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

    September 12th, 2019

    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

    “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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.