Search Results: "Amanda Brooke"


BOOK REVIEW

YESTERDAY'S SUN by Amanda Brooke
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The innovative, quirky plot and author's old-fashioned overwrought style will appeal to some readers, but others will find the syrupy prose overwhelming and wish the book had been subjected to a more strenuous edit."
Brooke's novel, set in the countryside near London, captures the heartbreaking dilemma of a woman who must choose between saving her own life and that of her unborn child. Read full book review >

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SIDESHOW JOB
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Cheap Thrill Seekers, Vendors and the Dealers
Bonus Factors: Traveling Carnival, Mysterious Loner Dude, Diversity
Relationship Status: Lurking in the Shadows

 

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt

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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDONE by Brooke Taylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not an essential purchase. (Fiction. YA)"
Secret online gamer Serena Moore is devastated when her bad-girl best friend Kori dies in a car accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CIRCUS OF THE EARTH AND THE AIR by Brooke Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Loosely hinged, this is more a surreal one-man adventure than a story of abiding love: despite promising moments, it lacks the sustaining power to make it memorable."
A circus vanishing act that abruptly terminates a marriage sets the stage for this tale of a lover's quest: a brooding, violent first novel from ex-tiger groom Stevens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORAL MINORITY by Brooke Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Because the author blasts George W. Bush and others who, in her view, wish to introduce more religion into government, Allen's work—substantial and scholarly as it is—will appeal principally to those with more moderate or liberal religious and political views."
As men of the Enlightenment, the Founding Fathers were not conventionally religious; they did not want the United States to be a "Christian nation." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A well-balanced narrative of varied humanity, captured in their simultaneously glorious and worrisome diversity."
An in-depth narrative of social science by a journalist immersed in an unusual Brooklyn high school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2004

"Bold criticism from a knowledgeable, bright writer who would rather declare than question, speculate, or wonder."
A collection of previous published essays/reviews about writers ranging from Samuel Pepys to Sinclair Lewis and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UPGRADING by Simon Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Overlong, windy nonsense."
Handsome and dissolute young Brit seeks Sugar Mommy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAME OF THE RIDER by Michael Brooke
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An entertaining tale of an off-kilter mind coping with shady surroundings, told with literary flair."
Creeping schizophrenia takes the reins of a young doctor's mind in this subtle psychological mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST & FOUND by Brooke Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Borderline cutesy, but ultimately powerful exploration of grief from a skillful and original new voice."
An abandoned child, a nursing home escapee, and an angry, elderly shut-in make for a unique team in Davis' whimsical and touching debut. Read full book review >