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Susan Wray
Library Director
Cari Boatright
Teen Librarian
Lisa Brown
Administrative Assistant
Linda Cannon
Collection Development Librarian
Patty Crane
Reference Librarian
Jeana Gockley
Childrens Librarian
Phyllis Seesengood
Technical Services Librarian

2008 Book Reviews

Below are links to book and database reviews written by the Joplin Public Library's librarians and Library Administrative Assistant. Earlier reviews and links may be found at our 2007-JPL Book Reviews and at http://www.joplinglobe.com/ by searching the archives for "library book review".

For more recent reviews go to our BookReviews page.

December 28, 2008 - Book review: Writer chronicles year spent ‘Living Biblically’
By Linda Cannon

December 21, 2008 - Book review: ‘Artemis Fowl’ series hard to put down
By Cari Boatright Rerat

December 14, 2008 - Book Review: Audiobooks offer riveting thrillers
By Phyllis Seesengood

December 7, 2008 - Book review: ‘Dirty Secrets’ abound in Gardiner novel
By Susan Wray

November 30, 2008 - Book review: Memoir an unmerciful mirror
By Lisa Brown

November 23, 2008 - Book review: ‘Hunger’ addictive intro to series
by Jeana Gockley

November 16, 2008 - Book review: NoveList offers great resource for readers
By Patty Crane

November 9, 2008 - Book review: ‘Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods’
By Linda Cannon

November 2, 2008 - Book review: ‘13 Reasons’ a gripping story of desperate decision
By Cari Boatright Rerat

October 26, 2008 - Book review: Narration enhances Elvis Cole thriller
By Phyllis Seesengood

October 19, 2008 - Book review: ‘Breaking Free’ a tale of love and loss
By Susan Wray

October 12, 2008 - Book review: Burroughs’ memoir a riveting, painful tale
By Lisa Brown

October 5, 2008 - Book review: 'Beach House' is a perfect beach read
by Jeana Gockley

September 28, 2008 - Review: ‘Salem History’ offers online database of historical documents
By Patty Crane

September 21, 2008 - Book review: Guide a sweet-smelling primer on fragrances
By Linda Cannon

September 14, 2008 - Book review: Graphic novel parodies those other robots
By Cari Boatright

September 7, 2008 - Book review: Great plot, narration have a "Collision"
By Phyllis Seesengood

August 31, 2008 - Book review: Christian fiction titles are in demand
By Susan Wray

August 24, 2008 - Library review: Mockumentary examines ‘American Zombie’
By Lisa Brown

August 17, 2008 - Book reviews: Books deal with memory loss
by Jeana Gockley

August 10, 2008 - Book review: Library resources provide legal information
By Patty Crane

August 3, 2008 - Book review: Encyclopedia explores history of dog breeds
By Linda Cannon

July 27, 2008 - Book review: Supernatural, suspenseful books found at library
By Cari Boatright

July 20, 2008 - Book review: Action-filled plot drives 'Executive Privilege'
By Phyllis Seesengood

July 13, 2008 - Book review: Formulaic and predictable? Yes, but romance novels have their place
By Susan Wray

July 6, 2008 - Book review: ‘Wannabe Princess’ takes herself far too seriously
By Lisa Brown

June 29, 2008 - Review: Revised library Web site includes database updates
By Patty Crane

June 22, 2008 - Book review: Paint the Wind by Pam Muñoz Ryan & Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen were not posted on the globe. Read it here.
by Jeana Gockley

June 15, 2008 - Book review: Books offer earth-friendly building tips
By Linda Cannon

June 8, 2008 - Book review: Memorable characters populater 'Heir Apparent'
By Cari Boatright

June 1, 2008 - Book review: Well-drawn characters drive 'Death Song'
By Phyllis Seesengood

May 25, 2008 - Book review: Get ‘Schooled’ in a summer of great books
By Susan Wray

May 11, 2008 - Book review: No punches pulled in poignant ‘Deadline’
By Jeana Gockley

May 4, 2008 - Library review: Online medical guide is quite the bargain
By Patty Crane

April 27, 2008 - Book review: Going somewhere? Consult the 'Complete Travel Detective'
By Linda Cannon

April 20, 2008 - Book review: 'Lost Things' for adults, but holds appeal for teens
By Cari Boatright

April 13, 2008 - Book review: 'Night Ferry' is a tense, engaging thriller
By Phyllis Seesengood

April 6, 2008 - Book review: Books look at successful business philosophies
By Susan Wray

March 30, 2008 - Book review: Bourdain has ‘No Reservations’ when it comes to travel book
By Lisa Brown

March 23, 2008 - Book review: Book offers generous 'Slice of Organic Life'
By Jeana Gockley

March 9, 2008 - Book review: ‘Cut!’ a morbidly fascinating look at Hollywood deaths
By Linda Cannon

March 2, 2008 - Book review: Queen Anti-Prom takes charge
By Cari Boatright

February 24, 2008 - Book review: Sen. Kincaid returns in 'Capitol Conspiracy'
By Phyllis Seesengood

February 17, 2008 - Book review: 'Starbucks,' other biographies on the nightstand
By Susan Wray

February 10, 2008 - Book review: ‘Lobster’ a winning read, claws down
By Lisa Brown

January 27, 2008 - Book review: Characters turn from tragedy to travel
By Jeana Gockley

January 20, 2008 - Book review: Books examine impact of remarkable lives
By Linda Cannon

January 13, 2008 - Book review: Library offers several manga titles
By Cari Boatright

January 6, 2008 - Book review: Finder's 'Power Play' is a fast-paced thriller
By Phyllis Seesengood

If you're interested in older reviews go to our 2007 - Book Reviews or go to http://www.joplinglobe.com and searching their archives for "library book review".