Search Results: "Andrew Marr"


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HEAD OF STATE by Andrew Marr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Witty. Imaginative. Irreverent."
Now that the Scottish independence brouhaha has been settled, the question of the U.K.'s European Union membership is next on the agenda. Marr's (The Real Elizabeth, 2011, etc.) wickedly funny first novel, set in 2017, takes up the battle.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A perceptive history of the British monarchy under the management of the current Queen—just not the 'intimate' one promised by the title."
A title that sets an impossible standard, with predictable results. Read full book review >

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CREATURES WE DREAM OF KNOWING by Andrew Marr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"Fans of the fantastic, the quirky and the diversity of nature will find new ideas to relish and ponder."
Marr's debut is a collection of emotional, imaginative stories written from a spiritual viewpoint. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2007

"A welcome resource for better understanding Benedict."
A unique introduction to St. Benedict's Rule for monks via René Girard's views on human nature. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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BITCH PLANET AND ANOTHER CASTLE - GRIMOIRE

I recently read two trades that on the surface, could not be more different but which underneath present similar arcs of feminist liberation.

Bitch Planet: President Bitch is the second volume in the ongoing dystopian science fiction saga written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrated by Valentine De Landro. The series is set in a futurist world where the Patriarchy ...


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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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THE ARRIVALS by Melissa Marr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Marr creates an absorbing world that draws in readers, but the ending feels rushed and tacked onto what is otherwise an engrossing tale."
In this novel, Marr's alternative universe is the Wastelands, a place inhabitants believe is probably somewhere between life and death, where the forces of good are rapidly losing their struggle against the forces of evil. Read full book review >

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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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MADE FOR YOU by Melissa Marr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"This riveting whodunit delivers a bouquet of teen romance, paranormal and thriller. (Paranormal thriller/romance. 15-20)"
In a small backwater town where social standing is everything, 17-year-old Eva discovers being the favorite can be terrifying. Read full book review >

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SHARDS AND ASHES by Melissa Marr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Perhaps most appealing as a sampler for genre neophytes. (Post-apocalyptic/short stories. 13 & up)"
An eclectic assortment of terrible futures. Read full book review >