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September 30, 2008

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published September 30, 2008. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in September 2008.

Book Review

They Called Me Red

Christina Kilbourne’s "They Called Me Red" (Lobster Press, 978-1-897073-88-9) reveals what’s worse than a thirteen-year-old’s first job of washing gory slaughterhouse floors. When Devon’s father falls for Lily, a Vietnamese... Read More

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The Other Side of Silence

Rick Fallon’s wife always preferred the hum and scurrying activity of the city. Now recently divorced, he wants to recapture what he loves: silence. What better place to find solitude than a hiking excursion through Death Valley. The... Read More

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When the Rain Sings

by Teresa Scollon

Maybe we expect too little of children. Some adults write simple sing-song rhyming verse for kids that is painful to review. In contrast, this book puts the pen into the childrens hands, and the poems they write are small, clear windows... Read More

Book Review

The Castle of Dreams

by Peter Skinner

Jouvet, a scientist specializing in sleep and dreams, presents the papers of Hugues la Scève, happily found in a chest bought at auction. In the papers, la Scève, an amateur scientist, records his investigations into the genesis and... Read More

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by Holly Chase Williams

As French philosopher Emile Cioran once said, “If only we could see ourselves as others see us, we should vanish on the spot.” Centuries later, on an Earth spaceport called Bengal Station, Jeff Vaughn has that ability, due to a brain... Read More

Book Review

To Siberia

by Beth Hemke Shapiro

At age sixty an unnamed female narrator recalls her coming of age in the isolated Danish village of Vrangbaek, remembering the imprint her brother and World War II left on her. Norwegian author Per Petterson won the International IMPAC... Read More