Search Results: "Sourcebooks"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT NIGHT BOOK by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Don't be fooled by the hype: For a much better treatment of 'personalization,' check out Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App! (2011). (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A superficial, lackluster adaptation of Richmond's 2010 traditional book. Read full book review >

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ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN by Marie Harte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Harte pens a sizzlingly sexy romance that is both playful and meaningful, exploring real and metaphorical masks, perception, and reality."
Sadie meets a hot devil at a Halloween party and enjoys what's supposed to be an anonymous hookup, but when she meets him in real life and discovers that she likes him, they step warily into a relationship even as reality TV chaos swirls around them. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL SHIPWRECKS by Kelly Grey  Carlisle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A turbulent childhood is accurately rendered in this gritty, raw memoir of Carlisle's family and her search for the truth about her mother's death."
Carlisle (Writing/Trinity Univ.) chronicles her quest to know the mother who died when the author was 3 weeks old. Read full book review >

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LORD SEBASTIAN'S SECRET by Jane Ashford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A busy and steamy romance where the conflict is a bit manufactured but the love is not."
They're perfect for each other—but their families aren't. Read full book review >

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BREATH OF FIRE by Amanda Bouchet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Simply brilliant."
Cat and Griffin continue their quest to bring just leadership to the three realms but must navigate hostile landscapes, magical creatures, and even a gladiator-style to-the-death battle before they can overcome the malevolent ruler of Tarva to unite it with Sinta. Read full book review >

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FASHION IS FREEDOM by Tala Raassi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A rare book equally likely to appeal to fans of Project Runway and students of contemporary Middle Eastern cultural history."
Fashion designer Raassi looks back on her years growing up in Tehran and her attempts to grow a business in the United States. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN PLATE by Libby H. O'Connell
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"O'Connell is a perky companion for this buffet of historical snacks."
History Channel and A&E Networks chief historian O'Connell uses food to chronicle the history of the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"Lightweight, footloose good fun."
A peripatetic Australian's account of how a flamenco dancing hobby led to high adventures in music, food and love in Spain. Read full book review >

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PARIS LETTERS by Janice MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A romantic romp from Santa Monica to Paris with loads of advice on how to live minimally and take risks in life and love."
The story of an advertising copywriter in California who found love in Paris and turned letter writing into art. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Less a revelatory exploration of policy gone wrong than a heartfelt call to action, Owens' account of a lower-income school does not tread surprising ground for readers familiar with the topic. Still, he offers a worthy perspective on the need to change the ways in which teachers are viewed and concludes with useful suggestions to get started."
A publishing professional's account of his detour teaching in a Bronx public high school and of the scapegoating he experienced at the hands of its administrator. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"College humor is supposed to be a little lowbrow, but Kester is stuck in a mode of repetitive and ultimately tiring gags."
In which the author copes with attending the world's most demanding institution of higher learning by reducing it to middle-school jokes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2012

"An emotional and enlightening reading experience."
Heartrending collection of women's life stories culled from the BBC radio show "Afghan Woman's Hour." Read full book review >