Search Results: "Colleen Marzluff"


BOOK REVIEW

DOG DAYS, RAVEN NIGHTS by John M. Marzluff
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"An enjoyable chronicle of life in the wilds of Maine."
In 1988, John Marzluff (Wildlife Science/Univ. of Washington; In the Company of Crows and Ravens, 2005, etc.) and his wife Colleen set out into the Maine wilderness, where they studied the social behavior of ravens and became part of a community of local people upon whom they depended for support, companionship and fun. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! by Colleen Madden
Released: May 1, 2017

"A suitably festive deployment of the familiar song, now safely in the public domain. (Picture book. 3-adult)"
A gift book featuring an expanded version of the "Happy Birthday" song with new verses, accompanying illustrations, and even a button to push that plays a recording of the familiar song. Read full book review >

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250 HOURS by Colleen Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A potentially intriguing tale hampered by a romance that never really lights a spark. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Manitoba teens Jess and Sara Jean both know the terrible feelings of loss and doubt a child faces from having a parent abandon them. Read full book review >

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STARS by Colleen Oakes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Dark, even horrific in its graphic bloodshed and psychological menace; but the nuanced portrayals—of a hero frequently excused by his whimsical glamour and a heroine too often dismissed as girlishly insipid—are riveting. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
The fashion for grimdark retellings of childhood classics tackles Peter Pan in the first of a trilogy.Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2002

"A rousing and richly satisfying take on some of history's real beings."
Sixth and last in McCullough's series detailing the death throes of the Roman Republic (Caesar, 1997, etc.): an intelligent page-turning epic that seamlessly mixes love, gore, and ambition. Read full book review >

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CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH by Colleen Oakley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A romantic, sweet story about taking chances and living life fully."
A woman with a rare allergy—to other people—is forced to step outside her house and open herself up to the world. Read full book review >

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CAESAR by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1997

"Maps, glossary, and photos of sculptured portraits of the time. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
The story of Caesar's Gallic Wars (roughly 5851 b.c.) and return to Rome warfare, followed fictively and, in the main, meticulously, from Caesar's Commentaries. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF HEARTS by Colleen Oakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"The story of Dinah's transition from girl to woman continues and reveals new, remarkable aspects of her character."
In the second installment of Oakes' (Elly in Love, 2014, etc.) Queen of Hearts series, Dinah unravels more secrets of her past. Read full book review >

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REAWAKENED by Colleen Houck
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily, this paranormal romance has enough humor to keep the pages flipping, though it's unlikely to attract fans not already devoted to the genre. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A reanimated mummy has an important mission and needs 17-year-old Lily in order to succeed. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRITGLASS CHARADE by Colleen Gleason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The girls' mismatched partnership could be a pleasure, if only Evaline could stake the excruciating dialect as easily as she skewers vampires. (Steampunk/mystery. 12-14)"
A second steampunk adventure of the great detective and the vampire slayer, proper young ladies (The Clockwork Scarab, 2013).Read full book review >

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THE CLOCKWORK SCARAB by Colleen Gleason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"The mishmash of popular tropes (steampunk! vampires! Sherlock Holmes!) will bring readers in, but it's the friendship between the two girls that will keep them. (Steampunk/mystery. 12-16)"
A vampire slayer and a great detective (-in-training) fight baddies in a steam-powered London. Read full book review >