After a rough start, Jim C. Hines' new book Libriomancer improves immensely. It reminds me somewhat of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden books. There are lots of fun allusions to favorite scifi or fantasy, such as the preference of the main character, Isaac, for brown coats (Firefly).
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities.
This month only, the Just Desserts group will be meeting @ Scoop's/Brewed Expressions Coffeehouse located @ 124 S. Brooklyn Rd. Napoleon MI 49261. It is the building that the library used to be in. For more information please call 517-536-4266.
National Book Award winner The Round House is by turns hilarious, heart-breaking, moving, brutal, crude and crass, then hilarious again (sometimes it’s the crude and crass stuff that is so funny). It tells the story of the summer Joey Coutz turns 13. Joey is doted on by the old folks on the reservation. And so are his three friends, Aaron, Zack and Cappy. The four ride their bikes all over, usually looking for someone who will feed them