Search Results: "Andrew Marr"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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DELUSIONS OF LOVE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Made For You by Melissa Marr

Cover Story: Entomologist Engagement

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Southern Gentility and Psychopathy

Bonus Factor: Second Sight

Anti-Bonus Factor: Shaming

Relationship Status: Leave the Lights On

 

Cover Story: Entomologist Engagement

Although the bug on the cover is very pretty, if I were to open a velvet jewelry ...


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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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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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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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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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BITCH PLANET AND ANOTHER CASTLE - GRIMOIRE
by Ana Grilo

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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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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