Search Results: "Chan Koonchung"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FAT YEARS by Chan Koonchung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Didactic, often wearingly so, but interesting as an example of the kind of storytelling the powers that be don't want heard."
A dystopian portrait of China in 2013, where the populace is both muzzled and soothed by state-controlled capitalism. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE PARTY? by Ruth Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Not likely to be much of a surprise even for diapered cake eaters, but this uncomplicated, feel-good debut is definitely a charmer. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Georgie the cat is eager to throw a party—but none of his friends can come! Bummer. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Crystal Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Though it loses momentum halfway through, the strong opening bodes well for future endeavors. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jewel Campbell's life began the day her older brother John's tragically ended, a coincidence that's shaped and shadowed her family since. Read full book review >

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THE CARVED BOX by Gillian Chan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A well-knit, outdoorsy tale. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A young orphan's dog turns out to be considerably more than she seems in this Canadian wilderness tale set in the years following the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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VILLAGE AFFAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"Gibbons and Bethancourt's second adventure is another enjoyably lighthearted look at murder among the upper classes."
Depressed ever since Annette Berowne dumped him (The Young Widow, 2005), Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons relies on a juicy murder case to cheer himself up. Read full book review >

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A SPIDER ON THE STAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Chan (Village Affairs, 2006, etc.) beefs up the mystery while retaining the Golden Age feel to produce her best work to date."
Christmas in Yorkshire is a nasty combination of pouring rain and murder. Read full book review >

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THE MILL RIVER REDEMPTION by Darcie Chan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Readers looking for a feel-good book about small towns and family bonds won't be disappointed by Chan's latest."
Estranged sisters try to work together to earn their inheritance in this novel from Chan (The Mill River Recluse, 2011).Read full book review >

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GOLDEN GIRL by Gillian Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The layers of his rich family life and the turning point in his own development make the story a standout in an otherwise serviceable collection. (Short stories. 11-15)"
A high school in Canada provides the setting for tales of misfits and outsiders who appear in each other's stories throughout this collection. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND GLASS by Marty Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"This series opener stands as a good reminder that today's generation still has a lot to learn from tales of old. (Supernatural adventure. 10-13)"
While fairy tales might still have application in the modern world, modern gadgets paired with innovative techniques provide terrific tools for fighting evil. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE by Gillian Chan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fast, compelling read. (Supernatural thriller. 14-18)"
A mystery about a bullied boy who goes missing from a group home. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE OF HOME by Darcie Chan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A light-handed affirmation of the power of love, faith, and community."
A collection of Mill River residents experiences heartache and triumph as the McAllister mansion is renovated into a bed-and-breakfast. Read full book review >