Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Posted October 01, 2014in Book Review

‘How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Sally Wisdom Riverhead Books Sept. 30, 2014 $30 304 Pages The symbiotic relationship between insects and flowering plants created an opportunity for hummingbirds to extract nectar from plants. To do so, they had to evolve an ability to hover in a way no other

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Posted September 24, 2014in Book Review

‘Dear Committee Members’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Shirley Shiffler Doubleday Books Aug. 19, 2014 $22.95 180 Pages Jason Fitger is a disenchanted professor of creative writing and literature at a small, mediocre liberal arts college in the Midwest, and “Dear Committee Members” is the hilarious look at one year of his

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Posted September 17, 2014in Book Review
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‘Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Julie Goodrich Image Comics April 8, 2014 128pp $9.99 Comic books are known to be a boy’s club. With few (but notable) exceptions, female characters not drawn as human beings but rather living dolls with little personality and even less clothing. Yet recently there

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Posted September 10, 2014in Book Review

‘Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Harriet Leitch W. W. Norton & Company  March 31, 2014 $27.95 274 Pages Michael Lewis has taken a highly complex and detailed subject, high frequency trading on Wall Street, and wrote a compelling and disturbing account of the development of the stock markets of

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Posted September 03, 2014in Book Review

‘Fives And Twenty-Fives’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Fay Jones Bloomsbury Publishing Pub Date: 08/26/14 $ 27.00 400 pp With his powerful debut novel, Pitre delivers an honest, definitive portrayal of the Iraq war experience. Pitre, a two-tour Iraq war veteran, joined the Marine Corps in 2002 and wrote this story to

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Posted August 27, 2014in Book Review

‘The Good Girl’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Shirley Shiffler Mira Books July 29, 2014 $24.95 350 Pages With her debut novel “The Good Girl,” Mary Kubica has received well-deserved comparisons to Gillian Flynn and Tana French. This psychological thriller kept me turning the pages until well past my bedtime and had

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Posted August 20, 2014in Book Review

‘The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Harriet Leitch Houghton Mifflin August 5, 2014 $24 304 Pages It took a while, but eventually this book started to fascinate me. At first it seemed as though the main character, Evie, acquired an understanding of the dogs far too quickly. Also, she seemed

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Posted August 13, 2014in Book Review

‘Empty Mansions’

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Sally Wisdom Ballantine Books April 22, 2014 $17 470 Pages When Bill Dedman was house-hunting in Connecticut in 2009, he stumbled on a 22-room mansion that a New York woman, Huguette Clark, had owned for more than a half-century but never occupied. Intrigued, the

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Posted August 06, 2014in Book Review

California

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Fay Jones Little, Brown and Company 7/8/14 $26 393 pages When the world as they know it starts to crumble, Frida and Cal begin their own transformative journey for both survival and security, but above all, toward hope. Abandoning L.A. for the wilds of

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Posted July 30, 2014in Book Review

Em and the Big Hoom

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Fay Jones Penguin Books 06/24/14 $16 224 pp In a tiny one-bedroom apartment in Bombay, India, a family does its best to coexist and contend with madness. Pinto’s elegant debut novel features Imelda (“Em”), a mother with manic depression, her husband Augustine (“the Big

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