Search Results: "Andrea Wesson"


BOOK REVIEW

ENCORE, OPERA CAT! by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Brava! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Alma is a cat with a talent and a dream: She can sing opera, and she wants to perform on stage just like her human, Madame SoSo. Read full book review >

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JACK QUACK by Lucy Nolan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Jack Quack is sure to take off. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The clumsy duckling overcomes his growing pains and gets the girl in this wonderfully silly story. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"That's what reading this is like.' (Fiction. 7-10)"
Evangeline Mudd is a lucky little girl: raised by primatologist parents in the fashion of the gentle and remarkable golden-haired apes, she grows up swinging from chandeliers, utterly and completely secure. Read full book review >

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EVANGELINA MUDD AND THE GREAT MINK ESCAPADE by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Original and fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Bored with her quiet life waiting for the birth of her new brother or sister, Evangeline yearns for a new adventure. Read full book review >

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A PET FOR MISS WRIGHT by Judy Young
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"The helpful hound is an endearing introduction to the role of an editor, though he really deserves a clever name of his own. (Perhaps in their next adventure…Mr. Basset Buys a Bookshop?) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miss Wright is a lonely writer, tapping away at her computer in her beachfront cabin. Read full book review >

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OPERA CAT by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Bravissima! (Picture book. 4-8)"
What's a diva to do? 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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I LOVE MY SMITH AND WESSON by David Bowker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

"Superior crime fiction: vivid, original, edgy, and constantly surprising."
Success can't disentangle a crime writer from his cool contract killer pal. 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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DARWIN'S FIRST THEORY by Rob Wesson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"A welcome addition to Darwin studies."
A geologist dives headfirst into an exploration of Charles Darwin and his work, demonstrating how he shares Darwin's "passion for understanding the earth and Homo Sapiens' place upon it." Read full book review >

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A SUGGESTION OF DEATH by Marianne Wesson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

"Wesson's prose style is both careful and pleasing, her heroine so likable that you'll forgive the walkabout. (Author tour)"
After a striking debut (Render up the Body, 1997), Wesson returns with a solid performance in which a mistreated young girl and a courageous lawyer battle for justice. Read full book review >

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RENDER UP THE BODY by Marianne Wesson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"For everyone else, though: an audacious, unsettling mixture of legal suspense and morality play. (Book-of- the-Month Club alternate selection)"
Newcomer Wesson, a prosecutor-turned-defense-attorney, melds Dead Man Walking with the legal thriller formula in her provocative debut. Read full book review >