Book reviews

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Standing as a primitive log structure atop a small rise, the round house was built as a sacred place for special Ojibwe ceremonies and Native American gatherings. But in 1988, when Geraldine Coutts emerged from the abandoned building beaten, raped, and doused with gasoline, it became known as the scene of a crime that would forever alter Geraldine, her husband, Bazil, and their thirteen-year-old son, Joe.

"Two Early Tudor Lives: The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish and The Life of Sir Thomas More by William Roper," ed. Richard S. Sylvester and Davis P. Harding

Cavendish's Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Roper's Life of More

It seems appropriate, during Lent, and with the selection of Pope Francis I, to look at two famous biographies of two famous Catholics, Cavendish's Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Roper's Life of More.

My Book of Life by Angel, by Martine Leavitt

My Book of Life by Angel, by Martine Leavitt

There’s no delicate way to present the subject of My Book of Life by Angel, by Martine Leavitt. Angel is sixteen and leaves to be with a man named Call. Angel thinks Call is her boyfriend, but in reality he is something different.

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

In Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson, Christine Lucas wakes every morning to a fresh, new day, literally. She suffers from amnesia and every night all of her memories, long and short term, reset and in the morning she wakes up as a blank slate, not knowing anything about her self.

American Canopy by Eric Rutkow

They provide shade on a hot summer day. They grow fruits and nuts for eating. They supply material for building, paper, fuel, and many other items. Trees play an important role and have helped influence the course of United States history.

Kansas City Public Library Beta