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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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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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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BREEDING LIKE RABBITS by Ardyce C. Whalen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2017

"A well-considered, insightful mixture of personal drama and early feminism."
A young Lutheran converts to Catholicism and then questions the church's stance on birth control in this novel of a woman's self-discovery. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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