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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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COLD BLOOD, HOT SEA by Charlene D'Avanzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Combining niche material about Maine life and oceanography, D'Avanzo's debut may have trouble finding an audience."
An oceanographer fears she was the target of an accident at sea that kills one of her colleagues. Are climate change doubters at work? Read full book review >