spirits in a school tragedy, an intimate look at slow medicine in action, and another satisfying Scandinavian mystery…   Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton...
Oct 1, 2012
This installment: weird short stories featuring animals, grim childhood doings in England, and an amazing mystical blockbuster.   I Am An Executioner by Rajesh ParameswaranSubtitled Love...
Banned poster
Sep 28, 2012
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read!  For the last thirty years, the American Library Association has drawn attention to efforts across the country to restrict access to books....