Book Review: *The World in Half* by Cristina Henriquez

The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (April 2, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1594488559

Back of the book blurb: Miraflores has never known her father, and until now, she’s never thought that he wanted to know her.  She’s long been aware that her mother had an affair with him while she was stationed with her [...]

Book Review: *Resistance* by Anita Shreve

Resistance by Anita Shreve
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Back Bay Books; 1st Pbk. Ed edition (January 1, 1997)
ISBN-13: 978-0316166584

Back of the book blurb: This tale of impossible love unfolds in a Nazi-occupied Belgian village where the wife of a Resistance worker shelters a wounded American bomber pilot in a secret hideaway.  As she nurses him back to [...]

Book Review: *The Game On! Diet* by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson

The Game On! Diet by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; 1 edition (June 30, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0061718892

Back of the book blurb:  The Game On! Diet is not a diet. It’s a bold new approach to fitness that turns the latest, smartest, most successful health science into a fun, fierce, and exhilarating game.  [...]

Book Review: *The Crypto-Capers: The Case of the Missing Sock* by Renee Hand (middle reader)

The Crypto-Capers: The Case of the Missing Sock by Renee Hand
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc. (October 1, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-0878393046

Back of the book blurb: The Team:  Siblings Max and Mia Holmes, along with their good friend Morris and their flamboyant Granny Holmes, are known as The Crypto-Capers.  [...]

A conversation about Mark Levin’s *Liberty and Tyranny*

Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto by Mark R. Levin
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Threshold Editions; First Edition, Tenth Printing edition (March 24, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1416562856

Back of the book blurb:  Mark R. Levin delivers the book that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of [...]

Book Review: *The Painter from Shanghai* by Jennifer Cody Epstein

The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.; Reprint edition (April 6, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0393335316

Back of the book blurb:  Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River, through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of 1920s Paris, and back to a China teetering on the brink [...]

Book Review: *Mating Rituals of the North American WASP* by Lauren Lipton

Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: 5 Spot (May 29, 2009)  
ISBN-13: 978-0446197977

Back of the book blurb:  After arguing with her live-in boyfriend about his inability to commit, Peggy Adams flies to a friend’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas, and wakes up next to a man she can’t remember.  Hung-over [...]

Children’s Book Review: *Slob* by Ellen Potter

Slob by Ellen Potter
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 199 pages
Publisher: Philomel (May 14, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0399247057

Back of the book blurb:  Twelve-year-old Owen Birnbaum is the fattest kid in school.  But he’s also a genius who invents cool contraptions— like a TV that shows the past.  Something happened two years ago that he needs to see.  But genius [...]

Book Review: *How Not to Look Old* by Charla Krupp


How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better by Charla Krupp
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Springboard Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0446699976

Back of the book blurb:  Because looking great is critical to every woman’s personal and financial survival, Charla Krupp offers a comprehensive plan [...]

Book Review: *101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You’re 12!* by Joanne O’Sullivan

101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You’re 12!  by Joanne O’Sullivan
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (March 3, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1579908614

Back of the book blurb:  It’s easy being green!  Kids have enormous potential to affect change, and this enlightening book harnesses children’s natural energy, enthusiasm, optimism, and drive to make a [...]