Search Results: "Donna Tartt"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A standout—and well worth the wait."
A long-awaited, elegant meditation on love, memory and the haunting power of art. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE FRIEND by Donna Tartt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, the characters are gritty and appealing, and the story holds you throughout. Tartt appears to have struck gold once again."
The successor to Tartt's wildly successful debut (The Secret History, 1992) is another ambitious dark-hued melodrama—destined for big sales, though it's an intermittently creaky performance. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Les Nerds du Mal—and about as deep (if not nearly as involving) as a TV movie."
The Brat Pack meets The Bacchae in this precious, way-too-long, and utterly unsuspenseful town-and-gown murder tale. Read full book review >

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INTO THE VOLCANO by Donna O’Meara
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like titles in Houghton Mifflin's Science in the Field series, this volume will introduce young readers to a passionate scientist at work. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
At 32, O'Meara went back to college and fell in love with volcanoes and the instructor who introduced her to volcano watching; they have been researching volcanism ever since. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

David Greenberg, would-be future anchor of The Daily Show, enters middle school with problems: Longtime best friend Elliott has abandoned him for new, nastier and bigger friends, David hasn't spoken with his runaway mother in months and he's dumbstruck by a sudden crush on adorable, peppermint-scented redhead Sophie Meyers. Read full book review >

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LILY AND DUNKIN by Donna Gephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Gephart's compassion is noble, but it's not enough to make Lily's story resonate. (resources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lily is trans and is facing puberty, which will make her look less than herself than she does now, while new kid Dunkin's manic impulsiveness makes him a misfit; though they click immediately, life gets complicated. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S BANSHEE by Donna Hosie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Series fans will be thrilled by this screamingly funny return to Hell. (Paranormal suspense. 15 & up)"
The Devil's Intern series continues, narrated this time by Alfarin the Viking prince. Read full book review >

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THE BODY MARKET by Donna Freitas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"Skip the lukewarm romance to get to the eventful ending. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Skylar's floundering after the deceptions and betrayals uncovered in Unplugged (2016). Read full book review >

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WORTHY by Donna Cooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, it's a fairly conventional high school romance, slightly elevated by the feminist elements. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A girl struggling to find her own voice learns how to speak like herself. Read full book review >