Search Results: "Alexandra Ball"


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WHAT I LOST by Alexandra Ballard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Readers will root for the novel's likable main character and gain some understanding of the complexity of her illness at the same time. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles with anorexia in this debut. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS OF MOSSY FOREST by Alexandra Ball
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2013

"A serene and enjoyable way to hone fine-motor and observation skills. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A simple yet solid seek-and-find for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE by Donna Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2013

"An amusing, undemanding tale likely to warm readers' hearts."
The grand opening of a Virginia bed-and-breakfast is the setting for Ball's (High in Trial, 2013, etc.) latest novel full of comedy and sentiment. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Though copious with historical information—surprisingly relevant in light of current history—Ball (China Run, 2002, etc.) anchors it all in character. A winning combination."
Sweeping historical adventure culminates in the 16th-century Battle of Malta. Read full book review >

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'66 FRAMES by Gordon Ball
Released: April 1, 1999

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SERVING THE REICH by Philip Ball
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"How much did Nazism compromise its scientists? In this polished account, Ball finds that the jury is still out, even as the evidence mounts and the pursuit of firsthand records and documentary testimony continues."
An examination of the response of German scientists to the rise of the Third Reich and its interference with their work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2006

"Often slow going, but worth the effort."
The life and times of Philip Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, aka Paracelsus, the "father of modern medicine." Read full book review >

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THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

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MARSEILLE NOIR by Cédric Fabre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Just as Marseille is tailor-made for noir, this dark banquet is tailor-made for noir fans."
Gritty from east to west, Marseille is the perfect venue for the latest in Akashic's venerable Noir series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 1999

"Better as 'further reading' than as an accessible general introduction, Ball's biography nevertheless stands as an extension of Marshall's own dissents—a clarion call for conscience in future Supreme Court deliberations. (16 pages b&w photos)"
The second major Marshall biography in recent months (after Juan Williams's Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary, p. 1105) stresses the late civil rights giant and Supreme Court justice's legal career more than his larger-than-life personality. Read full book review >

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LAVA by Pamela Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"A probing tale of a woman scorned, Hawaiian-style, with a rich texturing of emotions, but also with historical (Captain Cook) and quasi-mythical (shark men) elements tacked on that are more affected than effective."
Passion, once cooled, undergoes irreversible changes—so runs the theme of Hawaii-born, Florida-based Ball's insightful if somewhat overextended debut. Read full book review >

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE SOLOMONS by Bethany Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Humor can't quite save this appealing novel that ends before it's fully begun."
An ambitious literary debut about an Israeli family and its oddball members. Read full book review >