Search Results: "Alicia Wright Brewster"


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ECHO by Alicia Wright Brewster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2013

"This world has depth, mirroring the memorable characters who populate it. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Proving character-driven science fiction is not an oxymoron, Ashara Vinn pulls readers into her world on page one and never lets go. Read full book review >

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RABBIT INN by Patience Brewster
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"The text's amiable spirit of cooperation and anticipation is beautifully extended in the illustrations; these rabbits, with their expressive, elongated ears, are captivating, while every detail of their domestic arrangements contributes to the theme of welcome and nurture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pandora Lapinandro begins a monumental list of tasks that must be done before the arrival of mysterious, important guests. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A sturdy, instructive, well-written book."
What a difference half a year makes—in this instance, in transforming Abraham Lincoln's conduct of the Civil War into a war not just to preserve the Union, but to free the enslaved as well. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2012

"Though overly concerned with the minutia of Edwardian society, Brewster delivers a welcome, interesting addition to Titanic-related literature."
In time for the centennial commemoration of the sinking of the Titanic, a close look at the lives of the ship's most privileged passengers. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA'S ALBUM by Hugh Brewster
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Although an epilogue discussing an impostor's claiming to be Anastasia detracts from the focus, this is a story of a close, happy family that does not foretell their violent end. (full-color and b&w photos, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7+)"
The execution of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family in 1918 has long been shrouded in mystery: ``For more than eighty years, the diaries, letters, and photo albums of the tsar's family were kept a secret.'' Now they are displayed in the State Archives in Moscow. Read full book review >

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MEAN WOMAN by Alicia Borinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"Challenging."
Debut fiction (first published in 1989 in Argentina) that evokes recent Argentinean history and offers occasionally obscure set-pieces of magic realism with a feminist angle. Read full book review >

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SECRET CHAMBERS by Alicia Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2013

"A pleasingly confident historical adventure story that engagingly shows one man's emotional journey."
A historical mystery novel set in belle epoque New York. Read full book review >

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MUSICIANS AND WATCHMAKERS by Alicia Steimberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A delightful book."
Musicians And Waitchmakers ($13.95 paperback original; Aug.; 128 pp.; 0-935480-96-X): This episodic autobiographical novel, first published in 1971, describes in deliciously wry comic accents the experiences of an Argentinian Jewish girl (named "Alicia Steimberg") growing up in Buenos Aires in the 1940s. Read full book review >

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TOWELHEAD by Alicia Erian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Storyteller Erian (The Brutal Language of Love, 2001) creates a hypnotic effect through her characters' repetitive dumbness—in a first novel that's annoying and memorable."
A tedious, fairly moronic take on the pubescent hormone surge, told by a 13-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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DARK SIDE OF VALOR by Alicia Singleton
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"By no means perfect the book is an enjoyable tale that is well worth a few hours of the reader's time."
A well-paced novel of suspense that veers into romance and ends like a thriller. Read full book review >

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SIMPLY FROM SCRATCH by Alicia Bessette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2010

"Quietly charming, with a dash of romance."
In this nicely wrought debut, a young widow emerges from her grief thanks to the intrusion of a nine-year-old neighbor and an unwinnable cooking contest. Read full book review >

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PEEWEE AND PLUSH by Johanna Hurwitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"It's one of friendship, love, and working together that will warm all but the most jaded of hearts. (Fiction. 8-11)"
PeeWee, the intrepid guinea pig, is back and now he has a mate. Read full book review >