I was drawn to this book because of its rural Wisconsin setting. I grew up in suburbia, so there’s always been something charming and seductive about small-town life for me.  Given our proximity to Wisconsin, it wasn’t hard to imagine the town o...
Are you looking for an ultra-imaginative dystopian tale of a matriarchal society, which violently polices any variation in preset roles and biology, yet must ultimately rely on that very capability in a brave low-caste member to save the group? Do yo...

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'Tis the season for college graduations!  Now is the perfect time to revisit the classic film The Graduate, which provides an especially entertaining look at the confusion that can reign at such a significant time in life.  Dustin Hoffman p...
Hooray! Retired Police Detective Baruch “Buck’’ Schatz returns, more ornery than ever, in Daniel Friedman’s terrific second mystery, Don’t Ever Look Back. Friedman introduced the colorful octogenarian in Don’t Ever Get Old, imagining what life would ...
John Green with Heather Thompson, Heather Beverley and Ellen Jennings. Don’t be too jealous … last week two of my colleagues and I were lucky enough to snag tickets to hear John Green deliver the Zena Sutherland Lecture entitled “Does YA Mean A...