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Hedy reviews "A Stillness at Appomattox"

973.7 CA Catton, Bruce. “A Stillness at Appomattox” 1953, 438 pages

“A Stillness at Appomattox” is volume 3 of The Army of the Potomac Trilogy.  It won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and is still in print after more than half a century.  We have been reading a Civil War boo… Read More…

Winter Reading Program - Reading Rocks!

The Bettendorf Public Library’s Winter Reading Program is coming soon! Sign-up starts January 5th, and the program ends on February 14. Children and teens can sign up at the Youth Services desk, and adults can sign up at the Information desk.
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Hedy reviews "Mr. Churchill's Secretary"

“Mr. Churchill’s Secretary” by Susan Elia MacNeal, 2012, 354 pages, MYS MACN (also eBook)

After the German Luftwaffe bomb London in WWII, Maggie Hope–trained in math and codebreaking, but only able to get a job as a secretary–uses the access her position demands to try to unravel an assassin’s… Read More…

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…

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