Search Results: "Christy Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Messy, complex, and thoroughly intriguing: Campbell spins it with gusto."
A true-life Day of the Jackal, set a century earlier and involving as many tangled subplots. Read full book review >

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Released: July 18, 2002

"And what did the box contain? You'll need to read this absorbing detective story to find out."
From British journalist Campbell, an intricate, fascinating look at some long-forgotten episodes in the quest by European powers to control India. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2005

"Being fully aware of the happy ending brings no diminishment of anxiety as the reader watches the insect march inexorably across the globe in this unlikely, thoroughly enjoyable cliffhanger."
Gripping account of a 19th-century plague that nearly wiped out the world's wine production. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This extraordinary new picture book masterfully tackles the complex task of contextualizing seemingly complex architectural concepts within a child's own world of play. (Informational picture book/poetry. 2-8)"
Hale turns her educated eye to modern and contemporary architecture and produces a book that is at once groundbreaking, child-friendly and marvelously inclusive. Read full book review >

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THE EAST-WEST HOUSE by Christy  Hale
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A welcome entrée to one artist's inspiration, aspiration and imagination. (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Born in the United States to an American mother and a Japanese father, Isamu (Japanese for "Mr. Courageous") traveled to his father's homeland when he was only two. Read full book review >

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STONE FIELD by Christy Lenzi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 29, 2016

"Melodrama for the selfie generation. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Civil War battles have already scarred deeply divided Missouri but barely touched the Ozarks when Catrina falls in love with a naked stranger making crop circles on her family's farm. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE SEALS by Christy Yorke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2003

"A big fish story, and breathy prose ('She looked at him standing onshore, and knew right then that it didn't matter how many hearts shattered around her, she was going to marry him, and fast') that brings a whiff of the low tide."
Third tearjerker from romancer Yorke (and her first hardcover), about a woman's recovery from the loss of her baby son. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF GLORIOUS MADNESS by Christy Yorke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Lyrical, but flaws in plotting and tone make it come out half-baked."
Romancer Yorke (Song of the Seals, 2003, etc.) takes on manic depression. Read full book review >

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CONVERSATIONS by Marian Christy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"Recycled but occasionally tantalizing sound bites from an eclectic group of accomplished women."
A series of short, sometimes revealing celebrity interviews that try to probe beyond the usual "How does it feel to be a star?" material. Read full book review >

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THE REMNANT by Christy Kenneally
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"Agreeable thrills and a few pleasant peeks into Italian domestic life."
Arch-conservatives plot to hijack the papacy in the last days of John Paul II, but they haven't reckoned with super-tough Father Michael Flaherty. Read full book review >

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS by Christy Webster
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Kids who don't want to read much of anything will eat this up. (Nonfiction early reader. 5-8)"
Guinness World Records aren't just for big kids anymore. Read full book review >