Search Results: "Alice Greenway"


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THE BIRD SKINNER by Alice Greenway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"Sensitive and finely written."
A visit from a wartime companion's daughter stirs up unwelcome memories for an embittered ornithologist in this follow-up to Greenway's Los Angeles Times Book Award-winning debut White Ghost Girls (2006). Read full book review >

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WHITE GHOST GIRLS by Alice Greenway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Assured, sensuous and brilliantly colored."
An auspicious debut sensitively and impressionistically evokes adolescent turmoil in Vietnam War-era Hong Kong. Read full book review >

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FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT by H.D.S. Greenway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Frank, seasoned, expert observations on the folly of U.S. military intervention."
The life of a foreign correspondent who has reported from nearly 100 different countries. Read full book review >

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TWO'S COMPANY by Shirley Greenway
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Back matter includes scientific names and a paragraph of interesting facts about each animal. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
A book of collective nouns paired with full-color photographs from Oxford Scientific Films and brief lines of text for 13 animals. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 2012

"An atypical YA journey into South African culture, featuring rowdy, supernatural shenanigans."
In Greenway's young-adult debut, a South African student learns of rough times ahead from an evil native god, but the boy has powerful spirit-friends to help him. Read full book review >

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A TRUE PRINCESS OF HAWAI‘I by Beth Greenway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"Generosity, princesses, volcanoes, deities—maybe there's too much packed into this story. (bibliography) (Picture book. 6-8)"
History mixes with folklore in this story of the Mauna Loa volcano. Read full book review >

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GREEN ANGEL by Alice Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Hoffman's other 'crossover' novels have been criticized as heavy-handed; here she shows a more delicate touch. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In oblique response to the events of 9/11, Hoffman (Indigo, 2002, etc.) crafts this otherworldly tale of an orphan giving and receiving help in the wake of a massive disaster. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF NO RAIN by Alice Mead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2003

"The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work. (map, introduction) (Fiction. 8-12)"
The year 1999 in South Sudan was one of no rain and little mercy. Read full book review >

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I AM THE CAT by Alice Schertle
Released: March 1, 1999

"Children will rush to find cats, rabbits, mice, and T-rexes Buehner shows hiding in the rain puddles of a city street or the cracks of a broken headlight, posing as clouds or doubling as leaves in a field. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
PLB 0-688-13154-9 All aspects of the personality of a cat, no matter how maligned, are seen through a set of witty poems and pictures full of visual puns. Read full book review >

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LUCY AND LINH by Alice Pung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A bracing, enthralling gut-punch and an essential read for teens, teachers, and parents alike. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A teen finds that attendance and acceptance at an elite school are wildly different experiences. Read full book review >

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RADIO SILENCE by Alice Oseman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A smart, timely outing. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Two teens connect through a mysterious podcast in this sophomore effort by British author Oseman (Solitaire, 2015). Read full book review >