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BOOK REVIEW

ANNABEL by Kathleen Winter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A compelling, gracefully written novel about mixed gender that sheds insight as surely as it rejects sensationalism. This book announces the arrival of a major writer."
In a remote coastal town in Newfoundland in the 1970s, a young person of mixed gender struggles for identity, acceptance and understanding Read full book review >

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WHICH WITCH? by Eva Ibbotson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Ibbotson includes monsters, ghouls, and murderous ghosts; through tongue-in-cheek humor she provides an endlessly amusing book to delight readers. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Imagination and humor run rampant as Arriman the Awful, the Wizard of the North, tries to find a bride in this hilarious romp from Ibbotson (The Secret of Platform 13, 1998). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Sadly, despite the fact that the Conford's production is smooth and professional, it's also rather hollow, technically on point but lacking her special brand of energized sparkle. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cute and lightly amusing though not as funny as its predecessor (Starring in Just a Little Extra, 2000, etc.), this time Annabel, Conford's can-do budding actress heroine, is offered a part in an interactive mystery play. Read full book review >

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Released: July 21, 1997

"With this extraordinary story and its hard-learned lessons, the authors should make more than a few of their readers wary of staking their privacy on the online world. (First serial to the Atlantic Monthly)"
A real-life tale of cops vs. hackers, by two technology writers with a flair for turning a complicated crime and investigation into a fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"A thin slice of the upper-upper-crust."
The daughter of the eighth Marquess of Londonderry chronicles her aristocratic life in a low-key, chatty memoir chock-full of famous names. Read full book review >

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AT LARGE by Lynne Murray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2001

"To reduce it to simpler terms: Too many storylines plus too many characters equals maximum confusion and minimum suspense."
Still recovering from the gruesome death of her best friend Nina West (Large Target, 2000), plus-size heroine Josephine Fuller is somewhat queasily exploring her feelings for Nina's lover Thor Mulligan. Read full book review >

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LARGE ANIMALS by Jess Arndt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"A deeply transgressive, riveting shot out of the gate. Arndt is one to watch."
Teetering between the everyday and the surreal, Arndt's debut collection investigates narratives of the queer body. Read full book review >

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MR. LARGE IN CHARGE by Jill Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The story's telling and its pictures are funny, even if the premise isn't particularly new. (Picture book. 4-7)"
We have heard this particular song before—Mom needs a day in bed and Dad cheerfully takes over, with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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LARGE AS LIFE by Julia Finzel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"Finzel's well-designed paintings are bold and dramatic; the hunt is entertaining, especially when the ladybug turns up among the crocodile's teeth; best, the concept of relative size is conveyed with astonishing simplicity and power. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In each double spread in this large, square book, a minimal text challenges readers to find a ladybug hidden on or near increasingly larger animals shown life-size—even an elephant's foot and a whale's eye. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Amusing and timely."
A sociological exploration of America's obsession with the supersized lifestyle. Read full book review >

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LARGE TARGET by Lynne Murray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"Murray, who writes well and has an attractive heroine in Josephine, needs to prune back her lush plotting and bring a cast of dozens down to reasonable size."
Murray's second novel brings back plus-size p.i. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"A thoughtful adventure not only for animal lovers but for anyone who enjoys offbeat tales. (Film rights sold; eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A trainer with two stolen elephants eludes a police search for five years. Read full book review >