2:59 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Book Nook: Don't Go, by Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline published her first novel twenty years ago. Scottoline's early books were mostly legal thrillers. Her background as an attorney informs some of her complex story lines. Ever prolific, Scottoline is currently putting out 2 to 3 books a year; legal thrillers, crime novels, and a series of non-fiction titles that are collaborations with her daughter.

Her latest, "Don't Go" is a stand-alone thriller. The main character is a surgeon who is stationed in a war zone. A podiatrist, he specializes in treating soldiers who have suffered wounds to their lower extremities.

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3:46 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

Book Nook: On the Ropes, by James Vance and Dan E. Burr

"On the Ropes" is a graphic novel that is the long awaited sequel to a book called "Kings in Disguise." Both books were written by James Vance and illustrated by Dan E. Burr. In this interview with James Vance we find out how technological changes have vastly altered the collaborative process that took place for "On the Ropes" when compared with how that original book came together. The internet has really streamlined their process.

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2:12 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Book Nook: Washed Away, by Geoff Williams

One century ago, during the final week of March 1913, severe weather caused death and destruction across a wide swath of the Midwest. In Omaha a tornado outbreak wrecked thousands of buildings and claimed many lives. The bad weather was headed east.

Rising waters from heavy rains caused severe flooding. In places like Indianapolis, Columbus, Portsmouth, Middletown, and hundreds of other towns the floodwaters breached levees, swept away buildings, and left thousands homeless.

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12:47 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Book Nook: My One Square Inch of Alaska, by Sharon Short

“My One Square Inch of Alaska” is set near Dayton in the fictional town of Groverton. It takes place during autumn. The year is 1953.

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3:34 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Book Nook: Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division, by Peter Hook

During the late 1970's Manchester, England was a hotbed of musical activity. One of the bands that burst forth from that scene was Joy Division. They were not together very long. Joy Division ended when Ian
Curtis, their lead singer, took his own life as the band was preparing to embark on their first tour of the United States. A tour that never happened.

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