Search Results: "Christopher Whalen"


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SILVER ALERT by Christopher Whalen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"A poignant, funny narrative sometimes disrupted by its own arrested development."
Within his taciturn coming-of-middle-age melodrama, debut author Whalen includes a veritable dictionary of first world problems. Read full book review >

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THE WATERING OF STONES by Whalen Colter Elmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"An achingly and artfully rendered book about hard lives, many miseries and all-too-rare lambent moments."
Elmore charts the polychromatic emotional landscape of an American frontier family through four generations. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen Turner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Less emotionally powerful than Eugenides's earlier adventures, but still a winner. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Like all loyal soldiers of Attolia, Costis hates Eugenides, his new king. Read full book review >

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INSTEAD OF THREE WISHES by Megan Whalen Turner
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Nothing is overdone and not a word is out of place in this auspicious debut. (Short stories. 12+)"
An utterly delightful collection of short stories about enchantment in everyday life. Read full book review >

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A CONSPIRACY OF KINGS by Megan Whalen Turner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2010

"For series fans, unmissable. (Fiction. 12-15)"
With each volume of this stellar series, the question arises anew: How will the text deceive its readers now that we're able to recognize Eugenides's lies? Read full book review >

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THICK AS THIEVES by Megan Whalen Turner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 16, 2017

"A series stand-alone that won't disappoint Turner aficionados. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A slave escapes across the wilderness and cities of the Mede empire with an enemy soldier. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF by Megan Whalen Turner
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This is an uplifting book, a literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers before it is over. (Fiction. 10+)"
A thief's quest for a priceless gemstone forms the background for a tale of redemption, tolerance, and cooperation in this first novel from Turner (Instead of Three Wishes, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2007

"Uneven but entertaining."
A highly readable exercise forthrightly modeled on JFK's Profiles in Courage, examining nine instances in which American presidents have acted against their own political interest. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED ROLLS AWAY by Linda Whalen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Designed to address the anxieties moving holds for children, this book is competent and clear. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Red, a small barn, is moved from his home, much to his distress. Read full book review >

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THE WRATH OF ZOZIMOS by Christopher Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The jokes are funnier than in volume one, but readers may wish there were more space between them. (Graphic adventure. 11-14)"
This graphic novel is an epic at the speed of a flipbook. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL SURPRISE! by Christopher Gunson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Full-bleed backgrounds of bold color that set off the central figure in their equally bright palettes are the perfect accompaniment to this surprising and engaging offering. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Intensely colored vignettes feature a menagerie of animals as they tell their brief and funny tales. Read full book review >