Monthly Archives: September 2012

Book Review: Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos

Hole in My Life By Jack Gantos Copyright 2002 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux 200 pages Rating: 9/10 Summary: Author Jack Gantos tells his own “youth-gone-wrong” life story in Hole in My Life. This short book is a page turner. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Loan Shark by J.W. O’Dell

Loan Shark by J.W. O’Dell Copyright 1975 Publisher: Belmont Tower 215 pages Rating: 6/10 Summary: Poor Joe Casey, this alcoholic, gambling-addicted loser has run out friends to scam and he owes thousands to vicious loan shark Joey Macaluso. Such is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Runs for the Legislature? by Gary F. Moncrief, Peverill Squire, and Malcolm E. Jewell

Who Runs for the Legislature? by Gary F. Moncrief, Peverill Squire, and Malcolm E. Jewell Copyright 2001 Publisher: Prentice Hall 122 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: What makes an average citizen decide to run for office? Authors Moncrief, Squire, and Jewell … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dream Room by Chet Nicholson

Dream Room: Tales of the Dixie Mafia by Chet Nicholson Copyright 2009 Publisher: Oakley Publishing 417 pages Rating: 7/10 Summary: Dream Room is a dramatization of the life of “Dixie Mafia” leader Mike Gillich and his wife, Frances. The book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finding Amy by Joseph K Loughlin and Kate Clark Flora

Finding Amy: A True Story of Murder in Maine by Joseph K Loughlin and Kate Clark Flora Copyright 2006 Publisher: Berkley Books 309 pages Rating: 5.5/10 Summary: Finding Amy details the case of a Maine woman who was murdered in … Continue reading

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