Search Results: "E.C. Belli"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Unfocused, and not for the fainthearted, but a clarion call for the like-minded that will perhaps attract the curious as well."
An intellectual autobiography by the French activist who wrote Time for Outrage, the pamphlet some claim sparked the Arab Spring. Read full book review >

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THE DIABLO DIARY by Joseph Belli
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 31, 2017

"Informative, provocative, and engaging, if somewhat out of date."
A debut that blends personal essays and natural history to describe a mountain range in California. Read full book review >

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EITHER SIDE OF THE LOTUS by Raymond Belli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2009

"An uneven but occasionally entertaining bit of juvenilia."
A patient uncovers sinister goings-on at a mental hospital in this overwrought fantasy. Read full book review >

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THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE by E.C. Osondu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A wide-ranging portrait of an African community largely at odds with itself."
The patriarch of a large extended family rules over his kingdom in a family home on the edge of an African village. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE PANTHER by E.C. Ayres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1997

"A heavily detailed look at roads less traveled, a scary take on the lunatic fringe, some quirky characters, and an unflappable detective—all make the third in this series the liveliest and most readable of Lowell's adventures yet."
The conventional picture of Florida's theme parks, lush condos, and early-bird dinners gets short shrift here as Ayres homes in on southern Florida's alligator-infested Big Cypress Swamp, bordered by hunting preserves, protected state lands, and miles of citrus groves. Read full book review >

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THE EPIC OF CLAIR by E.C. Hansen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Dogmatic themes and clunky lyrics combine for a dyspeptic ride through this futuristic bildungsroman. (Dystopian epic. 14-18)"
Hansen chooses the ancient epic form and more or less blank verse to tell this postmodern tale of social upheaval in 21st-century Minneapolis-St. Paul. Read full book review >

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VOICE OF AMERICA by E.C. Osondu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A promising, if a bit repetitive debut. These tales are often horrific in outline, but Osondu's warm, humane, bemused tone deepens rather than undermines their impact."
Osondu's first collection is a grim but compassionate look at desperate Nigerians both at home and abroad. Read full book review >

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SPEED BONNIE BOAT by Alfredo Belli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2017

"A rendition more poignant than patriotic with, at least in the rhymed portions, the cadence of a lullaby. (map) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An illustrated version of the ever popular Scottish "Skye Boat Song," with added lyrics and historical background. Read full book review >

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DEPTH OF LIES by E.C. Diskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sometimes-glib mystery that's at its best when it explores what lies beneath the surface of suburbia."
A woman's search for answers after her friend is found dead in a bathtub uncovers secrets and lies in this novel. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN, SON OF SAGIRA by E.C. Holley
Released: May 28, 2012

"Cat and magic fans, unite!"
The cats are not what they seem. Read full book review >

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A NICE LITTLE BEACH TOWN by E.C. Ward
Released: April 17, 1989

The "nice little beach town" is White's Bay, California, where narrator-hero Chandler Cairns—a 40-ish teacher of high-school English—has lived for years, renting an apartment from old Norwegian fisherman Sven ("Finn") Read full book review >

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FRESH WATER by E.C. Pielou
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Pielou writes with clarity and a feel for words, and her affection for the subject at hand is immediately and infectiously communicated to readers. (81 b&w illustrations)"
A crystal-clear introduction to the physics, character, and exquisite grace of fresh water, from naturalist Pielou (After the Ice Age, not reviewed). Read full book review >