Search Results: "Anne M. Fletcher"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"A valuable guide for individuals seeking help and for their families, as well as for policymakers."
An extensive, critical overview of modern treatment methods for substance abuse. Read full book review >

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BEATING AUTISM by Anne M. Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2015

"Skeptics will raise their eyebrows, but open-minded parents will find encouragement in Evans' story."
A mother turns to Chinese medicine and alternative therapies to heal her autistic child. Read full book review >

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FATHOMLESS by Anne M. Pillsworth
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A well-executed sequel that expands the mythos, solidifies the characters, and raises the stakes for the next outing. (Horror. 15 & up)"
The Lovecraft-ian adventure begun in Summoned (2014) continues.Read full book review >

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SUMMONED by Anne M. Pillsworth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"A stop-and-go tribute to a classic horror author. (Horror. 12-18)"
For the love of Lovecraft. Read full book review >

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Money Matters Made Simple by Anne M. Schwab
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"Responsible guidance in a handbook for readers at the beginning of financial literacy and planning."
A guide to the basics of personal finance and planning for long-term financial stability. Read full book review >

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THE MOSAIC CRIMES by Giulio Leoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"Readers will be either charmed or irritated by debut novelist Leoni's characterization of the poet as a cranky, sometimes obtuse genius. The mystery itself is a bit too abstract to be compelling."
In his second day on the job as prior of Florence, poet Dante Alighieri has no doubt that he can investigate the suspicious death of an architect in the middle of a great project. Read full book review >

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HEAD ABOVE WATER by Stefano Bortolussi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Very deftly handled: Italian poet Bortolussi's debut has a light touch that keeps Cardo from taking himself too seriously—and thereby keeps all of this from veering into a swamp of sentimentality and self-absorption."
Middle-aged writer awkwardly attempts to make peace with his past—and grow up while he's at it. Read full book review >

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THE LANDS OF FOREVER by Ruth Anne Meredith
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"This sprawling, youthfully idiosyncratic fantasy is vividly told but in need of a sure-handed edit to tone down the narrative overkill."
A teenage girl leaves the mundane real world and finds her destiny in the magical Lands of Forever in this lively adventure originally conceived by the author when she was the same age as her heroine. Read full book review >

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MY DOG, MY CAT by Ashlee Fletcher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fletcher's first picture book is thoughtfully designed, with humor and a succinct text that will appeal to a broad age range. She is an illustrator to watch. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A simple and appealing story focuses on the differences between dogs and cats, with a patterned, predictable text that thoughtfully describes each divergent quality in concrete terms that preschoolers will understand. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE IN LOVE by Susan Fletcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A worthy companion book, with storytelling strong enough to interest even readers unfamiliar with the original novel or its many adaptations. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
The story of Eponine Thenardier, a side character from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, is told here, from early childhood to untimely death.Read full book review >

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FALCON IN THE GLASS by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The language will carry word-loving readers past the story's rough spots. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Moments of real beauty and mystery vie for readers' attention with an overstuffed plot glazed in magic. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2009

"Mostly for fans of the livelier second installment. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
George and Edie remain admirably stoic heroes, but dry prose inhibits this conclusion's pace. Read full book review >