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February 11, 2009
Learning five love languages
Have you ever read a book and liked it so much that you say to yourself, "I wish everyone would read this?" This happens to me whenever I read a good book. One such book I highly recommend to everyone is "The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate"...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Drawing readers by drawing pictures
You can't judge a book by its cover, but illustrator Susan Cornelison hopes you get drawn in by them. ...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 28, 2009
"Your Heart Belongs to Me," is not a sappy Tin Pan Alley lyric, but the title of a new thriller by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27).
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 21, 2009
Several years ago, my friend novelist Carolyn See wrote a tell-all book about her family's century-long love affair with alcohol addiction, written with her usual literary flair. See is a fine California novelist ("Rhine Maidens," "Making History") who doesn't get enough attention...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 14, 2009
Years ago, I saw a wonderful Twilight Zone episode in which a small time newspaper editor sold his soul to the devil in order to save his newspaper. The devil was played by Burgess Meredith, who arrives at the newspaper and tells the hero he is a linotype operator and would like to...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Book offers insight to find dream job
Woodbury resident Dr. William Kriva was no stranger to having a case of the Mondays; during the 12 years he worked as an engineer he didn't like...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Dec. 31, 2008
Two talented upper Midwestern writers with ethnic interests headline today's book report. The first is by University of Wiscosnin-Superior poet and fiction writer Anthony Bukoski. It's a collection of short stories, Bukoski's fifth book, entitled "North of the Port" (Southern...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Dec. 24, 2008
Merry Christmas! James Merrill (1926-95) grew up in the lap of luxury, the son of Charles Merrill, the founder of Merrill, Lynch. He went to all the right schools and taught at others, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison. And he grew to become one of the most respected...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
'The Glass Castle' is book pick
The R.H. Stafford Branch Library book club will discuss "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6 in the library's conference room, 8595 Central Park Place in Woodbury. Pre-read the book to discuss at the meeting; no sign-up is necessary. Questions may be...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Author tells her story of healing
It's not an easy story to tell, but for Kathleen Arndt, it's one she feels she's been called to share.
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Dec. 17, 2008
Still looking for last minute holiday gifts for hard-to-buy friends and relatives? I've got a few that just came across my desk in time for you to run out and buy a copy. Books, you know, are easy to wrap. If you get stuck with a batch of apples, you make applesauce. That's what...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Dec. 10, 2008
Great works for readers of all ages make the list I'd have given my right arm for the new volume before me when I was book review editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Back then my job at Christmas was to comb through famous works of literature about Christmas. These were difficult...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
Mothers, daughters bond over books
It's a chance for moms and their daughters to get away for a couple hours on their own. In a relaxed setting, they can talk about sensitive...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
Bookfairs to benefit schools
Two elementary schools are slated to have bookfairs held on their behalf at Barnes & Noble, 7020 Valley Creek Plaza, Woodbury. Saturday, Dec. 6 is Woodbury Elementary Day at Barnes & Noble. Mention the school when a purchase is made that day and the store will donate a percentage...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
Dave Wood's Book Report, Dec. 3, 2008
There's a little something for everyone this week. It's stocking-stuffer time on the prairie and local publishers are stepping up to the presses with a slew of fun books for teenagers of all ages. Remember the movie "Slap Shot," starring Paul Newman?
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am