Search Results: "Di Toft"


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THE TWILIGHT CIRCUS by Di Toft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Definitely a continuation rather than a freestanding episode, but the author keeps her ongoing plot galloping along and adds an assortment of marvelous new creatures to the cast. (Fantasy.10-13) "
An old foe sets a deadly trap for two young werewolves in a sequel framed by family reunions and positively festooned with hideous vampires. Read full book review >

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WOLVEN by Di Toft
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Expect sequels. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The hamlet of Temple Gurney seems ordinary enough—discounting the odd witch, spooky woods and old manor house with a supersecret laboratory. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD THAT WE WANT by Kim Michelle Toft
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"A gorgeous look at the interdependence of life on this earth, and a treasure to share with a youngster. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
In a "house that Jack built" pattern, Toft introduces readers to the many habitats that overlap to support the multitude of life on "the world that we want." Read full book review >

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GIRL WONDER AND THE TERRIFIC TWINS by Malorie Blackman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"B&w pencil drawings of all the mishaps. (Fiction. 6-8.)"
Maxine and her younger twin brothers imagine themselves to be superheroes as they confront everyday problems—like how to retrieve their soccer ball from a grouchy neighbor's flowerbed, rescue a cat from a tree, or persuade their mother to let them have a pet. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY TO CALIFORNIA by Joseph Di Prisco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A subway ride with many stops, almost all of them interesting and entertaining."
A self-confessed "minor poet" and "novelist famous for his obscurity" reflects on his strange, eventful life. Read full book review >

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THE ALZHAMMER by Joseph Di Prisco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Lively but broad and overcaffeinated."
Di Prisco's latest is part Mafia thriller, part comic farce, part lament about the anguish of dementia—and all hyperkinetic. Read full book review >

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DROUGHT by Debra Di Blasi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 1997

"Conclusion: Aside from the memorable terseness of the prose, which in this case makes divinity of brevity, not much ground here hasn't been covered before—and better."
Out of a bleak postmodernist vision of the Midwest come two desiccated husks of novellas, both about souring relationships and sex-as-violation, in a bone-dry debut. Read full book review >

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A VENETIAN AFFAIR by Andrea di Robilant
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Strong potential, poor execution."
An 18th-century affair in Venice revealed in the lovers' myriad letters, some only recently discovered. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR OF GONDWANALAND by Paul Di Filippo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2005

"Satisfying though it is, the collection makes one wish Di Filippo would go full out and give us a novel every now and again."
A polymath artist of the fantastic throws out some whiz-bang ideas conjured with virtuosic skill. Read full book review >

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MISE EN PLACE OF LIFE by Catherine A. Di Giovanni
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 5, 2013

"A short, poignant collection of expressions capturing a year of recovery and hope."
In this short book of journal entries, photos, recipes and poems, Di Giovanni recounts the harrowing tale of a car accident that changed her life and career. Read full book review >

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FRACTAL PAISLEYS by Paul Di Filippo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1997

"Di Filippo is often adept at twanging the heartstrings of nostalgia, but his brand of humor too often manifests itself as no more than a glassy grin."
Ten tales, 198997, including two previously unpublished, in this second collection, following Ribofunk (1996). Read full book review >