Search Results: "Bridget McGovern Llewellyn"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A worthy effort, though as relentlessly earnest as its 2009 print edition and more hampered than helped by the clumsiness of its digital additions. (iPad nonfiction app. 6-10)"
An album of pretty, if bland, nature photos paired to a heavy-handed conservation message and homespun interactive effects. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"McGovern's plans call for a degree of economic generosity and a fundamentally altered political mindset that may prove more difficult to effect than the food production itself—but he deserves a hearing."
A bighearted and commonsensical approach to ending world hunger from the former US senator and one-time Presidential candidate who now serves as US representative to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. Read full book review >

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TIZ AND OTT'S BIG DRAW by Bridget Marzo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fine way to encourage artistic license for the very youngest of makers, many of whom can probably read this one themselves. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of friends makes art and much, much more. Read full book review >

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THE SEA GARDEN by Sam Llewellyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Relentless, at times confusing plotting, but Llewellyn's proven knack of creating lively people (Maelstrom, 1994, etc.) saves the day."
An overstuffed but entertaining thriller in which a plucky young bride learns how many ways a mysterious garden can grow. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF SETH by Tom Llewellyn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Read this mystery more for its local interest than its plot. (Mystery. 12-17)"
Old friends become suspects when a working-class Tacoma teen investigates his mother's murder. Read full book review >

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LIFE BLOOD by Caroline Llewellyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Despite the vague characterization of the romantic hero: a satisfying story with descriptions of the English countryside so vivid that you can almost smell the hay."
An involving romantic mystery that confirms the status of Llewellyn (The Lady of the Labyrinth, 1990, etc.) as a worthy contender for membership in the DuMaurier, Whitney, Stewart & Holt sorority of richly atmospheric suspense writers. Read full book review >

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EYE CONTACT by Cammie McGovern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"Despite some flaws, a generally successful combination of compassionate domestic realism and pulse-rattling suspense."
A ten-year-old girl's murder is witnessed by her autistic schoolmate in this creepy, absorbing literary thriller. Read full book review >

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POISON by Bridget Zinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Still, this is good silly fun—a refreshing antidote to a genre overflowing with grit and gloom. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Don't let the title or cover fool you! No grimdark teen fantasy or angst-y heroines here; just a frothy confection of a fairy tale featuring poisoners, princesses, perfumers and pigs, none of whom are exactly what they appear (except maybe the pigs). Read full book review >

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THE PROVENCE CURE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Unabashedly romantic and unafraid of melancholy, Asher's book is a real charmer about a Provencal house that casts spells over the lovelorn."
In an affecting story about loss, a young widow goes to Provence to renovate her family's home—and hopefully fix her heart. Read full book review >

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ALL OF US AND EVERYTHING by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An entertaining yet astute look at family, self, story, and connections."
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, three generations of Rockwell women sift through their histories—real, imagined, rumored, and written—and discover that, like storms, life is impossible to control. Read full book review >

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A STEP TOWARD FALLING by Cammie McGovern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Fans of Jane Austen will appreciate this unconventional homage. (Romance. 14-18)"
McGovern explores dating, disability, activism, and impending adulthood with a bow to Jane Austen. Read full book review >