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August 18 2014
Doing Hard Time

reviewed by Scott C. [6/10]

Reading this 27th book in the Stone Barrington series for the July 2014 Just Desserts mystery fiction book group was my first exposure to the works of Stuart Woods. And I actually listened to it on CD rather than reading it as a physical book. I will have to say -- I think Stuart Woods has a fairly simplistic writing style, and the world of his fiction is peopled with unrealistic characters. But, oddly enough, the audiobook version of Doing Hard Time was extremely compelling. I found myself sitting in my car at the curb when I'd get home, wanting to listen to just a few more minutes on my car's CD-player to see what happened next. The Stone Barrington books are filled with s...
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August 15 2014
Vanishing Point

reviewed by Donna G.[8/10]

Very few books engross me from the first page but this is one of them. Jonathan Vail wrote a "coming of age" novel that made him famous. His disappearance shortly after the book was published made him a legend. Today, archivist Claire Reynier preserves Vail's papers at the University of New Mexico. Vail was a gifted writer who disappeared 35 years ago while on a camping trip with his girlfriend, Jennie Dell. They took refuge in a cave in Slickrock Canyon when a th...
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August 14 2014
The Art of the Muppets

reviewed by Scott C. [8/10]

Let me just start off by saying that there have been a lot of books written about the history and behind-the-scenes details of The Muppets over the years, and many of those go into much greater details than this. However, this book published in 1980 is a very nice look back at these felt and foam creations on the occasion of the Muppets' 25th anniversary. The book provides a short history of puppetry, and the ways in which the Muppets both differ and resemble traditional puppets and puppet shows. There are a lot of rare images from the Muppet sudios, from Jim Henson's very earliest designs up t ....
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The three finalists for the 2014 One Book - One Lincoln were announced on May 26th. You can find out all about them by visiting our One Book - One Lincoln Finalists page. Voting for this year ended July 25th. The winning title will be announced September 2nd, 2014.

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Adult Summer Reading Program


Readers were once again encouraged to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program, from May 23rd through July 31st, 2014.

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Friday, August 22, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

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The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Monday, September 8, 2014
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
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After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

Thursday,September 25, 2014
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