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Random Review is a deep exploration of a selected book by a reviewer with expertise on the topic or theme of that book. Sometimes reviewers cover a classic, series, genre, or author, but usually they cover a specific title. Whether you have read the selection or not, you will love Random Review!
The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library have coordinated this popular series for the past 30 years, with five Friends members taking turns as chair/co-chair: Connie Foulke, Lois Malango, Cheryl Maze, Debra Goldenberg, and Connie Georgiou. Library staff will be the program coordinators starting in September 2022, and we wanted to celebrate the history of this amazing series by asking the former Random Review coordinators a few questions. Click here for the full interview.
September 14: 1984 by George Orwell
Reviewer: John Larison
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December 14: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Reviewer: Kate Hope Day
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March 8: The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis
Reviewer: Bruce Thomson and Charlie Fautin
June 14: Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
Reviewer: David Grube and Gary DeLander