Monthly Archives: May 2012

Divergent by Veronica Roth

In Veronica Roth’s debut dystopian novel, Divergent, the society is not divided by religion, race or class, but by five factions, each corresponding to a different virtue that they value and foster above all. The Abnegation are the selfless, the … Continue reading

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Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber

When I started reading Crossing the Tracks the first thing I learned was that it takes place in Kansas. I thought that was great since I don’t read very many books that take place in my home state. The second … Continue reading

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Blackout by Connie Willis

Past and future collide in 2010 Hugo award winning novel Blackout, written by 11 time Hugo award winning author Connie Willis.  The first of a two volume novel, Blackout is a story of time travel and history, as much an … Continue reading

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The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak

Jozef Vinich was born in Colorado in 1899 to Slovak immigrants.  Following the tragic death of his mother, Jozef traveled with his father to Pennsylvania and then back to an impoverished shepherd’s life in rural Austria-Hungary.  When war comes Jozef … Continue reading

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House of the Hunted by Mark Mills

Mark Mills’ latest offering, House of the Hunted, makes a great summer read.  Set in 1935 Europe but rooted in the espionage world of 1919, this quasi spy thriller begins with action-packed high drama in the midst of a Russian … Continue reading

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The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver

The year is 2018 and demons have taken over Atlanta, GA as well as the rest of the world.  Demon Trappers are hard at work in cities all over the world keeping demons from causing any more disruption than necessary … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School chronicles a project inspired by a supermarket encounter, which turned into an epiphany: Cooking has become a spectator sport of Cooking Channel watching. At the grocery store Flinn struck up a conversation with a woman … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Widely praised as one of the best books of 2012, I’m happy to report that Printz-Award winning author John Green does not disappoint.  In fact, this may be his best novel yet. Sixteen-year-old Hazel is dying of thyroid cancer.  And … Continue reading

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Indian Country (Scalped, 1) by Jason Aaron

Indian Country, a graphic novel, is written and drawn in the hard boiled tradition.  Everything is dark.  Relationships are difficult. Violence is an everyday occurrence. Dashiell Bad Horse has returned to the reservation after being away for years.  He is … Continue reading

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Fear Index by Robert Harris

Privacy invasion, stock market manipulation, character assassination…The Fear Index  is all so timely!  “Torn from the headlines”, as they say.  The capacity for causing all this mayhem, plus more, is not here just yet, but not too far in the … Continue reading

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