Search Results: "Anna Wray"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS BELONGS TO ME by Anna Wray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"All in all, nifty stuff for the artistically inclined. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Snazzy! Funky! Cool stuff, not boring! Somehow the vocabulary seems a little dated, but the idea is fairly neat: making stencils, collages and other items to personalize backpacks, tabletops, jeans and even your skin (jagua or henna tattoos). Read full book review >

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CANAAN’S TONGUE by John Wray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Wray is the real thing, and Canaan's Tongue is itself a masterpiece."
A plot to resell escaped slaves and the wisdom of the kabala are ingeniously linked, in Whiting Award winner Wray's ambitious successor to his superb debut (The Right Hand of Sleep, 2001). Read full book review >

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LOWBOY by John Wray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2009

"The opening pages recall Salinger's Holden Caulfield, but the denouement and haunting aftertaste may make the stunned reader whisper 'Dostoevsky.' Yes, it really is that good."
A teenaged paranoid schizophrenic risks his fragmenting grasp of reality in a quixotic attempt to save a world threatened by global warming, in Whiting Award winner Wray's deeply disturbing third novel. Read full book review >

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THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS by John Wray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An omnium-gatherum of 20th-century physics and spirituality that ultimately gathers too much."
A sprawling, heady tale of time travel with detours into alternative religion, pulp science fiction, the Holocaust, and much, much—much—more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIGHT HAND OF SLEEP by John Wray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2001

"A first novel that's really about something, blessedly free of authorial navel-gazing."
Wray, a young writer of Austrian-American descent, slowly and surely creates a moving characterization of a casualty of both war and peace who finds himself both a son without a family and a man without a country. Read full book review >

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FANDOM AND FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I don’t know if this has ever happened before: One week after listing all of the new releases I’m looking forward to reading this month, I’m ready to report back on the two that were at the top of my list! And I’ve got good—nay, GREAT—news!

Lily Anderson’s Not Now, Not Ever and Anna Priemaza’s Kat and Meg Conquer the ...


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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

FIVE STORIES by Anna Alter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Here's hoping that in the next Sprout Street tales there are fewer words and more action, which will help young readers connect with these characters. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Five neighbors learn to live together in their apartment building despite their differences. Read full book review >

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ONE THOUSAND THINGS by Anna Kövecses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"Not a radical departure from similar primary-level catalogs but still useful for building both verbal and visual working vocabularies. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Familiar figures and concepts depicted in a simple graphic style invite very young children to catalog and identify many of the items they might encounter in their everyday worlds. Read full book review >