Search Results: "Betsy Cornwell"


BOOK REVIEW

MECHANICA by Betsy Cornwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A smart, refreshing alternative to stale genre tropes. (Steampunk/fairy tale. 12-15)"
A spunky mechanic stars as a steampunk Cinderella who doesn't need rescuing. Read full book review >

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VENTURESS by Betsy Cornwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"As clever as the heroine's invented boot polishers and sewing machines, as appealing as the dresses designed by her coal-powered automaton horse. (Steampunk. 12-16)"
After the "Cinderella" story ends, a heroine inventor must stop a war between humans and Faerie. Read full book review >

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TIDES by Betsy Cornwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A haunting, atmospheric, intergenerational tale of the 'inbetween,' suffused with selkie lore. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this debut, a contemporary teen arrives at New Hampshire's Isles of Shoals for a coveted summer internship and discovers the liminal boundary between fantasy and reality. Read full book review >

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CARPE DIEM by Autumn Cornwell
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A witty coming-of-age adventure. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A naïve teen learns how to carpe diem after spending an adventurous summer in Southeast Asia. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S RIFLES by Bernard Cornwell
Released: Sept. 8, 1988

"Another good Sharpe."
The Sharpe series (Sharpe's Regiment, Sharpe's Siege, etc.) reverts to 1809 and Sharpe's early days as an officer in French-occupied Spain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2003

"A lucid survey synthesizing a broad range of historical research."
A timely study of the world's first great scientific-military-industrial complex. Read full book review >

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SHARPE'S EAGLE by Bernard Cornwell
Released: April 20, 1981

"Nicely-edged characters, technicolor action, clipped narration—a solid series send-off."
First in a series of novels about the Napoleonic Wars, this covers the Talavera Campaign of July 1809. Read full book review >

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SHARPE’S ESCAPE by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Another good one."
Cornwell's excellent long-running Sharpe series (Sharpe's Havoc, 2003, etc.) takes the soldiers' soldier to real-life battles around Bussaco and Coimbra, Portugal. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL EXPOSURE by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1997

"But fans, swept up in a fever of their own, won't care a bit. (First printing of 1,000,000; Literary Guild/Mystery Guild main selection; $750,000 ad/promo)"
Whoever shot the latest unidentified female victim Dr. Kay Scarpetta's called out to examine—whoever cut off her head, dismembered her, and bagged her torso for disposal in a Virginia landfill—may have been doing her a favor. Read full book review >

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THE DARK BOX by John Cornwell
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Enlisting a legion of voices attesting to their 'soul murder' by confessional priests, Cornwell offers another strong indictment of the church."
A haunting study, both scholarly and personal, that situates the practice of confession as the source of the Catholic Church's clerical abuse. Read full book review >

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VAGABOND by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Historically accurate and huge fun. Vintage Cornwell."
Continuing the series that began with The Archer's Tale (2001), adventure master Cornwell throws his lusty young hero Thomas of Hookton up against both the French and the Inquisition. Read full book review >