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Loving Frank

by Nancy Horan
Friday, May 29, 2009

This is a great book for book clubs!! Themes and events in the book will lead to a lively and spirited discussion. It is a fascinating work of historical fiction that will have you enthralled to the last page. It is one of those books that lead you to do further research on the topic (architecture) and people. The book chronicles the love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney from about 1907-1914. This was a shocking, scandoulous affair at the time since both Wright and Cheney were married to other people. Highly recommended!

Margaret B., Reference

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Starvation Lake

by Bryan Gruley
Friday, May 29, 2009

This mystery is set in the fictional town of Starvation Lake in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula. Gus Carpenter has returned to his hometown to edit the local newspaper after a stint as a reporter at the Detroit Times goes bad. He’s not sure which is harder – returning home without the Pulitzer Prize he had in his sights, or continually trying to live down that one goal that got by him and cost his boyhood hockey team the state championship. But when the snowmobile on which his former coach had been riding when it went through the ice ten years earlier washes up on the shore of an entirely different lake, the investigation into...

Friday, May 29, 2009

This book is about Jane Pohl, a daughter of a West Point army officer, and the horse, Fitzrada, with whom she forged a great partnership. If you love horses, you will really like this book. Even if you are not interested in horses, you may be interested in the historical aspects of the book regarding the army, West Point, and women’s lives in the 1940s and 50s. Fitzrada came from the U.S. army calvary stock and was scheduled to be destroyed. He was rescued by Jane and her father and became one of the most well-known show jumpers in the late 1940s. They won many championships together. Most men could not ride him but over the course of 5 years of...

Friday, May 29, 2009

This movie is a laugh-out-loud, silly, light-hearted British comedy.It won the Audience Prize in the World Cinema section at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.Craig Ferguson plays an aimless Scottish gardener who tries to help Grace, the lady of the manor house, when her husband unexpectedly dies and leaves her deep in debt.They use Grace’s green thumb and her green house to grow a crop of marijuana with the intention to sell it to pay off Grace’s debts.Most everything goes awry and that is where the comedy lies.The characters are all likeable if not lovable, even the “bad” guys.It is rated R because of the subject matter and the...

Holmes on the Range

by Steve Hockensmith
Friday, May 29, 2009

I liked the book, but LOVED the Book on CD! William Dufris, the narrator, is a hoot! I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the series.

1893 is a tough year in Montana. When Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at the secretive Bar VR cattle ranch, they’re not expecting anything more than hard work and bad pay. What they get is a dead body that looks a whole lot like the leftovers of an unfortunate encounter with a cattle stampede. Old Red sees it as a perfect opportunity to employ his Sherlock Holmes-inspired deducifin’ skills and Big Red like it or not, is a long for the wild ride.

Jerilee C., Head of Adult...

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