Search Results: "Annie Cardi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHANCE YOU WON'T RETURN by Annie Cardi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"An honest, uncompromising story. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Cardi delves into issues of love, acceptance, loss and identity in her engaging debut novel. Read full book review >

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MONSTER PARTY! by Annie Bach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Pass on this party unless tame titles for the preschool set are needed. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Monsters attending parties are a popular picture-book topic; this circular tale adds one more to the shelf. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 13, 1982

"Still: a collection of meditations like polished stones-painstakingly worded, tough-minded yet partial to Mystery, and peerless when it comes to injecting larger resonances into the natural world."
Again, combining metaphorical leaps with side-of-the-mouth aphorisms and plain-song, Dillard celebrates moments of spiritual comfort and unease—not in sustained meditations here (as in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek or Holy the Firm), but in a variety of encounters with animals, stars, vegetation, and people. Read full book review >

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THE WRITING LIFE by Annie Dillard
Released: Sept. 13, 1989

"This, plus her undeniable authority when discussing the miseries and joys that attend the world of pen and ink, makes this slim volume, if not a triumph, at least worth the read."
From the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Teaching a Stone to Talk, etc., a mosaic of essays on writers and writing, shimmering here and there with a lovely phrase, a bit of sage advice, but often done in by overwrought imagery and overheated views. Read full book review >

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MAGIC IN THE MIX by Annie Barrows
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"If another adventure is to come, readers will hope it won't take another six years to arrive. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The time-traveling adventures of Molly and Miri Gill continue, with even higher stakes. Read full book review >

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A HORSE OF HER OWN by Annie Wedekind
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A champion. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Ever since her first riding lesson six years ago, 14-year-old Jane Ryan has wanted two things: acceptance from the clique of wealthy girls with whom she trains and a horse of her own, preferably Beau, the elderly school horse she understands completely. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND A BAD HAIR DAY by Annie Flannigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Friendly, funny little romance, despite its category contrivances."
The perils of a small-town hairdresser and single mom, as seen in a first from Flannigan. Read full book review >

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ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND by Annie Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"No dissonant notes or other clunkers here, just a rather monotonous, predictable melody. (First serial to Good Housekeeping)"
Love lost, love regained is really the only theme of this remarkably slight romance debut from celebrity journalist Garrett (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Filled with the intrigue and high stakes of a spy novel, Jacobsen's history of DARPA is as much a fascinating testament to human ingenuity as it is a paean to endless industrial warfare and the bureaucracy of the military-industrial complex."
The history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the military's top-secret research and development agency. Read full book review >

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LILI by Annie Wang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"A moving and well-crafted tale, written over the course of ten years, that successfully melds the fictional Lili with China's recent history. Not an easy task."
Wang's first novel written in English: a compelling account of the emotional and political awakening of a tormented young Chinese woman who grew up during the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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A Bridge for Zarathustra by Annie Francoeur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2014

"An unusual faith-based message, attributed to a deceased prophet."
Francoeur (Un pont pout Zarathoustra, 2014) offers a memoir about channeling the spirit of the prophet Zarathustra.Read full book review >

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CLOSE RANGE by Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 1999

"Nobody else writes like this, and Proulx has never written better."
A vigorous second collection from Proulx (after Heart Songs and Other Stories, 1988): eleven nicely varied stories set in the roughhewn wasteland that one narrator calls a "97,000-square-miles dog's breakfast of outside exploiters, Republican ranchers and scenery." Read full book review >