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May 2010

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published May 2010.

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Jamais Vu

by Patty Sutherland

“I am tired,” Susan Kay writes in an excerpt from her 2008 journal, “tired of my religion, of church, of all my personal and interpersonal dysfunctions. I want to have a wider swath of life…The stale odor of my confinement is... Read More

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Biking Through the 'Hoods

by Claire Foster

Novelist H.G. Wells said, “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” This kind of idealism permeates Paul F. Pinsky’s travel-memoir Biking Through the ’Hoods: Exploring Fifty... Read More

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With One Eye Open

by Lisa Romeo

"With One Eye Open" is a snug collection of humor—one part rant, satire, parody and spoof; one part tongue-in-cheek social commentary; one part cautionary caricature. Polly Frost, whose humor has been published in The New Yorker,... Read More

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The Triskaidek

by Catherine Thureson

Alley Willowood is excited to reach the thirteenth day of the thirteenth month after her thirteenth year. She knows that the day will be special, and she intends to spend it “chasing the white rabbit,” which is how she describes days... Read More

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by Jeannine Chartier Hanscom

Nineteen-year-old Grace Fields is the type of young woman many would envy. A good student with a loving family, Grace is so attractive that “her radiant natural beauty made many men and some women blush as if their impure thoughts were... Read More

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Speaking in Public

by Geraldine Richards

Death and public speaking: the two most common fears for Americans. Patrick Burke believes that the fear of public speaking can be overcome. He presents his method for gaining confidence in Speaking in Public: Incompetence to Confidence... Read More

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The Burning Veil

by Claire Rudy Foster

The novelist Eudora Welty said, “Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.” That could easily be the epigraph for Jean Grant’s finely crafted new novel "The Burning Veil". The story of an American... Read More

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