Search Results: "Beth Terrill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BARNYARD NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Beth Terrill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Children who are familiar with Moore's classic will enjoy the humor and rollicking language of this version as an introduction to comedic parody. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Santa recruits a new transportation team in this farm-themed parody of Clement C. Moore's Christmas classic. Read full book review >

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HERE LIES DANIEL TATE by Cristin Terrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A mystery thriller that falls short of thrilling. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A teenage con artist finds himself in too deep when he impersonates a missing boy from a rich family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Readable, cautionary and dependably informative for staunch animal enthusiasts."
A lifetime dog-lover experiences the pleasures and pitfalls of domesticating a wolf-dog hybrid. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Balanced, thoughtful, and impressive for Terrill's candid criticism of his own approach and for his mastery of the telling detail. (Photos—24 pages b&w; maps—not seen.)"
A riveting account—part history, part personal memoir, part apologia—of four decades of Communist Chinese rule; by longtime China watcher Terrill. Read full book review >

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ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Powerful emotional relationships and tight plotting in this debut mark Terrill as an author to watch. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Time travel done right. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2003

"A provocative analysis of Asian affairs and world politics."
China is "a civilization pretending to be a nation"—or, put another way: several nations bound by an anachronistic empire in which "Red Emperors" clash with wired hipsters for control of the future. Read full book review >

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STEVE MCQUEEN by Marshall Terrill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Definitive, yes, but less writerly than Penina Speigel's McQueen (1986) and not as moving as Neile McQueen Toffel's My Husband, My Friend (1986). (Photographs)"
Respectful, admiring, well-researched life of film actor Steve McQueen (1930-80), who packed two or three lives into his 50 years. Read full book review >

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SHOOTERS by Terrill Lee Lankford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 1997

"It should come as no surprise that this trendy bit of hard-core nihilism has already been sold to the movies. (Film rights to Tri-Star)"
This down-and-dirty roman noir lays on the nastiness thick- -those who aren't legally guilty of anything may as well be, since no one survives this L.A. intrigue unscathed, and everyone pays sooner or later. Read full book review >

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ANGRY MOON by Terrill Lee Lankford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"He wouldn't have been far off if he had."
Lankford follows the nihilistic noir Shooters (1996) with a shrieking, hellacious Quentin Tarantino knockoff: dueling assassins, one of whom is immortal. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR UNICORNS by Beth Hautala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Written by an author to watch, this quiet story of loss and healing will appeal to thoughtful readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
During a summer spent in the Artic, 12-year-old Talia McQuinn experiences the healing power of place and of stories. Read full book review >

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SHADES OF EARTH by Beth Revis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Strong on setup and plot, weak on human complexities and characterization, this still brings it home on a planet far from home. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Though not "frexing brilly" like Across the Universe (2011) and A Million Suns (2012), this conclusion nonetheless supplies plenty of suspense and twists to satisfy readers already on the ride. Read full book review >

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JESSICA RULES THE DARK SIDE by Beth Fantaskey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Only readers absolutely desperate for another vampire romance need apply. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This disappointing sequel to Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (2009) finds Jessica (a.k.a. Read full book review >