Search Results: "Ann Chamberlin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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 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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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"With a recipe for spicy pancakes, information about local animals and village life in Kenya, some general facts and a map, this story will be a welcome addition to a school unit as well as traditional storytime. (Picture book. 6-8)"
There is a timeless quality to this contemporary story about a Kenyan boy and his mother stretching their food to feed all their friends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A slim book that takes readers on a mind-expanding journey."
A delightful, enlightening book that employs islands as jumping-off points for essays on a wide range of topics from A(nthropology) to Z(oology). Read full book review >

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LET'S NOT DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Show and Tell and Tell and Tell
Bonus Factors: Time Travel, The Future
Relationship Status: Hot and (Mostly) Cold

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future

I don’t even know ...


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HERE A TROPE, THERE A TROPE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: The Queen of Dark and Stormy Secrets

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factor: Dark Secret

Relationship Status: One Date Wonder

 

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

The cover is a nice callback to ...


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BETH ANN FENNELLY
by Rachel Sugar

Beth Ann Fennelly’s latest collection defies easy categorization. It is not poetry, though it is like poetry, and not essays, though it bears strong similarities, and it is likewise not fiction, though the pieces are as driven as short stories. “Micro-memoirs,” she calls them; flash-autobiography, prose snapshots as compressed as poems. Some a handful of pages, some ...


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