Category Archives: Book review

Book Review: ‘The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia’ by David Stuart MacLean

When I was in college at the University of Minnesota, I took an Honors Seminar class that focused on memory and the construction of self. We met on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8am, and took turns leading discussions and … Continue reading

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“Mama Gena’s Marriage Manual” by Regena Thomashauer

If you want to save your marriage, do not pick up “Mama Gena’s Marriage Manual” by Regena Thomashauer.

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‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ by Francesca Beauman

If you want a good giggle fit, but don’t have much time to read, pick up “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” by Francesca Beauman, though the subtitle can be misleading.

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Book Review: ‘The Impossible Knife of Memory’ by Laurie Halse Anderson

“Having to parent your mother or father is a challenge that way too many teens have to deal with. Teens whose parents are dealing with substance abuse, financial hardship, job loss, mental illness and divorce deserve our love, support, and … Continue reading

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Farming more than vegetables in central Pa.: Review of Arlo Crawford’s ‘A Farm Dies Once a Year’

I picked up the publisher’s advance copy of Arlo Crawford’s “A Farm Dies Once a Year” from the review pile here at the YDR because I adore two things: vegetables and a good memoir. The book jacket said this was … Continue reading

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‘The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates’ by Wes Moore

Wes Moore had just been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship when he read about a robbery and murder in Baltimore. One of the men caught and accused in the crime was named Wes Moore. The two men were the same age … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Glitter and Glue’ by Kelly Corrigan

Motherhood sometimes sucks.  Some days I question everything- how I lost my temper when Raina told me I had to do the laundry because her hamper was overflowing (doesn’t she understand that I already completed 5 loads of laundry that … Continue reading

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Hallam author Stephanie Giese debuts juvenile fiction book

Hallam’s Stephanie Giese has written plenty for Smart magazine and her blog, Binkies and Briefcases, among other venues. But recently, she delved into uncharted waters with the debut of her first children’s book. According to a press release, “The Cookie … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness’ by Susannah Cahalan

Dallastown resident and former Red Lion Area High School English teacher Rebecca Thiegs reviews “Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan in this Jan. 28, 2013, post.

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Review: ‘The Worst Hard Time’ by Timothy Egan

Dallastown resident and former Red Lion Area High School English teacher Rebecca Thiegs reviews “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan, the 2014 One Book, One Community pick for York County Libraries.

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