Jun 8, 2015
This installment: post-Chernobyl (f); numbers help a kid feel safe (jf); Murakami’s latest (f); entertaining friendships (f); Atwood’s recent short stories (f); a Cuban immigrant poet...
Jun 1, 2015
This installment: a Texas town rife with strife, despite its name (f); a great drama series on CD (nf); another hero in the trenches of teaching (nf); horror-fascination in the medical world (nf);...
May 26, 2015
This installment: a wild graphic novel zigzags between the USSR and the States (f); charming British mystery about “amdram”—that’s amateur theater (f); dancing and tai chi...
May 19, 2015
This installment: Odessa to Brooklyn and back, rueful and juicy (f); a contemporary fairy tale set in the world of newspaper publishing (!?); hysterical illness among teenage girls (f); an...
May 8, 2015
While You’re Waiting for  Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.On the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania,  New York Times bestselling...
May 4, 2015
This installment: girls’ competitive swimming—what a nest of snakes (f); an Irish dysfunctional family in England, on CD (f); English/Indian culture clashes, with a psychological twist (...
Apr 27, 2015
This installment: historical novel set in London with a musical theme (f); a domestic drama in small-town Ontario (f); an off-beat, jazzy novel (f); loads of bad fortune for this two sisters (f); a...
Apr 21, 2015
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is the 2nd most requested book in Marin County Libraries.  Here are some other titles either set in World II or written in a similiar style to help...
Apr 20, 2015
This installment: hot newish dystopian novel set in CA (f); ecological destruction with a personal twist (f); a tough Chicago neighborhood, gritty yet lyrical (f); if you like Chast/Tyler/Lamott,...
Apr 13, 2015
This installment: racism and parental ambition (f); Holocaust histories, real or not? (f); bespoke tailoring—who knew? (nf); competitive mothers in Australia (f); wry and tortured  tales...