Search Results: "Deanna Heikkinen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SKIN OF THE SKY by Elena Poniatowska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"A great concept, but it reads like Poniatowska gave up in the middle of the second draft."
A poor young man grows up to be an eminent astronomer. Read full book review >

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HERE’S TO YOU, JESÚSA! by Elena Poniatowska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Ho-hum as either fiction or history."
First English edition of a 1969 novel by the renowned Mexican author (Tinisima, 1996): a fictionalized life of a soldadera who followed the Mexican Revolution's soldiers on campaign that reads like a poorly edited oral biography. Read full book review >

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SILENT IN THE GRAVE by Deanna Raybourn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Smart and stylish: Bring on the sequel."
Who killed the English lord? Raybourn's debut is a lighthearted pastiche of a Victorian murder mystery. Read full book review >

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JUNGLE DRUM by Deanna Wundrow
Released: April 1, 1999

"Hand-painted paper collages lend dimensionality to every forest creature, plant, and tree, alternately concealing and revealing animals, and offering vibrant surprises; these jungle murals buzz with color and texture in an animated and expressive work. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All the jungle's a stage for the resounding chittering, chattering, chirping, and croaking sounds of the rainforest creatures. Read full book review >

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SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY by Deanna Raybourn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A sassy heroine and a masterful, secretive hero. Fans of romantic mystery could ask no more—except the promised sequel."
The March family has the reputation of being wild as March hares, but when it comes to murder they are no fools. Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS MOTHER by Deanna Kawatski
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Bruisingly honest, rich in the details of daily life, but with a paucity of insight that would give deeper meaning to this adventure. (B&w photographs—not seen)"
This is an unevenly told personal account of a woman who married and raised two children in the Canadian wilderness. Read full book review >

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From Pain to Parenthood by Deanna Kahler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2013

"An engaging memoir that offers gentle, caring advice about surviving grief and moving forward."
Kahler, in her debut memoir, recounts the pain of her miscarriagesand the healing process that finally led her to decide to adopt. Read full book review >

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A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS by Deanna Raybourn
Released: April 30, 2013

"An exotic journey of redemption."
Part romance, part travelogue, part murder mystery, featuring characters whose paths cross in the wilds of Africa. Read full book review >

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A TREACHEROUS CURSE by Deanna Raybourn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"The third adventure for the attractively eccentric duo is a clever and witty follow-up to A Perilous Undertaking (2017)."
Two Edwardian sleuths search for a missing member of a star-crossed archaeological expedition. Read full book review >

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A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING by Deanna Raybourn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Although Raybourn's wit and whimsy veer dangerously close to the twee, you have to admire her self-sufficient heroine, who divides her attention so comfortably between lepidoptery and Victorian sexcapades."
An unconventional 19th-century sleuth and her equally eccentric sidekick uncover dark secrets of the upper class in this sequel to A Curious Beginning (2015). Read full book review >

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Life, Love, and Unity by Deanna Jameson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2014

"Fanciful, overreaching love story featuring a saintly hero, autism and other family issues."
Smitten at first sight, Michael pursues Ann, who has an autistic child and abusive ex-husband, in this debut romance novel. Read full book review >

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The Needle's Eye by Deanna Nese
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"A tantalizing glimpse into a captivating world and an intense friendship sure to leave readers wanting more.
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The fates of two young students remain forever changed when two parallel realms intersect in this YA fantasy novel. Read full book review >