Search Results: "Ann Chamberlin"


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CHOOSERS OF THE SLAIN by Ann Chamberlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2014

"An action-packed but troubled weaving of historical fiction and fantasy that labors under the burdens of the points it tries to make."
Chamberlin's (The Sword and the Well, 2014, etc.) first book in a new historical series follows a warrior woman's search for honor and identity. Read full book review >

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The Sword of God by Ann Chamberlin
Released: Oct. 3, 2012

"An intriguing but often tough trek through another place and time."
Muslims contend with pagans in this historical novel of ancient Arabia. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Persuasive fantasy elements are seamlessly integrated into a richly detailed historical backdrop: a compelling series opener."
First historical fantasy from Chamberlin (The Sultan's Daughter, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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The Book of Wizzy by Ann Chamberlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2016

"A thrilling religious murder mystery that affirms conservative LDS values."
Chamberlin (The Valkyries Book 1: Choosers of the Slain, 2014, etc.) departs from her usual historical fiction to offer a twin tale of murder and the Mormon faith set at a Utah ski resort. Read full book review >

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The Sword and the Well by Ann Chamberlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"At times lyrical, at times puzzling and frustratingly opaque, and at times as dry as desert dust, this novel is nevertheless worth the trek for those interested in Middle Eastern history."
Chamberlin (The Sword of God, 2012, etc.) delivers the last volume in her trilogy of historical novels tracking the tumultuous lives of three main characters and a cast of thousands as Muhammad's folowers spread his religion before and after his death. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN AT THE WELL by Ann Chamberlin
Released: July 31, 2011

"Impeccable research and haunting, poetic language create a lush tale to be lingered over and savored."
Chamberlin (Gloria, 2005, etc.) breathes life into the ancient Arabic world in this epic historical novel of one girl's tumultuous search to discover her past. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Superior blend of gutsy action and dreamy magic in a well-wrought, darkly sinister medieval setting."
Chamberlin's provocative, 15th-century fantasy series continues, with just enough sex, sorcery, and brutally realistic swordplay for the young Jehannette d' Arc to emerge as the powerful culmination of all three. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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ANN TENNA by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Zany with a touch of uplifting. You will be measurably hipper after reading it."
A high-spirited graphic novel skewers the Twitterati. Read full book review >

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SALLY ANN THUNDER ANN WHIRLWIND CROCKETT by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The straight-faced recounting of these far-fetched adventures is paced perfectly for a read-aloud; readers will yearn for Kellogg (who includes a careful source note) to hatch still more eggs from his storytelling basket. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A perennial favorite follows Kellogg's other tall tales (Mike Fink, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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KEISHA ANN CAN! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"One caveat: Readers of a certain generation may find themselves reading aloud to the rhythm of the 'Candy Man' song. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With jaunty rhymes and a spunky heroine brimming with a go-to attitude, Kirk's sprightly tale encourages readers to let their inner star shine. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN IN AUTUMN by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Agreeable entertainment until the ridiculous denouement."
Maupin continues his popular Tales of the City saga (Michael Tolliver Lives, 2007, etc.) with the return to San Francisco of Mary Ann Singleton after 20 years in the cushy Connecticut suburbs. Read full book review >