Search Results: "Charlene Chua"


BOOK REVIEW

FISHING WITH GRANDMA by Susan Avingaq
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"It's good fun to see this vigorous, involved Grandma leading the fishing expedition. (list of tools, glossary) (Picture book. 5-7)"
An Inuit brother and sister learn to jig for fish with their anaanatsiaq.Read full book review >

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LEAH'S MUSTACHE PARTY by Nadia Mike
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Quirky, playful, affirming fun! (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl's pirate costume inspires a love of mustaches, which her mother happily indulges. Read full book review >

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HOW NIVI GOT HER NAMES by Laura Deal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An affirming book for readers of Inuit heritage and a window into their world for outsiders. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book introduction to traditional Inuit naming practices and Inuit custom adoption. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"An antidote to the typical one-market tidings, and bad news for those contemplating investments abroad."
A nuanced contribution to the debate over whether free markets spread democracy or merely advance the McDonaldsization of the globe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"The author gives short shrift to forces introduced by petro-politics or the nuclear threat, but still an illuminating exploration of what makes a superpower."
This analysis of world-dominant powers from ancient Persia to the modern United States yields an intriguing set of common traits and progressions. Read full book review >

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GOLD BY THE INCH by Lawrence Chua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"The idea of an architect who can't impose order on his experiences and emotions is a promising one, and the narrator's pain and outrage seem real enough—but Chua's first fiction flies in too many directions at once to engage the reader's interest fully."
Imagery suggesting the-urban-jungle-is-hell-nor-are-we-out-of- it threatens to suffocate a frenetic first novel about an Asian- born architect's return from America to his native Thailand. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER WIDOW by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1992

"A writer to watch."
This year's winner of ``St. Read full book review >

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CONSIDER THE CROWS by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Overall: fairly standard stuff."
Former San Francisco cop Susan Wren, now a widow and the police chief in tiny, insular Hampstead, Kansas, discovers that Lynnelle—the poor waif found dead in the woods—thought local college math professor Carena Egersund was the birth-mother who relinquished her years before. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A frank, in-depth account of one woman's struggles in a controlling organization."
An author recounts her experiences with the religious group The Way International in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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HIGH by Charlene Quiram
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An action-filled, often charming teen novel with a paranormal twist."
A teenage girl experiences exhilarating and troubling visions. Read full book review >

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FAMILY PRACTICE by Charlene Weir
Released: Nov. 16, 1995

"Weir's literary style has its graceless moments, but she keeps the tension level high, the heroine likable, and the puzzle's solution both ingenious and believable: the best of this author's outings so far."
Third in a series featuring widowed, still-grieving police chief Susan Wren of tiny Hampstead, Kansas, whose husband had held the job before her (Consider the Crows, etc.). Read full book review >