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Work Shirts For Madmen by George Singleton

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 by Miss Laura

workshirtsformadmen.jpg When I asked Mr. Singleton to autograph a copy of this book for my friend, I said – “It’s for ‘Jayward’ like ‘Bayward’ only with a ‘J’ instead of a ‘B.” He laughed and I forgave him for the last time I had seen him (at a SIBA convention) when he commented that I looked hungover.

The truth is that Jayward is nothing like Bayward. Bayward is a well meaning drunk. Jayward is a well meaning librarian. Less lush, more shush. Or something.

The book was funny though, and George Singleton is my favorite local author. Of course, his closest competition was arrested as a child predator on the intranets last year so …




Book #37 Refuge by Dot Jackson

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 by Miss Laura

Can anyone explain to me why they would have use a photograph of a scene from the Rocky Mountains as the cover art for a book which takes place and romanticizes the Blue Ridge?

This was actually a fantastic novel until it came to the end which happened about 100 pages before the last page. That’s never a good sign.





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