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Persepolis reviewed by Brittany Jackson, Class of 2004

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Biography, Graphic Novel, Non-fiction

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return are a series of graphic novels by Marjane Satrapi. Satrapi does an excellent job capturing her life growing up in Iran in these pages. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about [...]

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The Things They Carried reviewed by Camilla Grigsby, Class of 2000

October 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Fiction, Historical Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction

Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is frequently hailed as a 20th century masterpiece, but it is difficult to nail the book down to a single genre. Is it one of the best novels of the 20th century? One of the best short story collections? In the book, O’Brien weaves stories of fiction and reality, [...]

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In the Fullness reviewed by Joanne Bennardo, Class of 2009

September 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Memoir, Non-fiction

In the Fullness of Time is a well-constructed anthology that harmonizes a myriad of voices. Editors Emily W. Upham and Linda Gravenson challenge thirty-two women, ages 55 to 101, to share parts of their life stories. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe [...]

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Perfecting Sound Forever reviewed by Jeff Wanser, Coordinator of Government Documents/Collection Development Librarian

August 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music, Non-fiction

Have you ever wondered why music doesn’t sound the same on an mp3 player or the radio as it does live in concert or on your favorite CD or LP recording? It may not be just because you didn’t buy the high-end player or that the radio station’s signal doesn’t come through well. Greg Milner [...]

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A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting reviewed by Melissa Maskulka, Class of 2007

August 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Education, Non-fiction

Hara Estroff Marano’s A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting (2008, Broadway Books) takes a critical look at the costs of “over-parenting” one’s child. Perfect for all involved in high education including parents, students, administrators and professors, this well-researched book offers case studies and longitudinal results which provide an in-depth explanation of [...]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks reviewed by Brittany Jackson, Class of 2004

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Biography, Non-fiction

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a must read. Skloot takes a complex subject and simplifies it to its simplest form, without becoming condescending. She captured the heart and the essence of two sides of a life, of a process, of a science, and of a family. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend [...]

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