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Monday, January 28, 2008

I am in the midst of listening to Solomon vs. Lord by Paul Levine which I dowloaded on my mp3 player. It's one that my husband and I both enjoyed listening to in the car on a long trip. There is a lot of humor that my husband enjoyed (and I rolled my eyes at or groaned at but still was entertained).

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She’s old-money Miami. He’s barefoot Coconut Grove. The only thing they had in common was the law, until they faced each other in the steamiest murder...

If Today Be Sweet

by Thrity Umrigar
Monday, January 28, 2008

I just finished reading If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar, a new fiction written by an Indian woman. Fascinating story about a 60 year old Indian woman, who is living temporarily with her son, white American daughter in-law, and 7 year old grandson. She needs to decide whether to stay in the U.S. or finish her life in Bombay and the book shows the great difference in the...

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak
Monday, January 28, 2008

When I started reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I couldn’t help but feel that no matter the specifics, all of the characters were ultimately doomed.Add it up:Germans, Jews, early 1940’s.It’s even narrated by Death itself.It couldn’t really end any other way.As hard as it was to read at times, this book is something truly special.As Death states on the final...

Devil's Corner

by Lisa Scottoline
Monday, January 28, 2008

Based on a real-life trial of a Philadelphia gang, the author, a former trial lawyer, brings to life a story that takes Assistant U.S. Attorney, VickiAllegretti, into a rough Philly neighborhood where the action begins and ends.Scottoline’s successfull mixing of humor with serious matters along with her meticulous research into drug trafficking make the story believeable and entertaining.

Kathleen Z., Library Director

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Shattered Dreams

by Irene Spencer
Monday, January 28, 2008

When we usually see these families, they are all smiling and seem happy but this book by Irene Spencer tells the true story of poverty, loneliness, tiredness and a very sad way of life. She was married for 28 years, shared with 9 other wives and had 13 children of her own. She lived in squalor with no electricity, indoor plumbing or proper health care. Very sad book but also revealing.

Sue Neff, Youth Services

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