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Monday, January 28, 2008

I happened upon a little fun book called Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt by James Putnam (932). Since I'm going there in March, I enjoyed all the fun and serious stuff in the uniquely illustrated quick read.

Sue N., Youth Services


A Thousand Splendid Suns

by Khaled Hosseini
Monday, January 28, 2008

This second novel by the author of The Kite Runner again takes readers to is birthplace of Afghanistan. This time it is the story of two women a generation apart who come together under the most dire...

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).

Here's the description listed:

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...


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