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  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    When I went home a little while back, I saw a copy of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in my little sister's room. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I went home and started reading the battered copy on my bookshelf. I don't know how many times I have read this book (almost as many as Harper Lee's To Kill...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 09-30-2009
  • Think Things Are Tough? Try Being in Gettysburg During the Civil War.

    LIzzie is very excited when her cousin Rosanna, a year older than her, moves to Gettysburg to live with Rosanna's sister. Lizzie's father and her twin brother have enlisted in the Union army, even though her twin, Luke, is only old enough to be a drummer. The two girls become best friends, and...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 11-29-2008
  • Life on the colonial frontier

    I always enjoy a well-done piece of historical fiction. Granted, sometimes it can be *too* well done, when the history outweighs the fiction. This is not the case with Midwife of the Blue Ridge , by Christine Blevins . As a first-time novel, this is a pretty good book. It's the mid-1700s, and midwife...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 09-26-2008
  • "Murphy's Law" by Rhys Bowen

    Looking for a delightful, light hearted mystery? Then give the Molly Murphy series a try. The first title in the series, Murphy's Law , follows Molly on her journey from Ireland, where she is wanted for murder, at the turn of the 20th century to New York. Arriving in New York Molly becomes a suspect...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Dewey@evpl on 09-09-2008
  • "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer

    In looking for the next "good" book to read I happened upon a review of this title and was quickly drawn in by... well, just about everything. It centers around an unlikely book group. It makes mention of and draws parallels with some great authors and their literary works - the Bronte sisters...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Guatemama@evpl on 08-27-2008
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