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  • Book review: ‘Death Haunts Door County’ by Patricia Skala

    September 12th, 2019
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    Dave Cubiak’s life was a mess. His wife and daughter had been killed by a drunken driver, and his grief left him totally unable to function, let alone be an effective police officer.


    Book review: ‘The Eighty- Dollar Champion’ by Elizabeth Betts

    September 5th, 2019
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    “The Eighty-Dollar Champion” is nonfiction, based on actual events. Much of the story took place in the mid-1950s.


    Book review: ‘The Remains of the Day’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

    August 28th, 2019
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    The Second World War has been over for some time; England is still adjusting, Lord Darlington has died, and Darlington Hall has been sold to an American, Mr. Faraday.


    Book review: ‘True Legacy: The History of the Tillman Produce Company’ by Philip and Cheryl Tillman

    August 22nd, 2019
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    The remainder of the title is “and growing up in Wilton, Wisconsin.” Philip and Cheryl Tillman have compiled a book of interest to anyone who knows the Tillman family or who had a friend or relative who worked for Tillman Produce Company.


    Book review: ‘The Life We Bury’ by Allen Askens

    August 15th, 2019
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    Joe Talbert is taking a college English class and has been assigned to write a short biography of an elderly person.


  • Book review: ‘The Shadows We Hide’ by Allen Eskens

    August 7th, 2019
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    Joseph Talbert, an AP reporter, was in trouble — unfairly, he thought. The story he had written had cost a politician his career and perhaps his marriage.


    Book review: ‘The Dark Descending’ by Allen Eskens

    July 25th, 2019
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    Max Rupert is a homicide detective in Minneapolis, Minn. Four 1/2 years ago, his wife was killed by a hit-and-run driver.


    Book review: ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi

    July 11th, 2019
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    What are you willing to give up to continue living? Your right arm? Your memory? Your mobility? What about your ability to speak?


    Book review: ‘The Heavens May Fall’ by Allen Eskens

    July 4th, 2019
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    When a woman’s body is found in a dumpster in the upscale neighborhood of Kenwood, Detective Max Rupert and his partner Niki Vang are called to the scene.


    Book review: ‘The Last Pirate’ by Tony Dokoupil

    June 27th, 2019
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    Tony Dokoupil “Da-ko-pull” is one of the new hosts on CBS This Morning, the morning show that I usually watch.


    Book review: ‘Truth Worth Telling’ by Scott Pelley

    June 20th, 2019
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    In Scott Pelley’s prolog, he writes, “If you are looking for a partisan point of view, stop here.” He goes on to explain that reader would be wasting his or her time.