CLE Reads: The Man from Primrose Lane by James Renner

A bit of blogkeeping: Monday’s the last day to enter my Silver Spoon Giveaway. Remember you can get extra entries for each day you tweet! It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that elicited an emotional reaction from me as strong as this month’s CLE Read. Given it’s a mystery novel,…

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CLE Reads: Damn Right I'm From Cleveland

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners! Between the usual stress of the holidays and what happened last week, I don’t think I’m alone in thinking we could all use a little laughter right now. So I figured I’d pick a book for my December CLE Read that…

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CLE Reads: Rust Belt Chic, Cleveland Anthology

Over the last few years, Cleveland has gotten its fair share of the national spotlight with publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Salon trying to define what makes Cleveland “cool” again. Some articles have credited a perceived Cleveland aesthetic, calling it “rust belt chic” – hijacking a phrase Joyce Brabner coined in the 90s to…

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CLE Reads: Les Roberts' Whiskey Island

A bit of a blog fail: We’re still in catch-up mode from Hurricane Sandy and one of the things that got pushed back was my October CLE Read originally scheduled for mid-week. Better late than never, though. For my second CLE Read, I picked Les Roberts’ Whiskey Island, a book…

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