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  • Book review: ‘Beautiful Mystery’ by Louise Penny

    March 14th, 2019
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    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
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    “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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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. 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Michelle Obama is the product of the South Side of Chicago and parents who valued their children’s education above all else.