Search Results: "Annabel Large"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THIS COLD COUNTRY by Annabel Davis-Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A lovely tale, in an old-fashioned unhurried style, that succeeds in re-creating a strange, lost world."
Third-novelist Davis-Goff (The Dower House, 1998, etc.) offers a leisurely, elegiac portrait of a decaying Anglo-Irish family in County Waterford during the dark days of WWII. Read full book review >

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A GIRL NAMED DIGIT by Annabel Monaghan
Released: June 5, 2012

"Check your mind at the door and enjoy this novel of two young adults caught up in a world of danger, adventure and, possibly, true love. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
An engaging heroine is at the center of this slim spy thriller from debut novelist Monaghan. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Realistic, gritty and uplifting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jamie lives in a bizarre world, where a sister can die in a bombing, and the only way to bring Mum and Dad together is by auditioning for Britain's Biggest Talent Show. Read full book review >

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CRAZY ENOUGH by Storm Large
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A no-holds-barred coming-of-age story replete with mental illness, drugs and sex."
Indie singer and reality-TV star Large unloads stories about her volatile life. Read full book review >

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IF MY DAD WERE A DOG by Annabel Tellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"But kids may love it. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Though the invisible young narrator seems to enjoy fantasizing that his father is a dog, adult readers may find the premise somewhat nightmarish. Read full book review >

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SILENCE IS GOLDFISH by Annabel Pitcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"An unflinchingly honest portrayal of anguish. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Unable to face a devastating secret, 15-year-old Tess tries unsuccessfully to run away to London. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET GIRL by Annabel Lyon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2013

"A provocative tale that undoes any romantic delusions a reader might hold about ancient Greek society and thought."
Aristotle's daughter receives some harsh lessons in sexism and the limits of philosophy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2010

"As authoritative and compelling as Mary Renault's renowned novels set in the ancient world. One hopes we may learn more about Lyon's immeasurably brilliant, unflappably human Aristotle."
The fourth century BCE comes eccentrically alive in this award-winning debut historical novel from a Canadian short story writer (The Best Thing for You, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHISKEY AND CHARLIE by Annabel Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A powerful, emotionally riven tale of a brother's deep, complicated love."
An accident leaves a man comatose and near death. Will his twin have a chance to make amends? Read full book review >