Search Results: "Ariel Djanikian"


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THE OFFICE OF MERCY by Ariel Djanikian
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"This intriguing slice of future drama ends much too soon and will leave readers begging for a sequel, if not a series."
A fascinating view of a post-apocalyptic America, penned by a first-time novelist. Read full book review >

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ARIEL by Grace Tiffany
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Beautiful written, but in a teapot. (Fiction. YA)"
A Tempest even more fantastic than the Bard's, yet oddly modern at its heart, Tiffany's story both soars and crashes. Read full book review >

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ARIEL SHARON by Nir Hefez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Peacemakers are rare in the Middle East today, and this well-written biography is thus particularly timely."
An admiring, if critical, life of the Israeli warrior/politician. Read full book review >

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BURYING ARIEL by Gail Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Not the tidiest mystery ever, but Bowen (The Wandering Soul Murders, 1994, etc.) transcends her academic background to provide a rare sort of comfort food: characters whose commitment to tough ideals makes them worth caring about despite the secrets that can drive them to murder—and worse."
Not even the engagement of Rosalie Norman, the administrative assistant at Joanne Kilbourn's political science department in Regina, Saskatchewan, can stem the pitched battles among the staff. Read full book review >

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ARIEL AND EMILY by Adele Aron Greenspun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This mother-daughter team offers a delightful read-aloud for the very youngest. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With enormous sweetness and not a little artistry, a confection offers a whole afternoon's arc in very few words. Read full book review >

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ALONE IN THE WILD FOREST (AN ARIEL BOOK) by Elizabeth Shub
Released: Sept. 15, 1971

"Vile enchantments and magical transformations make for some diverting episodes, and Margot Zemach's softly sly drawings provide the perfect accompaniment — but neither the good nor the evil have the force so effectively demonstrated in The Fearsome Inn (1967)"
Somewhere between Singer's universally compelling folk tales and his flatly pious fables is this story of a good man who wins the princess and a bad man redeemed after doing penance with a beastly witch in the forest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"A smart, sweet graphic memoir. Schrag's work should resonate with anyone—female or male, gay or straight—who has survived high school."
Schrag (Awkward and Definition, 2008, etc.) explores her junior year of high school, a period of self-discovery amid social minefields, all the more complicated for a gay student. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2010

"Ideal for Eat, Pray, Love fans in search of positive psychological theory."
An amateur scholar's personal exploration of the science of joy, and what her findings mean for American women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2006

"An imaginative plot and some lively dialogue can't overcome the forced eccentricity of the characters and their facile insights."
An unhappy performance artist imagines herself as a sacrificial lamb in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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WE WERE WITCHES by Ariel Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Inventive and affecting."
Dispatches from the life of a teen mom and budding feminist from the author of The End of Eve (2014) and Bluebird (2010). Read full book review >