Search Results: "Celia Hawkesworth"


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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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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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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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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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CITY OF SHADOWS by Celia Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This will gratify young devotees of dark fantasy with its deliciously scary and compelling stories. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Born on a Friday at the stroke of midnight, Davey Williams is a "chime child" whose strange powers and extraordinary perceptions allow him to see ghosts and other supernatural beings. Read full book review >

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PIRATES! by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"An ambitious but fundamentally conventional tale, closer to Ann Rinaldi's historical novels than the more rousing likes of Avi's True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. (Fiction. YA)"
A rambling, romantic 18th-century tale features a teenaged British heiress who, along with her African half-sister, avoids Terrible Fate by becoming a pirate. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY by Celia Gittelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Rich and warming and a joy."
``There's a kind of peace when dealing with the dead. Read full book review >

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RUDE BITCHES MAKE ME TIRED by Celia Rivenbark
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Once again, Rivenbark reliably delivers what her fans have come to expect: a self-assured combination of common sense, sharp humor and a dash of Southern charm."
More ribald social input from humor columnist Rivenbark. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Intimate and robust."
A tantalizing introduction to the world of fragrances. 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 >