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Display Name: Andrea Pearson
About me: I'm an Associate Librarian Intermittent (sub) with Hennepin County Libraries. I work in the urban (formerly Minneapolis) and suburban libraries.
Reading Interests: I can't say no to a good-looking book. I read current and classic literature, thrillers, mysteries, chick lit, horror, and a variety of non-fiction.

Andrea Pearson's Book Lists
Baby, it's cold outside! (11 titles)
Cold weather tales of exploration and survival -- and sometimes not! These frigid tales appeal to me when our weather is bitterly cold.
Poets Laureate (7 titles)
We have a new Poet Laureate of the United States, Kay Ryan. Here are two of her books, along with works of some other Poets Laureate. For more information on Kay Ryan go to or for info about past Poets Laureate.Be sure to listen to Kay Ryan read her work.Unfortunately, since the list automatically formats in alpha order, "Ryan, Kay" is at the end of the list. Scroll down!
Investment Page-Turners (6 titles)
Dave Kansas penned this list of "Investment Page-Turners for the Summer," in his Wall Street Journal column that ran in the 6/29 Star Tribune. He suggests they would make good summer reading. I'll leave that up to you. Dave Kansas is the president of, a personal-finance web site. Link to the column online:
Sunday Paper 5/18/2008 (7 titles)
Books featured in Sunday's (5/18/08) paper.
Prom Night (11 titles)
Prom and drama go hand in hand.
Minnesota Books: personal favorites (9 titles)
A miscellaneous list of favorite books of, by, and about Minnesota and Minnesotans, in celebration of the sesquicentennial.
The Medium is the Message (10 titles)
How have our media affected us? Marshall McLuhan famously said, "the medium is the message." Do methods of communication actively shape society? Here are books looking at an historical range of media.

Andrea Pearson's Comments    
Cover ArtThe remains of the day
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Literary and accessible. Strongly recommended!   posted Sep 27, 2009 at 6:15PM

Cover ArtThe help
by Stockett, Kathryn.
Highly recommended. Wonderful voice. New York Times best-seller.   posted Sep 27, 2009 at 6:12PM

Cover ArtMiracle in the Andes : 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home
by Parrado, Nando, 1949-
A personal account of the Andean plane crash chronicled in the book and movie "Alive."   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 11:10AM

Cover ArtThe long winter
by Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957
The toll of a long, snow-bound winter on the Ingalls family, when snow blocked the trains bringing food.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 11:02AM

Cover ArtComing back alive : the true story of the most harrowing search and rescue missi
by Walker, Spike
The Alaskan Coast Guard's most famous rescue, in high seas and bitter cold.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 11:00AM

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