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    Books reviews from CCPLS readers

    Readers who frequent the Cullman County Public Library System share reviews of some of their recently read books. Submission date: June 29, 2003 Reviewer: Elaine Clayton Title: “Identity” Author: Nora Roberts Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Thoughts about the book: A truly fabulous book! A psychopath targets blond, slim...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘Simple Lies’ by David Baldacci

    “Simply Lies” is David Baldacci’s latest book. It is a psychological thriller set in Virginia about two women in a cat and mouse race to solve a murder and find a treasure stolen from an organized crime family.  Mickey Gibson is single mother of two and a former police detective. She...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Codebreaker’s Secret’ by Sara Ackerman

    “The Codebreaker’s Secret” has dual timelines. One takes place in the 1940s and the other in the 1960s. Isobel Cooper is a cryptanalyst during World War II. She works in Washington, D.C., trying to decipher encrypted Japanese messages. The job is tedious and stressful, but she enjoys the work....

    ‘Still Moments’: Local poet publishes collection of works

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Randy C. Hale, guest columnist of The Tribune’s “Poet's Corner" weekly feature, has published a collection of poems titled “Still Moments.” Hale's poems have won recognition in Alabama and abroad, and have been published in numerous poem anthologies and poetry magazines.  When...

    BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Boys from Biloxi’ by John Grisham

    Set in 1960s Biloxi, Mississippi, a town on the gulf coast known as the “Poor Man’s Riviera,” this novel revolves around 12-year-old boys Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco, best friends who played all-star baseball together. Both had dreams of making it to the big leagues. The boys grow apart as...

    Editorial: Summer recommended reading list

    Something magical happens when you first reach for a book. The possibilities become endless and worlds you knew nothing about become visible- fallen cities, lost loves, thrilling challenges around every corner. This summer, allow yourself to explore a book or two--whether it be to...

    She Reads: ‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides

    Let me begin this review by simply saying, y’all, I could not put this one down. This week, the book of choice has been “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides. This story is a subtle psychological thriller which will have readers convinced they have...

    She Reads: ‘One Step Behind’ by Lauren North

    Any time you open a new book, you are introduced to a world of endless possibilities. There are a thousand--no, a million different places that stories could take you. As local libraries begin to reopen at full capacity and access to hands-on literature becomes...

    She Reads: The Woman in the Window by: A.J. Finn

    When initially reaching for “The Woman in the Window”, I hoped sincerely to find a novel that would truly capture the magical essence of escape that only the best books provide. So, when I say I have never been less disappointed, I mean it....

    Book Review: ‘Wolf Pack’ (A Joe Pickett novel)

    “Wolf Pack” is a Joe Pickett novel, written by C.J. Box. This novel opened as a slower-paced, pleasant read, but suddenly took a surprising turn. At first, I was reading along, happily learning about Wyoming deer, moose and animals who live in the woods,...