Search Results: "David Francis"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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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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 >

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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"As Spadaro writes, Pope Francis understands that 'One must not complicate God, especially if this complication distances God from the people.' People's Pope indeed. (Religion. 4-12)"
The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRUIT by Brian Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2004

"A lovely and odd take on a time many of us would just as soon forget."
Peter is an average eighth grader, except that his nipples are speaking to him. Read full book review >