Search Results: "Ann Kirschner"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Tragedy, adventure, romance and scholarly investigation come together like pioneers to a boomtown, with something for Earp worshipers and casual readers alike."
From the dusty trails of the Old West emerges the story that Wyatt Earp's wife never wanted told: her own. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A cold-eyed look at one woman's incredible journey through hell and back."
Restrained, well-handled chronicle, told primarily through letters among family members, of the five years spent by the author's mother in Nazi labor camps. Read full book review >

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MR. PARTICULAR by Jason Kirschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A particularly appropriate tale just right for a choosy crowd. (Graphic picture book. 4-7)"
A young superhero holds his team back due to his many aversions. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1995

"A minor tale of the Cold War, but well told."
An unusual biography cum investigation of an academic caught up in a Cold War controversy. Read full book review >

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WHAT UNITES US by Dan Rather
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A full-throated celebration of the national spirit and its potential to persevere in spite of dangers foreign and domestic."
One of the deans of the Fourth Estate defends the traditional American values he learned to cherish in childhood, now under threat in a tempestuous political and economic climate. Read full book review >

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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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THE PAGEMASTER by David Kirschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Entice readers with Anne Lindbergh's imaginative Travel Far, Pay No Fare (1992). (Fiction. 10-12)"
A phobic 10-year-old is trapped in a library of animated literary classics in this earnest, handsomely set out, but uninspired tale from Hanna-Barbera's CEO (creator of ``An American Tail'') and a staff writer. Read full book review >

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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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HOW TO DIE OF EMBARRASSMENT EVERY DAY by Ann Hodgman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 2011

"Rueful, funny and nostalgic, this will ring true to parents and grandparents and may be even more appealing to them than to a child readership—whose impression of the 1960s will be very different. (Memoir. 9-12)"
Hodgman looks back humorously at her 1960s childhood in the Rochester, N.Y., area, recalling incidents that pained her at the time or seem embarrassing in retrospect. Read full book review >

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FLYAWAY GIRL by Ann Grifalconi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, Grifalconi's imaginative approach makes for a striking, if not wholly effective, offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An artist with several fine books set in Africa to her credit (The Village of Round and Square Houses, 1986, Caldecott Honor) experiments with collages of photographic images (from the National Geographic and similar sources) of people, artifacts, etc., sometimes reversed or with their colors exaggerated, to create what she terms "magical realism." Read full book review >

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THE HERE AND NOW by Ann Brashares
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2014

"This quirky tale of love and time travel demands that readers totally suspend disbelief to enjoy some of the more contrived plot elements. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a stark departure, Brashares, of Traveling Pants fame, returns with a lightning-paced sci-fi time-travel romp that, much like a cinematic blockbuster, offers intrigue, romance and a healthy dose of implausibility. Read full book review >