November 2010

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Everything ravaged, everything burned
By Wells Tower

Fiction 2009

The varied stories in this collection have one major aspect in common: they are fantastically written. If you're looking for a new author to get into, he's right here.

Reviewed by ED

Dewey's nine lives : the legacy of the small-town library cat who inspired millions
By Vicki Myron, with Bret Witter

Nonfiction 2010

This author wrote a previous book about Dewey Readmore Books, a former library cat in Iowa. I was curious to see how this sequel of sorts would compare. This is definitely a book for cat lovers, with stories about cats that are meant to inspire. Keep some tissues handy though because many of the stories follow the cats to the end of their lives.

Reviewed by Kristi K

Nefertiti
By Michelle Moran

Fiction 2007

A fascinating look at ancient Egypt that focuses on the intrigues and life of Nefertiti, specifically on aspects of her life from her sister's point of view. This is a fantastic read if you like historical fiction and ancient Egypt.

Reviewed by Kristi K

Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe
By George Eliot

Fiction 2008 (Reprint. Originally published in 1861)

Short, enjoyable, and the philosophy in the exposition is kindly and understanding. Ms. Eliot isn't judging even her weakest characters. Great window into village life in the 1800s.

Reviewed by Michael T