Search Results: "E.M. Kokie"


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PERSONAL EFFECTS by E.M. Kokie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A fine addition to the literature of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
"Embrace the suck," is Matt Foster's older brother T.J.'s advice to him, and he's got a whole lot of suck to embrace. Read full book review >

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RADICAL by E.M. Kokie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A hard, cleareyed look at coming of age in a prejudiced world. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Bex struggles to find acceptance for her nontraditional gender expression and her sexual orientation within her family and within the doomsday survivalist community she longs to join. Read full book review >

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GETTING LINCOLN'S GOAT by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Goldman (Money to Burn, 1994, etc.) has a snappy, comic style, dead-on for the genre; with a suspenseful plot, totally credible and fun characters, and enough romance to oil the works, this novel is simply a hoot. (Fiction. 10+)"
This comic mystery introduces a refreshing teen detective, Elliot Armbruster, a slightly nerdy 15-year-old who longs to be like his TV hero, Dangerous Dan McGrew. Read full book review >

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The Deadbringer by E.M. Markoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2016

"A bevy of rich characters, plot twists, and possible paths for future books."
A teenage boy who's able to summon souls and revive corpses flees with his uncle from those seeking to eliminate his kind in the first installment of debut author Markoff's fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT ROOM by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Goldman is a rare writer who can present the story from the point-of-view of either gender; as a result, this novel will reach deep inside readers' own hopes and dreams. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a bizarre premise, seven high-school juniors take part in an experiment with virtual reality: a simulation of their ten-year reunion. Read full book review >

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Released: April 11, 2006

"A warm portrait of motherhood and the struggles of being a single parent."
From a working single mother, a colorful account of the struggles and triumphs of raising her son while maintaining her sanity. Read full book review >

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CASTLES ON THE SAND by E.M.  Tippetts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A fast-paced blend of high-stakes drama and average teenage concerns (sex, appearance, friends), capped with a welcome message of hope."
A 16-year-old girl burdened with a tangle of adult and teenage worries gets some unexpected help when a long-lost sibling appears on her doorstep. Read full book review >

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MORNINGS AND MOURNING by E.M. Broner
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Full of sound and fury, signifying very little."
An unfocused harangue that leaves the reader feeling as little sympathy for the author as for the traditional Jewish institution she attacks: the separation of men and women during prayer. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEP OF REASON by E.M. Dadlez
Released: Dec. 10, 2011

"Though certain plot lines felt a little too drawn out and exhaustive, Dadlez succeeds in crafting an entertaining story by shining a humorous light on the backdoor politics and self-serving agendas in the world of academia."
A satirical story on the inner workings of a university and its reflection on higher learning. Read full book review >

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THE HILL OF DEVI by E.M. Forster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1953

"In any list, this book will stand high for literary favor."
A collection of letters, recording Forster's remembrances of India and written during his visits in 1912-13 and again in 1921 when he served briefly as secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas. Read full book review >

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MAURICE by E.M. Forster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 1971

"The book ultimately becomes a literary curio, perhaps socially useful (prominent figures make the gay world a little more respectable) but uninteresting except as a historical document to people hip enough to realize that a person's sexual preference isn't all that important, or, once the shouting is over and the novelty accepted, even terribly interesting."
It is tempting to suggest that E. M. Forster should have left his long heralded and posthumously published novel about homosexual love back where it belonged, a little before the First World War, fifty years before Gay Lib and the Wolfenden Report. Read full book review >

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THE SHEIK by E.M. Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Or simply more fodder for those students of anything and everything: the so-called cultural-studies crowd."
Most remembered as the source for the famous Valentino movie (of the same name), The Sheik kicks off a new series from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. Read full book review >