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Jul 9, 2012
A psychological/legal thriller, a wry romance underscored by  grief , and a heart-breaking young adult book. Defending Jacob  by William Landay

Usually police procedural/...
Jun 26, 2012
I  just realized I now have a big backlog of reviews to share and keep reading and writing more, so I’ll step up posting to once a week.  Here we have a mystery, a treasure trove of...
Jun 23, 2012
From Aaron Paul (aka Jesse Pinkman)'s twitter feed Lately, I've been having trouble sleeping. There are many factors at play. While not the most salient, the most bloggable of my...
Jun 18, 2012
 a mystery featuring in vitro fertilization, a novel about theatrical ambition, and a book about Jonestown.  Also check out the summer reading game where I’ll be posting ...
Jun 12, 2012
 The Marin County Free Library is inviting all readers to share in the Summer Reading Fun from June 9 through August 11.   Children, Teens and Adults can enjoy special programs,...
Jun 6, 2012
Well-known author Ray Bradbury, who wrote more than 27 novels and 600 short stories, died today at age 91.This morning, President Obama paid tribute to the popular author known as a writer of...
Jun 5, 2012
Early June’s picks : a novel based in Korea, short stories featuring animals and the environment, and new book by an old favorite.Forgotten Country  by Catherine Chung
Janie and...
May 30, 2012
New book reviewed on NPRMenageby Alix Kates ShulmanIn Ménage, her first novel in 25 years, the feminist writer Alix Kates Shulman has given us a modern parable: caricatured characters interacting...
May 30, 2012
New book reviewed on NPR - Fresh AirThe Leftoversby  Tom PerrottaWhat if the rapture actually occured? That's the premise of Tom Perrotta's latest novel, The Leftovers, which examines...
May 23, 2012
From NYTimes.com/Richard Perry I was up all night reading about 50 Shades of Grey. I admit it. What kept me up wasn’t the book itself, but the idea of the book, the phenomenon of its...