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February 5, 2013

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published February 5, 2013. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in February 2013.

Book Review

Lily's Story

by Melissa Wuske

Lily’s Story is a satisfying look at one life as it crosses many eras—from 1840 to the 1920s. Lily’s Story by Don Gutteridge is an intriguing account of one woman’s life that shows how her identity grows and changes from her... Read More

Book Review

Love Poems for Cannibals

by Colby Cedar Smith

"Love Poems for Cannibals" is filled with beautiful contradictions—humorous at times, yet a deep sense of grieving permeates the collection. Raymond Keen’s debut book of poetry, "Love Poems for Cannibals", is akin to “experiencing... Read More

Book Review

The Cost of Living

by Jeff Fleischer

Sad, disturbing, sometimes humorous, this fictional memoir of a hoarder’s daughter is painfully realistic. Written in the style of a daughter’s first-person memoir about her difficult relationship with her mother, "The Cost of... Read More

Book Review

The Girl on the Balcony

by Sheila M. Trask

Tom Cruise has nothing on Matt Steele, the sexy action-movie star at the center of "The Girl on the Balcony". Matt has it all: a self-assured swagger, piercing blue eyes, and a dazzling smile that weakens the knees of female fans all... Read More

Book Review

My Father's Arms Are a Boat

A father and son face a mother’s death in this tender title illustrated with lovely line drawings and folded-and-cut 3D paper constructions. The sleepless little narrator is alert to every sight, sound, and smell as he and his father... Read More

Book Review

If You Hold a Seed

The journey of a tree, from seed to canopy, as seen through the eyes of a little boy keeping pace with its growth. The delight here is in the remarkable cut-paper forms that bring each scene to life. Delicate and meditative. Ages three... Read More

Book Review

Knit Your Own Dog

by Megan Ward

As knitting becomes increasingly popular, it has branched beyond garments and blankets. Knitting toys and oddities, such as Japanese-style amigurumi—small and whimsical knit or crocheted people and objects—is on the rise. Combine... Read More

Book Review


by Peter Dabbene

At this point in history, the name Darwin is so loaded with meaning that it’s tough to imagine anyone opening a biography without preconceptions. In Darwin: A Graphic Biography, Eugene Byrne and Simon Gurr have created an enjoyable... Read More