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Author: erinthelibrarian

Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone is the Oscar nominated drama based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell. The story follows a teenage girl named Ree in the search for her missing father. Ree and her family live in a remote part of the Ozarks, surrounded by a tight-knit community of meth cookers and dealers. Ree’s father has offered… View more

Cutie Pies by Dani Cone

The title tells it all in this fabulous cookbook:  single serving, yummy looking pie.    The book begins with interchangeable versions of pie crust, and then takes on the fillers and toppings.  You can bake your treats in piejars (mini mason jars) or create cutie pies, petits or piepops.  Fillings from apple-cheddar-rosemary to berry black bottom… View more

Cedar Rapids

We all heard about the movie Cedar Rapids when it appeared in theaters in February, 2011.  But I, for one, didn’t make the time to see it until recently.  I’m glad I finally decided to sit down and watch it. Ed Helms stars as naïve, idealistic insurance agent Tim Lippe, who is sent to a… View more

The Hunter by John Lescroart

 The Hunter is another great standalone thriller by John Lescroart. One of Lescroart’s dynamic, recurring characters, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt, stars in a very private story about family and identity. The Hunter begins with Hunt receiving a cryptic text about the biological parents who abandoned him: “How did ur mother die?”  We quickly… View more