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Hedy reviews "Travels in Siberia"

915.7 FR  “Travels in Siberia” by Ian Frazier who also did the line drawings, 2010, 529 pages

Here’s a good book for winter time armchair reading.  This book took Frazier 17 years to write and required many trips to Russia.  Though he obviously loves Russia, he does not shy away from anything-… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Germania"

943 WI  “Germania: In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History” by Simon Winder, 2010, 466 pages

Winder begins with the book called “Germania” by the Roman Tacitus in 100 A.D. and ends around 1933 when the Nazis came to power.  He wanted to explore Germany and Germans before the Nazi… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

YA FIC ALEX (also PLAYAWAY)  “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie, art by Ellen Forney, 2007, 230 pages

This is one of those cross-over books, with appeal for a wide range of ages.  It’s often on the area high schools’ summer reading lists and also one of the most… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Dead of Mametz"

MYS HICK  “The Dead of Mametz” by Jonathan Hicks 2011, 334 pages

If you like military fiction or mysteries, you might like this book.  The author is a military historian and headteacher at a school in Wales.  He first learned about the battle of Mametz Wood July 1916 in France a little over a … Read More…

Hedy reviews "River-Horse"

917.3049 HE (also LARGE PRINT)  “River-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America” by William Least Heat-Moon, 1999, 506 pages

You may be familiar with Least Heat-Moon’s “Blue Highways” (917.3 HE) where he drove the roads colored blue on state transportation maps. He refers to that experience: … Read More…

Hedy reviews "My Beloved World"

“My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor, 2013, 398 pages, BIOG SOTOMAYOR

In 2009 Sotomayor became an Associate Supreme Court Justice of the United States, the first Hispanic and the third woman to hold that position.  Her memoir which goes up to that point is fascinating as she had to deal with ma… Read More…

Teens Top Teen

Here are the Teens Top Ten! So if you are looking for  a great read then pick one of these; chosen by teens for teens!

Here were the entire nominees for even more book suggestions!

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