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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Set in the mid-1950s, the defendant is accused of murdering his father. All twelve must agree on his innocence or guilt. If he is found guilty the death sentence is mandatory. The story revolves around what happens in that jury room after hearing the 'facts' in a seemingly open-and-shut murder trial case. The twelve men retire to a jury room to do their civic duty and serve up a just verdict for the indigent minority defendant (with a criminal record) whose life is in the balance. What seemed like a quickly resolved case turns out to be anything but that. This is especially timely since the play is at the Fisher Theatre right now. Anyone who has...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I found this mystery through the Library's Online Book Club. I read the first 3 chapters in my email and had to finish it. Chocked full of odd and quirky characters, this entertaining mystery is great fun. When murder comes to Blight County Idaho, Sheriff Bo Tully is overrun with suspects. The Blight Way has everything you would expect from Patrick McManus, outdoor writer and humorist.

Jerilee, Reference
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

As a mom of a 3 year old boy I find it fascinating to watch the way he thinks and his endless energy. Robbie is so different from our neighbor's daughter who is only 9 months older. Leonard Sax, M.D., PhD. addresses gender differences in Why Gender Matters. Sax...

Shark Girl

by Kelly Bingham
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A story about a 15 year old girl (and very talented artist) that has her right arm amputated after a random shark accident. How will she get past this horrible tragedy? And if she can learn to move on forward with her life, will she ever be able to do the things she loves like cook and draw? How can she manage to stay friends with people that talk about regular things like boys and makeup when she is grieving the loss of her right arm?

A good "life" book - lots of great lines to quote. Written mainly in verse, it's a quick read. Great read for teens and adults (although some adults may find it a...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Since I'm planning a trip to Egypt in 2008, I've starting to read about it and I found a new book Mountains of the Pharaohs by Zahi Hawass, a top Egyptian scholar (932 Haw). It tells the story of the pyramid builders, their lives and how they built the Giza and other pyramids. Book includes information on the kings, archeology and civilization of Egypt.

Sue N., Youth Services
 
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