Search Results: "Cynthia Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Useful, provocative reading for civil libertarians and rights activists."
Just in time for the second anniversary of 9/11, a compendium of lawyerly essays on the cost of that event to our civil rights. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD WOMAN WHO NAMED THINGS by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Above all, the seaside cottage, riotous garden, and Rylant's words evoke a life that has been—and continues to be—lived well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once there was a woman who was so old that she had outlived all her friends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Refreshing change of perspective for history buffs."
World history on a grand scale, in just over 300 pages. Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY HOUSE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 1993

"A minor effort, but the subjects and attractive graphics are sure to appeal. (Picture book. 0-3)"
One of five board books, the Newbery winner's illustration debut (the others: Everyday Children, Garden, Pets, and Town). Read full book review >

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FORT by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Upbeat, engaging and satisfying; altogether a very fine book, especially for boys looking for a bit of believable, achievable adventure. (Fiction. 9-14)"
What preteen boy wouldn't love to build a fort in the woods? Read full book review >

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HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"While it's readers' fate to wait for a third book in the series, they'll do so willingly to discover the answers to lingering secrets. (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Readers who enjoyed the steadfast characters, plotting and romance of Unearthly (2010) can expect more of the same in this equally satisfying sequel. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Despite thin spots, the story succeeds on the strength of its characters, their struggles and their relationship, reaching a readership that doesn't get enough quality writing in this genre. (Fiction. 9-13)"
"But she and Rick had . . . something bigger. She wasn't sure what it was. Read full book review >