Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston is exactly what the title implies—it’s a story told through a book of photos, memorabilia and souvenirs.  The story begins in 1920 when, full of dreams and goals for the future, Frankie … Continue reading

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The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power by Robert Caro

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power is the fourth in Caro’s series on LBJ and covers the years from 1958, when Johnson began his candidacy for the presidency, to his first weeks in the White House in … Continue reading

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A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

The world will end in thirty-one days, and only Jack the Ripper can save it. No, really.  Jack and his loyal dog Snuff are the last guards against the Elder Gods’ incursion into our world.  They have a month to … Continue reading

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Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations, 1) by Michael J. Sullivan

Stealing a sword, even if it is magical, should be a simple thing. Especially for Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, thieves who specialize in accomplishing the impossible. But when this simple task leads to their being framed for the murder … Continue reading

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Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey’s hilarious memoir, Bossypants, goes back in time to her childhood, through her time spent in improvisation.  She then gives personal insight into the two hit TV series, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.  Fey uses asides, anecdotes and … Continue reading

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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

The title says it all. At some point in time, all of us have made a list: things to do, grocery, or books to read.  Some of us have a love-hate relationship with checklists, but most of us see the … Continue reading

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Has Wil Wheaton ever tweeted you a picture of himself collating paper?  Have you ever surprised your husband with a six foot metal chicken?  Has your father ever made a hand puppet out of a dead squirrel? If not, then … Continue reading

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Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

Despite the Colley family remaining neutral during the Civil War, the Missouri Union Militia sets fire to their home, leaving young Adair with only her two sisters. Together the three set out to navigate war-torn Missouri – an environment so … Continue reading

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Oregon Hill by Howard Owen

When the headless body of college student Isabel Ducharme is found snagged on a tree branch in the South Anna River of Richmond, Virginia, night beat reporter Willie Mays Black knows this will be a big story.  And Willie desperately … Continue reading

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Small Town Murder Songs (DVD)

Small Town Murder Songs cannot be mistaken for a Hollywood film.  A middle-aged police officer named Walter (Peter Stormare), who’s spent his whole life in the small Canadian community he serves, is called out to his first murder scene involving … Continue reading

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