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The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler

Following the overwhelming success of The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl….series) by Stieg Larsson and the recent success of The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, it’s no wonder American publishers are clamoring to get new Scandinavian authors out on the crime fiction shelves.  Sometimes, this leads to less than stellar works…published just for the sake of being […]

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Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg

Not one of Berg’s best but still a strong tale of woe among 50-something divorcees.  The main female character, Irene, got a little tiresome after a while since I so disagreed with a lot of choices in both parenting and dealing with her ex-husband.  But, John, the ex, is a strongly written, interesting male voice […]

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Novels to Commemorate the 10 Year Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close By Foer, Jonathan Safran2005-04 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)0618329706 Check Our Catalog Winner – 2006 ALA Notable Fiction SelectionA BookPage Notable TitleOskar Schell is an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs […]

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The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

Akin to titles by fellow Scandinavians Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson, Norwegian author Nesbo spins an exciting, edge-of-your-seat thriller with a whole lot of punch.  The “creep” factor is high here so don’t read at bedtime…nightmares of snowmen staring through the window at you are almost guaranteed.  Telling the story of a serial killer who […]

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