2011-12 Reviews

September 14 : Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Reviewer: Rebecca Olson
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October 12 : Readers Theatre – readings from nine books by nine outstanding presenters
As part of their 50th celebration, the Friends of the Library presents:

  • Dick Weinman – Master of the Senate
  • Sandy Ridlington – Olive Kitteredge
  • Gary Whitehouse – Seabiscuit
  • David Low – DaVinci Code
  • Gregg Kleiner – This House of Sky
  • Curtis Kiefer – Harry Potter
  • Rick Borsten – Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Charlotte Headrick – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Jane Donovan – Nickel and Dimed

Readers theater was directed by Jane Donovan
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November 9 : Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin
Reviewer: Gary Whitehouse
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December 14 : Cascadia’s Fault: The Earthquake and Tsunami that Could Devastate North America by Jerry Thompson
Reviewer: Chris Goldfinger
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January 11 : A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold
Reviewer: Cristina Eisenberg
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February 8 : Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future by Robert Reich
Reviewer: Charles Vars
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March 14 : The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Reviewer: Marisa Chappell
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April 11 : Country Driving: A Journey from Farm to Factory by Peter Hessler
Reviewer: Staci Simonich
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May 9 : Mink River by Brian Doyle
Reviewer: John Larison
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June 13 : The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear by Seth Mnookin
Reviewer: Michael Wong