Search Results: "Aaron Starmer"


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SPONTANEOUS by Aaron Starmer
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A blood-soaked, laugh-filled, tear-drenched, endlessly compelling read. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A small New Jersey town is rocked by a disastrous phenomenon. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"'Story is the important thing' in this consistently imaginative, intense, thoughtful, and satisfying finale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Alistair Cleary confronts the reality of his return home to Thessaly, New York, from the parallel world, Aquavania, and its impact on his family in this concluding volume of the Riverman Trilogy, narrated by his sister. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPER by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"A riveting, imaginative, disconcerting, inscrutable, unresolved sequel, guaranteed to leave readers anxious for the finale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this sequel to The Riverman (2014), 12-year-old Alistair Cleary travels to a parallel world searching for his missing friend, Fiona.Read full book review >

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THE RIVERMAN by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Lines between reality and fantasy blur in this powerful, disquieting tale of lost children, twisted friendship and the power of storytelling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When a classmate asks him to write her biography, 12-year-old Alistair Cleary never dreams the story will "change everything." Read full book review >

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THE ONLY ONES by Aaron Starmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Both literary and engaging, this is the kind of book readers will want to return to for new discoveries. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
One afternoon, nearly everyone in the world disappeared, leaving Martin Maple and a village of kids to try to survive long enough to find them again. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A better take on the same theme is The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy (2008), by Diane Stanley. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Five middle-school nerds discover that their DNA is being used to create a master race of students. Read full book review >

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HANK AARON by Peter Golenbock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pair this for the perfect spring story hour with Lesa Cline-Ransome's Satchel Paige (not reviewed) and Elisha Cooper's Ballpark (1998). (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The veteran sportswriter, whom readers will remember from his affecting story of Jackie Robinson and PeeWee Reese (Teammates, 1990), takes the real-life tale of baseball slugger Hank Aaron and fashions it into a fable of hope, endurance, and faith. Read full book review >

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AARON, APPROXIMATELY by Zachary Lazar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"A connect-the-dots first novel with a studied, self-conscious, sporadically vivid style."
A coming-of-age story that features a hero as ambivalent as the book's title—and the reader's response is likely to be just about equally so-so. Read full book review >

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AARON SPELLING by Aaron Spelling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Professionally done, with many enjoyable moments, but not quite an Emmy-winning performance. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From The Mod Squad to Dynasty to Melrose Place, the world's most prolific producer tells his story, anecdote by anecdote by anecdote. Read full book review >

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AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >

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AARON COPLAND by Howard Pollack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 1999

"Not only a success in its own right, but a valuable model of what biography can and probably should be."
A music historian's (Univ. of Houston) biography of the man who, despite sectarian assaults from the academy, is still regarded as America's greatest composer. Read full book review >

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AARON HENRY OF MISSISSIPPI by Minion K.C. Morrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2015

"A sometimes slow-moving but mostly enlightening book about a fearless man that readers should know better."
Morrison (Political Science and Public Administration/Mississippi State Univ.; African Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook, 2003) brings our belated attention to Aaron Henry (1922-1997), a man of immense talent devoted to establishing an integrated society.Read full book review >