April 2010

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
By David Wroblewski

Fiction 2008

An amazingly touching story about a mute boy and his beloved dog, Almondine, and his evil uncle who murders his father and moves in with his mother; much like Hamlet's dysfunctional family centuries before. This is an excellent choice for any book discussion group.

Reviewed by Jack

A Change in Altitude
By Anita Shreve

Fiction 2009

A momentary lapse of judgment produces far reaching consequences for two couples climbing Mt. Kenya. Set in Africa, this novel provides a glimpse into the not so glamorous life of two expatriate couples, their marital relationships and the search for adventure overseas.

Reviewed by AJS

The Postmistress
By Sarah Blake

Fiction 2010

Pay attention! This theme echoes throughout the book, a story about a female radio war correspondent broadcasting live from London in the months prior to December 1941. Frankie Bard asks her listeners to pay attention to what is happening to the Jews throughout Europe, and to the citizens of London to pay attention to the bombs bursting overhead....This story moves between the people Frankie is reaching with her broadcasts in the United States and the situation she is in the midst of in Europe.

Reviewed by AJS

Light from Within: Photojournals
By Linda McCartney

Nonfiction 2001

This book provides an intriguing look at the photography of Linda McCartney. My favorite photos include ones taken of Paul McCartney from 'The Beatles'.

Reviewed by Kristi K

The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins

Y Fiction 2008

Young adult fiction. This is an amazing start to a series that features sixteen-year-old Katniss, who takes her younger sister's place in a televised survival game. Unlike 'Survivor', if you lose, you die. Katniss' effects on society and her story make for a thrilling read. If you like "Ender's Game", you will like this book.

Reviewed by N/A