Search Results: "Andrea Spalding"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Fantasy fans who prefer knowing what to expect will scoop this up and be eager for the next episode. (maps, afterword) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Four modern children find the second of four hidden talismans to bolster the magical forces of Light in this conventional but smoothly plotted import. Read full book review >

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ME AND MR. MAH by Andrea Spalding

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SOLOMON’S TREE by Andrea Spalding
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"They have collaborated on two other works; this is perhaps the most successful. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Many Cedar trees surround Solomon's house, but it's the maple tree that he climbs each day and it's the maple tree that hears his secrets and thoughts. Read full book review >

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SEAL SONG by Andrea Spalding
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Read aloud or alone, the storytelling and illustrations work well together, creating a memorable, satisfying whole. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Finn, a fisherman's son, befriends a seal who becomes his selkie friend until she gives up her human life to rescue him in a storm. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNALS OF SPALDING GRAY by Spalding Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2011

"A journey into a darkness too deep for hope to brighten."
The troubled ruminations of the celebrated actor and writer, entries that darken as they approach his death by suicide in 2004. Read full book review >

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THE SHADE OF ANDREA FOX by Jacob Terrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Moderately entertaining, high-stakes fantasy; first in a planned series."
In Terrell's first novel, high school student Andrea Jillian Fox's mysterious parentage and shadowy destiny threatens two worlds. Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 2012

"A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner."
Simpson (Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History, 2006, etc.) returns to the subject she knows best in her personal account of the 1956 wreck of the SS Andrea Doria off New England's coast en route to New York. Read full book review >

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THE PAPER WIFE by Linda Spalding
Released: April 15, 1996

"Unfortunately, though, she overshadows these elements with her hectic plot—one that in the end brings us no closer to understanding the characters she so nicely crafts."
Despite an intriguing start full of psychologically complex relationships and ambiguous connections, Spalding's second novel (after Daughters of Captain Cook, 1989) pales halfway through without ever regaining its initial vibrancy. Read full book review >

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101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Andrea, on Beginning Her Career by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A welcome adjunct to the wealth of how-to parenting literature."
An affectionate advice and how-to manual for an adult child. Read full book review >

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A DARK PLACE IN THE JUNGLE by Linda Spalding
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1999

"The picture here of Galdikas's activities is unremittingly distressing and raises serious questions to which she will have to respond."
Bad press for primatologist BirutÇ Galdikas and her work with the orangutans of Borneo, from novelist Spalding (The Paper Wife, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NEW GUY (AND OTHER SENIOR YEAR DISTRACTIONS) by Amy Spalding
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Far too little kissing. Far too much fussing. (Fiction. 13-16)"
For years, every minute in Jules McAllister-Morgan's day has been carefully scheduled and committed to a single cause: getting accepted at Brown University. Read full book review >

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THE PURCHASE by Linda Spalding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Too slow-paced and dark for the casual reader, but a serious, probing look at the interaction of character and environment during a seminal period in American history."
A displaced Pennsylvanian acquires a slave, with disastrous consequences, in Spalding's (Who Named the Knife, 2007, etc.) brooding latest. Read full book review >