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October 2002

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published October 2002.

Book Review

The Murphys of Rathcore Rectory

by Mari Carlson

"The Murphys of Rathcore Rectory" is a legacy-driven, period biography of an Irish family. Julia Turner’s family biography, "The Murphys of Rathcore Rectory", covers professors, ministers, abusers, doctors, soldiers, and charmers... Read More

Book Review

Las Riquezas de Rangoberra

“Some think it was dropped stone by stone from nesting birds tidying up nearby cliffs.” The island of Rangoberra, a beautiful island in the middle of the brilliant blue sea. The story begins in a search to find an heir to the throne.... Read More

Book Review

The Lewis & Clark Expedition

“One pair of good mockinsons [sic] will not last more than about two days,” reported John Ordway, a member of the famous expedition. Needle seed grass, prickly pear cactus, and razor-like stones tore at the explorers’ footwear on... Read More

Book Review

Drinking Girls and Their Dresses

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

In “The Empress of Ties,” one poem in this collection, two women in Florida begin a misguided venture to create a business making ties, undaunted by the climate: “In our town men wore bathing / suits. No one bought ties.” When... Read More

Book Review

Liberty for All

by George Cohen

In 1982, President Reagan asked the author to lead an effort to restore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. A total of $87 million was needed, and the overhaul had to be completed by the summer of 1986, in time for the Statue’s... Read More

Book Review

Forgotten Readers

by Erik Bledsoe

This book is a remarkable piece of literary historical recovery. The author traces the rise and development of African American literary societies from the pre-Civil War era to the Harlem Renaissance, and shows how those societies... Read More

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