Search Results: "Anna Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNA by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1991

"To Be Continued'' quality, making for less than truly satisfying fiction."
In a first US publication, veteran British writer Harrod- Eagles (20 previous novels) brings her not-inconsiderable skills to a grand-scale, if curiously lackluster, romance set against the complex political backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Michael Derechin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A compassionate portrait of a doctor's quest to make a difference."
In this novel set in 1973, a cancer doctor, who's struggling with feelings of futility, reluctantly agrees to treat an 11-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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ANNA by William Loizeaux
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"On behalf of his daughter, Loizeaux shares his sorrow with heartbreaking honesty."
An eloquent, extraordinarily painful memoir of a father's loss of his baby daughter. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Meghan Riley
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The protagonist mooning over boys sometimes overwhelms the engaging, unique sci-fi elements."
A teenage girl emerges from wallflower status only to be plagued by unexplained phenomena in this young-adult romance novel. Read full book review >

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SPY! by Anna Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Somewhat bland and idealized in the historical detail, the ethical dilemmas involved are nevertheless crisply conveyed, as is Jonah's admiration for his hero. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's tough to provide any suspense in a story about Nathan Hale, whose hanging for being a spy is so well known, so Myers invents a young student of Hale's from his Connecticut classroom to carry readers' interest. Read full book review >

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TULSA BURNING by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Descriptions are poetic and vivid; the narrative voice is deep and soulful. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
This short, moving work is about family, poverty, love, hate—and introspection. Read full book review >

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STOLEN BY THE SEA by Anna Myers
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Sherry Garland's Silent Storm (1993) is a more compelling fictional account of the hurricane. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this oddly distant disaster tale, two young people from opposite sides of the socioeconomic tracks are caught in the devastating Galveston Hurricane of 1900. Read full book review >

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FIRE IN THE HILLS by Anna Myers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 1996

"Not since Red-Dirt Jessie (1992) has the author written so compellingly of a young person determined to beat the odds. (Fiction. 12+)"
After the death of her mother, Hallie, 16, is left to care for the house and seven siblings, including the newborn, Pearly. Read full book review >

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TIME OF THE WITCHES by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Nevertheless, it's a moodily readable take on a story that continues to fascinate. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Myers overlays a melancholy love story on top of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S CHAIR by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Though some twists, such as Robin's pursuit of hunky student Kash Edge while still supposedly in charge, aren't all that funny, her chatty narrative and sometimes-misplaced self-confidence keep the tone light. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In a distinct change of pace, Myers turns in a screwball comedy. Read full book review >

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HOGGEE by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Howard's a nice young man and well-drawn, and the time and place are well-evoked. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Fourteen-year-old Howard Gardner is a hoggee, a boy who drives the mules that pull boats along the Erie Canal in the 1830s. Read full book review >

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ETHAN BETWEEN US by Anna Myers
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will only wish the discussion, curtailed abruptly when Ethan heroically attempts to save a retarded girl in a fire, could have been brought to a more prosaic, less explosive, ending. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Myers (The Keeping Room, 1997, etc.) returns to the red-dirt section of Oklahoma, exploring the line between inspiration and madness. Read full book review >