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  • Book review: ‘Beautiful Mystery’ by Louise Penny

    March 14th, 2019

    When the music director of a remote monastery is found murdered, Chief Inspector Gamache of the Quebec Provincial Police is immediately called upon to solve the murder.

    Book review: ‘Leadership in Turbulent Times’ by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    March 7th, 2019

    “Leadership in Turbulent Times” presents four American Presidents as they dealt with the trials of their time: What made them leaders? How did they apply leadership?

    Book review: ‘Open Season’ by C.J. Cox

    February 28th, 2019

    Joe Pickett is the new game warden in the Saddlestring District of Wyoming, following Vern Dunnegan, a warden who was somewhat of a legend.

    Book review: ‘Dreams from My Father’ by Barack Obama

    February 21st, 2019

    Elected the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review and having a truly unique history, Barack Obama was asked by a publisher to share his story, thus this book.

    Book review: ‘Down a Dark Road’ by Linda Castillo

    February 17th, 2019

    Chief Kate Burkholder grew up with Joseph King. Like Kate, he was Amish at the time, a neighbor and her first love.

  • Book review: ‘The Call of the Wild’ by Jack London

    February 7th, 2019

    As a young man of 21, Jack London was caught up in the gold fever that was the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896–1899.

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

    January 29th, 2019

    Joe Talbert is taking a college English class and has been assigned to write a short biography of an elderly person. Having no elderly relative nearby, he researches people who are in a nearby nursing home.

    Book review: ‘The Crops Look Good: News from a Midwestern Farm’ by Sara DeLuca

    January 26th, 2019

    We have a nephew, now retired, whose whole teaching career was in Milltown, Wis., the setting of this book.

    Book review: ‘The Haunted Mesa’ by Louis Lamour

    January 17th, 2019

    For those who think of parallel world or fourth dimension as being primarily Stephen King territory, there’s new (old) ground to explore in the West.

    Letter to editor: A book club for everyone

    January 10th, 2019

    A book club for everyone By Larry Ballwahn | Wilton For any reader who has the time and inclination, a book club adds a new level of enjoyment to reading.

    Book review: ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama

    January 10th, 2019

    Michelle Obama is the product of the South Side of Chicago and parents who valued their children’s education above all else.