Search Results: "Bridget McGovern Llewellyn"


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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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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 RETURN OF DEATH ERIC by Sam Llewellyn
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Hilarious and wonderfully wacky. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two teens revive their ex-rock star dad's career in this totally twisted tale. Read full book review >

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Released: June 11, 2012

"A small treat that poetry-lovers can finish in one sitting."
A author juxtaposes poetry and lists of conversational icebreakers in his collection of light verse. Read full book review >

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BLOOD KNOT by Sam Llewellyn
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Very British and very good."
Domestic and international political storms make waters treacherous for a hard-yachting British journalist—in another seagoing thriller from the author of Dead Eye, etc. Emotionally whipped by the endless war in the Middle East, prize-winning reporter Bill Tyrrell has retreated to the smaller, more reasonable world of his vintage yacht Vixen, which he's chartered out to a save-the-young-hoodlums charity. 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 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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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 >

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RULES FOR 50/50 CHANCES by Kate McGovern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"McGovern tackles uncertainty in an array of forms—illness, college, career, love—with ethnically diverse characters and occasionally memorable phrases, but through Rose's often self-centered point of view, the result is uneven. (Fiction. 14-18)"
"My mother is my crystal ball," declares 17-year-old Rose Levenson. She's right in more ways than she believes. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A book of heartfelt conviction that will not change a single mind."
Almost 40 years after his unsuccessful campaign for the presidency, the liberal Democrat addresses the state of the party, and the state of the country, in what reads like a long stump speech. Read full book review >