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Perryville Branch


One good dog

Posted March 2, 2016

If you are looking for an interesting book that features a dog, try Susan Wilson’s novel One Good Dog. Chapters alternate between the story of arrogant but disgraced business executive Adam March, with chapters told from the astute perspective …

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The eighty-dollar champion : Snowman, the horse that inspired a nation

Posted January 2, 2015

In February 1956, snow and car trouble caused Harry de Leyer to arrive late to the New Holland, PA, horse auction. The only horses left when he arrived were the unwanted ones, already loaded on a van bound for the slaughterhouse. Harry looked in the …

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The essential guide to fifty years of Doctor Who.

Posted October 6, 2014

Recently I borrowed the coolest book from the library: Dr. Who 50, The Essential Guide. It is written by Justin Richards, but it is really a BBC reflection of this unique show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last November.

The book is a pic…

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The View From Saturday

Posted September 8, 2014

Do you know what famous woman lived in Homer, New York?  Could you name the parts of the human eye in the order that light reaches them?  These are just two of the questions asked of Julian, Ethan, Noah and Nadia, the four members of Mrs. O…

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The deepest secret : a novel

Posted September 2, 2014

Do you know the exact moment the sun rose this morning? How about the exact moment it will set tonight? Imagine a life where knowing exactly when the sun will be out is a matter of life or death for your child.

That is the life David and Eve have …

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