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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
Dad Is Fat

librarilyn, August 14, 2013

A quick and quirky look at parenting as seen through the eyes of a NYC father of five who just also happens to be a stand-up comedian.
These laughs bring a sense of recognition with them for anyone who has ever lived with young children. A smile in every chapter.
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Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum Novels)

librarilyn, January 2, 2013

Disappearing hospital patients, exploding cars, hot guys, a tiki god, and plenty of junk food. Who could ask for more??
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Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
Lone Wolf

librarilyn, April 4, 2012

Euthanasia is always a hot-button topic. In this tale of a man teetering on the brink of death Picoult provides the reader with the back-story and feelings of each family member as they deal with the situation. Luke, the character around whom the story revolves lies in a coma so while there is no present tense for him, the story of his past, living in a wolf pack was the most compelling part of the book for me. Lots of fascinating information, well told.
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The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married by Iris Krasnow
The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married

librarilyn, April 3, 2012

Wow. Who knew so much was going on behind the scenes in other peoples' marriages? The author feels that, barring extreme circumstances, it is best to stay in a long term marriage and work out, or step around, whatever problems there may be. She also says that whatever it takes to make a marriage work is the right thing - be it an affair, swinging, separate vacations or anything else the two parties involved might agree to (or not exactly know about, as the case may be). Some interesting interviews, to be sure.
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Cat's Claw by Susan Wittig Albert
Cat's Claw

librarilyn, March 16, 2012

A suicide- or is it a murder? gets Chief Sheila Dawson involved in a case with elements of blackmail, gossip, herbs, little old ladies and a mountain lion. Less China Bayles, more Sheila Dawson, still a fun read.
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