Search Results: "Anna Kavan"


BOOK REVIEW

MERCURY by Anna Kavan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 1995

"Exquisite, lapidary prose brilliantly illuminates the eerie land that lurks deep within the mind, waiting to surprise and torment."
Posthumous novel from an English writer noted for the influence of drug-taking on her work (Sleep Has His House, 1980, etc.), an extended dream-turned-nightmare detailing obsessive relationships. Read full book review >

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ICE by Anna Kavan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A gripping and uniquely strange work of science fiction."
This 50th-anniversary edition of a novel about a surreal pursuit through an apocalyptic world should bring new attention to Kavan (1901-1968; Who Are You, 1963, etc.), a writer of intense imagination. Read full book review >

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A STRANGER STILL by Anna Kavan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 1996

"Chilling but intriguing."
A first US appearance for a novel of acutely detailed alienation and despairing acceptance, first published in 1935 in Britain under the pseudonym Helen Ferguson. Read full book review >

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LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Cover Story: Play Set
BFF Charm: Third Wheel
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Otherworldly
Trigger Warning: Abuse
Bonus Factors: LGTBQ Characters, Multicultural Magic
Anti-Bonus Factor: Abuse
Relationship Status: Happily Ever After

Cover Story: Play Set

This cover is cute, and features important elements of the story, but it ...


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LOVE BLOOMS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Cover Story: How Does Your Garden Grow

BFF Charm: Sixth Wheel

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Magical

Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Latinx Culture

Relationship Status: Forever and Ever

Cover Story: How Does Your Garden Grow

 

This is a book about girls and flowers. This cover is wholly appropriate.

But I do ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LLAMA LLAMA GRAM AND GRANDPA by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"For longtime fans and new readers of the beloved Llama Llama series alike, this won't disappoint. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Llama Llama reaches another childhood milestone—his first sleepover. Read full book review >

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A TOWER OF GIRAFFES by Anna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"This brief, exquisite overview may well have readers wishing for a sequel—or consulting reference books to find out more collective nouns. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
From a gaggle of geese to an ostentation of peacocks, a gathering of collective nouns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGATHA by Anna Pignataro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Though it's certainly well-meaning, it lacks the wit that brings such schoolroom dramas as Kevin Henkes' and Peter McCarty's alive. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals of all sorts, Agatha stands out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LLAMA LLAMA HOME WITH MAMA by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A worthy addition to the Llama collection, just right for readers' own sick days. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proving once again that she understands the preschool set, Dewdney shows what life is like when first Llama Llama and then Mama get sick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL SPELLS by Anna Alter
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 2009

"Quiet and unassuming, this sympathetic testament to friendship is a great addition to a child's shelf. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This winsome tale demonstrates the value of friendship during the trials and travails of life. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY GLORIA by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Bound to be a read-aloud favorite. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A disgruntled bulldog provides fodder for a seriously funny tale from Dewdney. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE YOU END by Anna Pellicioli
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2015

"Intriguing but frustratingly uneven. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Reeling from heartbreak on a school field trip, Miriam deliberately pushes a valuable sculpture to the ground, and another girl sees her do it. Read full book review >