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    The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making

    by Valente, Catherynne M.

    January 2, 2012


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    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making may very well delight, successfully melding all sorts of creatures and conventions culled from fairy tales and folklore. Author Catherynne M. Valente, best known for adult fiction, has blown the lid off her usual style with this book, which was initially written in installments online and went on to win a Nebula Award in 2010. It strongly brings to mind the brilliantly dotty, all-ages appeal of... Read Full Review

  • Before I go to sleep : a novel

    by Watson, S. J.

    November 28, 2011


    Call Number: F

    In this gripping psychological thriller, British author S.J. Watson explores the relationship between memory, identity and trust. The results are terrific - and terrifying.When Christine Lucas wakes up each morning, she doesn't know where she is and doesn't recognize the man beside her - her husband, Ben. Christine is 47, but her memory mysteriously stalled out somewhere in her mid-twenties. The faithful Ben fills in the gaps, reminding her every day about their happy life together even though Christine will forget it all when she goes to sleep. Christine is secretly meeting with a... Read Full Review

  • Bossypants

    by Fey, Tina, 1970-

    July 22, 2011


    Call Number: 812.092 F433

    Although I went in fully prepared to find this book at least mildly irritating (à la The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman, or pretty much anything by Chelsea Handler, whose titles are always better than her books), Bossypants turned out to be an entertaining read that's perfect for a weekend chuckle or to unwind with before bedtime.Tina Fey starts off by describing her early years as a half-Greek doof growing up in Pennsylvania (the back cover photo is priceless). After a theatre-geeky romp through college, Fey moved to Chicago, studying and performing improv with the venerable Second City... Read Full Review