Search Results: "Christina Hopkinson"


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THE PILE OF STUFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS by Christina Hopkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2011

"A mixed bag—the sly comedy and cleverness regarding the fate of modern women (nothing—your body, your house, your children—looks as it does in the magazines) is almost drowned by the relentless anger of the heroine."
A British novel asks who is more maddening: a couple of preschool boys, or their man-child father. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINA STEAD by Hazel Rowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome study of an underrated author. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Read full book review >

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KEEPING CHRISTINA by Sue Ellen Bridgers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1993

"Though the language here rarely sparkles and the pace bogs down at times, Bridgers's accessible story will have real validity for those who've been used by Christina and her kind. (Fiction. 12- 16)"
We've all met them—the manipulators who contrive to turn families and friends against one another. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINA ROSSETTI by Jan Marsh
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"The author's steady, sympathetic course through Rossetti's divided life enables readers to delve into the intense and original self most fully expressed in her poetry. (16 pages b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An adept survey of the outwardly placid, internally conflicted life of an English counterpart to Emily Dickinson. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

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THE VERY REAL GHOST BOOK OF CHRISTINA ROSE by James M. Deem
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Christina Rose. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Many years after their mother is killed in a plane crash, Christina and her twin brother, Dan, move with their father from the suburbs of New York City to a sleepy little town in California. Read full book review >

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Released: April 12, 2012

"Rich in voice, humor and dazzling imagery, studded with edgy ideas and wildly original, this multicultural mashup—like its heroine—defies categorization. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Noted for her fantasy and science fiction for adults, Hopkinson jumps triumphantly to teen literature. Read full book review >

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DIVE! by Deborah Hopkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Fascinating World War II history for history buffs and browsers alike. (epilogue, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Hopkinson's writing plumbs the depths in relating the undersea exploits of American submariners during World War II. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A thorough and absorbing recreation of the ill-fated voyage. (Nonfiction. 8-16)"
In what's sure to be a definitive work commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Hopkinson offers a well-researched and fascinating account of the disaster. Read full book review >

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THE NEW MOON’S ARMS by Nalo Hopkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 23, 2007

"A winningly told tale filled with regional color."
Hopkinson (The Salt Roads, 2003, etc.) sets her latest in the fictional Caribbean nation of Cayaba. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Based on eyewitness accounts, the tale brings to life an event young readers will find fascinating. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Running away from the county poor farm in Texas, 11-year-old Nicholas Dray arrives in San Francisco penniless. Read full book review >