Search Results: "Alexis Madrigal"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2011

"A well-told cautionary tale about the need for widespread renewable-energy production."
Eye-opening micro-histories about American energy past, with an eye to the future, from Atlantic senior editor and technology writer Madrigal. Read full book review >

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SLOW LORIS by Alexis Deacon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Pair this with Lynn Munsinger's Score One for the Sloths (2001) and learn to take it easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Slow Loris wasn't his real name but that was what everyone called him. A slow loris is just a type of animal. Read full book review >

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WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Alexis Deacon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 8, 2006

"No child will miss the answer as the girl cuddles her toys in the morning light. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Deacon's illustrations for this variation on the theme of toys that wake while a child sleeps are heartwarming and very nearly profound. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Alexis Deacon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 26, 2016

"Readers will give themselves over to the dreamlike, immersive narrative, trusting that Volume 2, A Game Without Rules will be along soon. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fifty souls of diverse race and gender gather to witness the passing of great chief Matarka, and one of them will be her successor—if that person can win the cruelly arbitrary contest governed by the sorceress Niope. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Colorful enthusiasm draped over a thorough treatment of Arctic exploration."
A boisterous survey of those answering the Siren call of the North Pole. Read full book review >

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FIFTEEN DOGS by André Alexis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"A clever exploration of our essence, communication, and how our societies are organized."
When is a dog not a dog? Two Greek gods bet on what would happen to 15 unsuspecting canines if they were granted human intelligence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A decidedly minor contribution to history, but an entertaining read all the same."
Move over, Anastasia: there's a new alive-after-death Romanov in town, and therein hangs a lively tale. Read full book review >

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CARPENTARIA by Alexis Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2009

"A latter-day epic that speaks, lyrically, to the realities and aspirations of aboriginal life."
A dreamlike novel from Australian aboriginal author Wright of a dreamtime interrupted as Australian native peoples meet industrial civilization. Read full book review >

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THE SWAN BOOK by Alexis Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Readers up to the challenge may enjoy puzzling through Wright's intricate, imperfectly explained mythology, while others may find the narrative obstacles thrown up along the way too much bother."
A severely damaged girl embodies the soul of the Australian continent in Wright's searing dystopian novel. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR GROUP by Alexis Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2016

"Hall (Waiting for the Flood, 2015, etc.) takes 10,000 geeky inside jokes and weaves them together with the challenges facing young people, whether they're nerdy or not, including game/life balance, understanding different kinds of friendship, and all the stops and starts of coming into yourself."
A young gamer meets the girl of his dreams in a massively multiplayer online game and is surprisingly OK with the discovery that the hot dark elf is a guy IRL. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN KEYS by André Alexis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A wry and reflective literary puzzle about family, love, honor, and adventure."
A smooth criminal is persuaded to investigate a complex riddle left as a strange inheritance to a junkie in Toronto. Read full book review >

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A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY by Alexis  Okeowo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Cleareyed, lyrical, observant, and compassionate—reportage at its finest."
Examining conflicts in four African countries through the eyes of those experiencing and trying to fight them. Read full book review >