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Entries from June 30th, 2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire reviewed by Kirsten Parkinson, Associate Professor of English

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Fiction

Sitting in an airport waiting room consuming Stieg Larsson’s second novel, The Girl Who Played with Fire, I saw a man across the aisle reading Larsson’s first book—in Dutch. My local art theater is playing the cinematic version of the earlier story, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, in Swedish with subtitles. Larsson mania has [...]

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Under the Dome reviewed by Cari Dubiel, Class of 2003

June 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Fiction

At 1074 pages, or 30 discs for the audio version, Stephen King’s latest novel is quite a commitment. Even my journey to its successful completion was complicated. I’m a Hiram alum, but I’m also a reference librarian at the Twinsburg Public Library—so my initial checkout of the book was short-lived, as there were other patrons [...]

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Dream House: A Novel reviewed by Cheryl Torsney, Vice President and Dean of the College

June 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Fiction

In part as a result of the mortgage crisis and in part because of personal circumstances –  I’ve changed jobs, moved, and recently sold one home and refinanced another – I’ve been thinking of the dream or, in many cases, the nightmare, of home ownership.   Stories on NPR have sought to clarify the source of [...]

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