Search Results: "Amanda Little"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Jargon-free and written with a fine eye for detail—one of the best books on America's energy crisis to emerge in recent years."
In her ambitious and highly readable first book, environmental journalist Little explains how the United States became addicted to fossil fuel-based energy and how we can break this addiction. 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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HOT IN JANUARY!
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’m writing from a very warm Orlando FL where I am attending a (non-book related) conference with my husband. Believe me when I say it feels surreal to be wandering around in shorts and sandals! I boarded the plane in Madison at 25 degrees with at least 4 inches of accumulated snow on the ground—and landed to a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WILLOW AND TWIG by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Emotionally absorbing, with a somewhat convenient ending, but satisfying all the same. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A sad and unfortunate situation of child abandonment and abuse is turned around in a consuming story that offers realism, hope, and psychological fortitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"An entertaining and enlightening book from a brainy, foul-mouthed and very funny tour guide."
A multiethnic cross-country trip with a smart and saucy pedant at the wheel. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAUGHTER by Elizabeth Little
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"This is breezy reading: nothing too deep or disturbing, and stronger on style than plot."
Agatha Christie meets Kim Kardashian in this sharp-edged, tart-tongued, escapist thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEEL TOES by Eddie Little
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2001

"You shouldn't like this stuff, but it's such a rush."
A young life of spectacular crime and drugs nearly leads to a life of writing—but merciful fate and powerful addictions intervene. Read full book review >

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GOOD HAIR by Benilde Little
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 1996

"Little's thematic reach exceeds her literary grasp by a mile, and her novel—part personal journalism, part sociological tract, part shopping guide for the socially mobile—intrigues but doesn't fulfill."
Former Essence magazine arts-and-entertainment editor Little offers an uneven first novel about a contemporary African-American relationship set among elite black professional circles in New York. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE by Eddie Little
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The stages of addiction have seldom been so vividly drawn. (Film rights to Miramax; author tour)"
A gutsy, fresh, and fierce drug novel, something like walking over broken glass barefoot, by first-novelist and former addict Little. Read full book review >

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DOG EARED by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Terrific—a dazzling combination of humorous, liquid writing and old-fashioned, tinted line drawings, certain to find a home with anyone who needs a shot of confidence-building. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Otis is a dog, but that doesn't mean he's immune to an insult hurled his way by a passing bully, a spike-collared boxer with a sneer on his mug. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Good idea, nicely developed; attractive book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This British artist's first book has two distinctions: striking torn-paper collages, handsomely set on royal blue or black and bordered in harmonious geometric designs, representing ``1/one whale,'' ``2/two tigers,'' and so on; and an inspired inclusion that relates to both her theme and an important number concept usually omitted from counting books: after ``10,'' a spread reading simply ``0...but no dodos''—and no picture, either. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Kimberley Griffiths Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The setup for a sequel doesn't entice. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
A Mesopotamian girl seeks love in the 18th century B.C. Read full book review >