Search Results: "David Francis"


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THE GREAT INLAND SEA by David Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2005

"Spare prose, startling images and an emotional landscape as harsh as the setting."
A bleak coming-of-age debut set in 1940s New South Wales. Read full book review >

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WEDDING BUSH ROAD by David Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Domestic drama with an offbeat, rural flavor."
A man heads from LA to his native Australia to check on his ailing mother and ends up refereeing a host of domestic squabbles instead. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE GINGER MICE by Frances Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"These latest mouse heroes promise more ripping, gripping mystery and adventure. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this first book of The Song of the Winns trilogy, mouse siblings try to rescue their missing brother and become perilously embroiled in political intrigue involving ginger mice. Read full book review >

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THE SPIES OF GERANDER by Frances Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An animated sequel that does not disappoint. (map) (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Four stalwart mice return in this second book of The Song of the Winns, risking their lives as spies to help liberate Gerander from oppressive neighboring Souris. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, Little has a lively imagination; after playing so fast and loose with nonfiction, it will be interesting to see what he comes up with next. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The subtitle clarifies Little's approach in his first book: ``And More Little-Known Facts and a Few Fibs About Other Animals.'' Both droll and silly, it will need some book-talking to find an audience. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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IN THE NAME OF LOVE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

Cover Story: I Left My Heart in San Francisco

BFF Charm: Yay x2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair

Bonus Factors: LGBTQIA, San Francisco, Tami Taylor Award for Awesome Motherhood

Relationship Status: Insta-bestie

Cover Story: I Left My Heart in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CROSSFIRE by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

The late Dick Francis's 44th, and last, canter around the track echoes several of his greatest hits. Read full book review >