Search Results: "Celia Hawkesworth"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet, always intelligent and graceful."
A Croatian novelist and essayist (Have a Nice Day: From the Balkan War to the American Dream, 1995) now living in voluntary exile o'erglances the current literary landscape and does not care for the view. Read full book review >

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BELLADONNA by Daša Drndic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"An elegant novel of ideas concerning decidedly inelegant topics, empathetic but unforgiving."
A pensive, provocative novel of history, memory, and our endlessly blood-soaked times by one of the foremost writers to have emerged from the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A noteworthy book, but a disagreeable one."
A rather jaundiced look at American culture by a highly regarded Croatian novelist living in exile. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT LADYBUGS? by Celia Godkin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"But even if The Gardener's Bug Book (1994) doesn't list any caterpillars partial to peas, young naturalists will still enjoy this brief ecology lesson. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
In an effort to eliminate harmful insects, a gardener sprays his fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers with bug killer. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though the portrayal of Rob's deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored storytelling makes this a tale that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A dark and dangerous thrill ride pushes teen readers to the brink of their comfort zones when it comes to issues of love, lust, politics, family and war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"An agenda-driven play-by-play that's told too far from the heat of the field."
Weighted report on the 1990 Democratic campaigns of Ann Richards, who won the statehouse in Texas, and Dianne Feinstein, who lost it in California; by the author of Fanny Wright: Rebel in America (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS THOUGHTS by Celia Fremlin
Released: Feb. 16, 1992

"Fremlin excels at psychological mystery (Listening in the Dusk, etc.) and, here, is pretty near the top of her form—from the dispassionate, cleareyed Clare to the childish, posturing Edwin, every character is incisively written."
Clare Wakefield is not pleased (to say the least) that her sadistic, habitually lying husband Edwin has escaped his abductors in the Middle East and is returning home—a media sensation, a hero. Read full book review >

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ANTHEM FOR JACKSON DAWES by Celia Bryce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Sentimental but uncritical. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A movingly told British import about a teen girl with cancer treads some familiar ground. Read full book review >

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SOVAY by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

It's best not to mess with Sovay Middleton. Read full book review >

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WITCH CHILD by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2001

"With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After watching her grandmother hang for being a witch, Mary journeys to the New World only to discover that human nature's desire to blame another is not limited to 17th-century England. Read full book review >

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Prosecco & Paparazzi by Celia Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"Pure fun and pure fluff—the perfect book to read on the beach with a glass of prosecco in hand.
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A lighthearted romance packed with glitz, glamour, and celebrities. Read full book review >