Book Reviews: Massachusetts Troublemakers by Paul Della Vale


Author: Paul Della Valle Title: Massachusetts Troublemakers: Rebels, Reformers, and Radicals from the Bay State Publication Info: Globe Pequot (2009) ISBN: 0762748508 Summary/Review: This book was an award given to guides at the end of the 2009 Boston By Foot tour season and made for a fun, interesting read.  The title is a bit misleading…

Book Review: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


Author: Nicole Krauss Title: The History of Love Publication Info: W.W. Norton & Co. (2006) ISBN: 0316013684 Summary/Review: This book tells the interweaving stories of two people.  One an elderly Holocaust survivor Leo Gursky who escaped too late to find that his true love has married another man and is also raising his son. The…

Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie


Author: Sherman Alexie Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Publication Info: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2007) ISBN:0316013684 Summary/Review: This young adult book tells the coming of age story of Junior, a Spokane Indian growing up on an Indian reservation in Washington.  Growing up  with medical problems and general all-around geekiness…

Book Review: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell


Around The World For a Good Book selection for: Sweden Author: Henning Mankell Title: Faceless Killers Publication Info:  New York : New Press, c1997. ISBN: 156584341X Summary/Review: An elderly couple are brutally murdered in their farmhouse near a provincial Swedish town.  It’s detective Kurt Wallender’s job to solve this crime, but shocking as the murders…