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Hedy reviews "The Long Emergency"

[303.4973 KU] Kunstler, James Howard. “The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century”, 2005 with a 2009 Afterword, 339 pages

I read this book for the River Action Environmental Book Club.  It was strange to have the au… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Power and the Glory"

FIC GREE  Greene, Graham. “The Power and the Glory”, 1940, 301 pages

Graham Greene is one of those authors who really intrigues me.  He’s provocative, multi-layered, and subtle.  Set in 1930s Mexico when the Catholic Church was persecuted with deadly intent, “The Power and the Glory” is the st… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Post-Office Girl"

FIC ZWEI  Zweig, Stefan (1881-1942). “The Post-Office Girl” translated from the German by Joel Rotenberg, 2008, 272 pages

I became interested in Stefan Zweig after seeing the film “Grand Budapest Hotel” (BLU-RAY, DVD DRAMA GRAND) directed by Wes Anderson several years ago.  It was supposed to h… Read More…

Libraries Transform

We believe that libraries transform lives.  It was at a library that I first saw the movie “Sunset Boulevard” when I was in high school, still one of my all-time favorites.  It was a library that kept me supplied in entertainment when I was fresh out of college, had no money, and was new in a town… Read More…

Hedy reviews "Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath"

FIC UNDS Undset, Sigrid. “The Wreath”, 1920, translated from the Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally, 1997, 305 pages

“The Wreath” is the first part of the Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy followed by “The Wife” and “The Cross”.  Set in 14th century Norway, it portrays the clash between feudal violence… Read More…

Hedy reviews "1222"

MYS HOLT “1222″ by Anne Holt translated from the Norwegian by Marlaine Delargy, 2011, 313 pages

This was the first book by Holt translated into English, but it’s the not the first in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series.  If  you want to start with the first one, check out “Blind Goddess”.  In “1222″ a… Read More…

Hedy reviews "The Bat"

MYS NESB  Nesbo, Jo.  “The Bat” 1997, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, 2012, 369 pages

I knew Jo Nesbo was a Norwegian author and expected the first in the Norwegian Inspector Harry Hole (pronounced something like “HU-la”) series to take place in Norway.  It doesn’t.  The settin… Read More…



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