Search Results: "Charlotte Ryland"


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THE GESTAPO by Carsten Dams
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"An engrossing academic taxonomy of evil."
A measured yet chilling overview of the organization and politics of Nazi Germany's notorious core. Read full book review >

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NIBBLES by Charlotte Middleton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Published as Christopher Nibble in the United Kingdom in 2009, this should please readers on this side of the Atlantic as well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Like all the other guinea pigs in Dandeville, Nibbles loves dandelion leaves, eating them for every meal until they've nearly disappeared—there's only one left! Read full book review >

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TO THE ISLAND by Charlotte Agell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Vivid yellows and intense turquoise blues convey the beauty of an island retreat, and the peaceful trip home at day's end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adventurous quartet embarks upon a sailing expedition to an island oasis for a day of fun. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Short on story logic, but long on imaginative casting and world-building, this debut will leave readers thoughtful about its parallels in our own world, and eager to meet these magic-working characters again. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Long marginalized by colonizing Muggles—er, Normals—the variously gifted Karmidee face a threat to their very existence in this series opener. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"His trip and his ultimate contributions to the family ritual are enhanced by Krenina's fanciful illustrations; these evoke both the excitement of landing the fish and the warm gathering of family that night at sunset. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
This lovely story of tradition and family security has moments both gentle and funny, and a recipe for the main dish. Read full book review >

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A SKYSCRAPER STORY by Charlotte Wilcox
Released: Oct. 3, 1990

Using the elegant 57-story Norwest Center in Minneapolis (completed in 1989) as an example, here's a step-by-step photo essay on how such an urban giant comes to be: choosing the site and harmonizing with it; finding the rationale and logistics of construction; putting on finishing touches. Read full book review >

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TO HEAR A NIGHTINGALE by Charlotte Bingham
Released: April 28, 1989

British novelist Bingham's US debut novel: the story of a mistreated girl from New Hampshire who is swept off her feet by charming Irishman—and into the world of high-stakes horse-racing. Read full book review >

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VANE PURSUIT by Charlotte MacLeod
Released: April 10, 1989

Back to Balaclava Junction and its sometime sleuth, Professor Peter Shandy of the local agricultural college (The Corpse in Oosak's Pond, etc.), for more far-fetched criminal activity amongst the strange-sounding names and homey kitchens. Read full book review >

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RHODE ISLAND RED by Charlotte Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1997

"Still, she's its best selling point, since the search for Rhode Island Red, though sweet and sad, is also shapeless and unmysterious."
Nanette knows better than to bring home Sig, a white guy who bad-mouths her street sax-playing. Read full book review >

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THE ODD JOB by Charlotte MacLeod
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 1995

"This one's strictly for the author's enthusiastic she-can-do- no-wrong devotees."
An over-the-top adventure for Boston's Sarah (nÇe Kelling) Bittersohn. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Lends exciting textual possibilities to the turmoil beneath Bradstreet's 'glowing breast.'"
Poet Gordon offers a thorough, occasionally whimsical, and hearteningly feminist take on the life of early Puritan pioneer and pundit Anne Bradstreet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 2002

"An appealing new voice whispers words that convey the range of human emotions."
An affecting memoir by a young Englishwoman who was studying in Russia as the Soviet system crumbled. Read full book review >