Search Results: "Anne Greenwood Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

DEEP BETRAYAL by Anne Greenwood Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"This is the same bait as the last novel, but it's been left in the sun even longer. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Diving back into the stagnant, tepid waters of Lies Beneath (2012), Lily Anne Hancock and Calder White return to Lake Superior, where Lily first discovered Calder was a merman and that his adoptive sisters were bent on the destruction of the Hancock family. Read full book review >

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LIES BENEATH by Anne Greenwood Brown
Released: June 12, 2012

"About as exciting as a handful of chum. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Riding the wave of mermaid paranormalia is a young merman with a mission. Read full book review >

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PROMISE BOUND by Anne Greenwood Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Good entertainment for fans of the genre. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This conclusion to Brown's mermaid trilogy follows efforts to reunite families and to gain power among the mermaids of Lake Superior. Read full book review >

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GIRL LAST SEEN by Heather Anastasiu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"The kind of dark, wild ride that begs to read in a single sitting. (Mystery/thriller. 14-18)"
Betrayals and lies surround a girl's mysterious disappearance. Read full book review >

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BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOD IN THE GREENWOOD by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Curry expertly captures the tone of traditional versions in this vigorous, good-humored rendition. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction/folklore. 8-10)"
Continuing the tale begun in Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1994, not reviewed), Curry introduces Friar Tuck and Marian by having both of them battle Robin to a draw, sends the merry men out to trick and frustrate the Sheriff of Nottingham repeatedly, and brings Robin and the king (Richard, presumably, though he's never named) together. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A graceful tribute and a touching act of gratitude."
An articulate statement of the enduring power of Anne Frank's original work joined with a brief biography, an analysis of the 1955 play and 1959 film based on the diary, some attacks on Holocaust deniers and a few thoughts on approaches to teaching the work. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Josephine Poole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"But her story was just beginning.' (chronology, author's note, Web site) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Poole introduces Anne Frank, one of the most recognizable figures of Holocaust history, to younger audiences in this picture-book biography written in succinct and candid language. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Melissa Müller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An invaluable complement to an immortal testimony."
Anne Frank, before and after the diary, with many new details and a fresh, welcome perspective. Read full book review >