Search Results: "Alison Sinclair"


BOOK REVIEW

UPTON SINCLAIR by Lauren Coodley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A thoroughly engaging monograph."
Coodley (California: A Multicultural Documentary History, 2008, etc.) claims that Sinclair (1878-1968)—social justice advocate, California gubernatorial candidate and author of the classic The Jungle—deserves to be viewed through a feminist lens. Read full book review >

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SHADOWBORN by Alison Sinclair
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 7, 2011

"Conceptually satisfying and thoroughly absorbing, if overpopulated and sometimes overwhelming."
Final installment of Sinclair's romantic daylight vs. darkness fantasy trilogy, following Lightborn (2010). Read full book review >

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ALISON, WHO WENT AWAY by Vivian Vande Velde
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2001

"The denouement, which comes in a seriocomic run to a funeral parlor the night of the eighth-grade dance, feels a little forced, but the unfolding of Susan's family's anguish is done at just the right pace, with each shard of emotion placed precisely. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Susan—who now wants people to call her Sibyl—is 14 and fiercely angry. Read full book review >

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RADICAL INNOCENT: UPTON SINCLAIR by Anthony Arthur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2006

"An immensely readable biography."
Lively, unsparing look at the turn-of-the-century muckraker, social critic and novelist who changed the way America did business. Read full book review >

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THE ALISON RULES by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Several cuts above the standard teen-weepie. (Fiction. YA)"
The Alison Rules are never specifically codified as such, but they are all based on one organizing premise: to keep Alison from moving beyond her mother's death from cancer the previous summer. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 7, 1962

"This protest of life, at 83, telling many generations that Upton Sinclair is still among us, will be read more deeply than it was written."
This is Upton Sinclair's protest to the world signifying that he is still very much alive. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

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ALISON DARE: THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious concept in need of some polish. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
An extremely promising premise disappoints with its flat, awkward construction. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 7, 2007

"A middling morality tale. (Picture book. 4-8.)"
A teddy bear teaches his friends about the importance of diversity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2012

"Loquacious, raving and madly provocative."
The nimble London-based author offers a loose-limbed set of disgruntled observations on the massively disruptive development that became the 2012 Olympic Village. Read full book review >