Search Results: "Amy S. Kwei"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"An engaging family saga by a talented storyteller."
This saga about a Chinese family is YA-novelist Kwei's first for adults. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Under the Red Moon by Amy S. Kwei
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An absorbing exploration of mid-20th-century China through the story of a fractured family.
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Kwei (A Concubine for the Family, 2012, etc.) chronicles a Chinese family through exile, homecoming, and Maoism in this historical novel.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A well-rendered, muscular history of a war whose ramifications are still being carefully calibrated."
A condensed new study of the Mexican-American war portrays America's terrible loss of innocence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH BY HIS GRACE by Kwei Quartey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The most conventional of the Ghanaian Chief Inspector's five mysteries but the most personally shocking in every imaginable way for the hard-pressed hero."
If his fourth case (Gold of Our Fathers, 2016) took him far from his base in Accra, Chief Inspector Darko Dawson's fifth strikes entirely too close to home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLD OF OUR FATHERS by Kwei Quartey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Despite some serious problems with pacing—successive mysteries and solutions seem to pop up and recede at the author's whim—Quartey presents tonic news for Americans who assume that Europeans were the most calamitous force ever to strike Ghana."
Darko Dawson (Murder at Cape Three Points, 2014, etc.) is seconded to Obuasi, far from his home base in Accra, just in time to catch a particularly brutal murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Throughout, Oscar keeps his head and stops to smell the roses, even when their thorns could prove prickly—an important subtle message about problem solving and the power of a positive attitude. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small sock monkey tackles the big city in an attempt to save the day in this husband-and-wife collaboration. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE STREET by Kwei Quartey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2011

"Not the most compelling serial killer you've ever met, or the best-wrought procedural. As in Wife of the Gods (2009), the real star is Accra, which the killer aptly describes as 'the perfect place for a murder.'"
Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, of the Ghana Police Service, hunts for a killer who preys on the most vulnerable of all his countrymen: teenagers who live on the streets of Accra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIMBO'S MARBLE by Amy Herrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"An old-fashioned Disney-style confection. (Young reader/Picture book. 6-9)"
In a kingdom where the palace looks like a sculpture of candy and pink ice cream, Princess Kimbo learns to value her little brother by saving him from a froglike troll. Read full book review >

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WIFE OF THE GODS by Kwei Quartey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2009

"Quartey's approach to detective work is less charming and more sociological than McCall Smith's, his setting more rural and susceptible to the ways of magicians. There's plenty of room for them both, and the newcomer is most welcome."
Move over Alexander McCall Smith. Ghana has joined Botswana on the map of mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER AT CAPE THREE POINTS by Kwei Quartey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"The windup may not be as satisfying as the complications, but Quartey (Death at the Voyager Hotel, 2013, etc.) lays out what feel like endless possibilities with exemplary patience and clarity, unveiling world beneath world in Dawson's Ghana."
In Ghana, Accra DI Darko Dawson's third case—the murder of an oil executive and his equally prominent wife—is his biggest and most ambitious yet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUGS AND BUGSICLES by Amy S.  Hansen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2010

"A splendid addition to the science shelf. (additional reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Cold winter weather challenges animals. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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