Search Results: "Adele Milch"


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THE INVESTIGATION by Adele Milch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1974

"A compelling and disturbing book, closer to Kafka than the police precinct house."
The Polish science fiction writer has taken the format of the procedural police mystery and turned it into a metaphysical puzzler of considerable power. Read full book review >

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WHEN MY BABY DREAMS by Adele Enersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Not the first book for adults to masquerade as a children's book, but one of the more interesting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book inspired by Enersen's popular blog, which features artistic and whimsical photographs of her daughter, Mila. Read full book review >

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WHERE I WANT TO BE by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Griffin masterfully weaves the deceased Jane's past and ghostly present into the story, as the line between imagination and reality, life and death, blurs for characters and readers alike in this powerful story. (Fiction. YA)"
Eighteen-year-old Jane Culvert is a passionate young woman with a knack for making everything seem magical. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GREEN GOOSE by Adele Sansone
Released: April 1, 1999

"Whimsical illustrations capture the gamut of emotions and the last spread could serve as an advertisement for contentment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1072-9 The Little Green Goose ($15.95, PLB $15.88; Apr.; 32 pp.; 0-7358-1071-0, PLB 0-7358-1072-9): Single fatherhood gets a boost in this identity tale of a goose who yearns for a child. Read full book review >

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DIVE by Adele Griffin
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Thoughtful readers will appreciate his insight, enjoy the ringside seat as restrained, rational Lyle meets Mallory, a flamboyant, take-charge TV personality, and come to understand both the dangers and the appeal of Dustin's choices. (Fiction. 11-13)"
PLB 0-7868-2389-5 From Griffin (The Other Shepards, 1998, etc.), a poignant, perceptive tale of a teenager on a self-destructive spiral, seen through the eyes of his younger, more grounded stepbrother. Read full book review >

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AMANDINE by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Beautifully told and emotionally honest. (Fiction. YA)"
A charismatic, dangerous girl with a flair for drama first attracts and then repels both protagonist and reader in this disquieting story. Read full book review >

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SPLIT JUST RIGHT by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Some comic twists also lighten the load, as does an upbeat ending and Danny and Susan's emergence from the crisis even closer than they were before. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A teenager learns some unpleasant truths about her parents in this deceptively light-toned portrait of a two-member family. Read full book review >

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RAINY SEASON by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Griffin's first novel for young readers will leave them sober and thoughtful. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Set against a vivid picture of life in the Panama Canal Zone during the Carter Administration, this tale of a deceptively healthy military family trying to deny past tragedy has a theatrical flavor. Read full book review >

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LUST FOR LIFE by Adele Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Throw in all the right ingredients—fashion, sex and female empowerment—blend, and out comes this frothy, enjoyable read."
Two sisters, one prim and proper, the other hip and artsy, lose and find love, and have a few epiphanies as to what makes a healthy relationship in 21st-century London. Read full book review >

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RACING HOME by Adele Dueck
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"This tale draws its grace from the fine, detailed portrait of immigrants making their way in a new world. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A deliberate look at Norwegian immigrants on the Canadian prairie recalls Sarah, Plain and Tall for a slightly older audience. Read full book review >

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MY ALMOST EPIC SUMMER by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"These e-mails throw Irene's character off balance and disrupt the plot's otherwise smooth and believable flow. (Fiction. YA)"
The clear, but occasionally unrealistic teenage voice of Irene Morse, a spunky, intelligent and sometimes melodramatic heroine, recounts the summer leading into her freshman year. Read full book review >

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SONS OF LIBERTY by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It will make readers wince in discomfort, and long to know how it all turned out. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A knot-in-the-stomach of a good book, as true and real as any this year: Griffin (Split Just Right, p. 555, etc.), in her disturbing portraits of adults as authoritative, abusive, and ineffectual parents, casts a dark shadow over the story of two teenage brothers leaving the safety of childhood. Read full book review >