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— Ross MacDonald
Browsing all staff pick reviews written by 'April'
Title: The Fall of Alice K.
By: Jim Heynen
This is an American novel, but one with such a different point of view from most I am exposed to that it kept startling me. At first I wasn’t sure that I could get into the story, but something about Alice suddenly grabbed me, and I had to finish the ... [Read more]
Posted by April on May 20, 2013
Title: My Invented Country
By: Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende’s moving memoir about the country she loved and left is read so perfectly by Cristine McMurdo-Wallis that I almost want to say: Don’t read this book; you must listen to it! The many voices of Allende’s writing -- irony, tenderness, humor and harshly honest journalistic modes -- are ... [Read more]
Posted by April on May 2, 2013
Tags: non-fiction, biography, audiobook
Title: Dog Man
By: Martha Sherrill
A patron highly recommended this book, which I found fascinating. The author describes the lifework of a Japanese man who has been part of the decades-long effort to bring back the Akita breed of dog in Japan. During the Second World War, many dogs were sacrificed for food and clothing. ... [Read more]
Posted by April on April 2, 2009
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