Search Results: "Elana Wesley"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Hass graces Gaza with revolutionary fire, but ultimately, her book only proves that nothing positive is built on rage."
Remarkable but vehemently Marxist reportage from an Israeli journalist who adopts Gaza as her home. Read full book review >

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THE DELHI DECEPTION by Elana Sabharwal
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"A swift pace will keep readers hooked as the timely, intriguing plot unravels."
In Sabharwal's debut romantic thriller, a 30-something South African journalist travels to Delhi, falls for a mysterious charmer and inadvertently becomes a pawn in a secret mission to uncover a sinister underworld of human trafficking and international crime. Read full book review >

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POSSESSION by Elana Johnson
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Moral subtlety loses out to breathless pacing; the ending is derivative of Scott Westerfeld's superior Uglies (2005). (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This debut dystopia succeeds at suspense and tension but fails at moral complexity. Read full book review >

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Case Two: Big Bully Holly Howler by Elana Ashley
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"Young readers should sympathize with the compassionate heroine, and perhaps start to feel empathy for others."
An alien detective and his elephant friends return in this second issue-based adventure for grade schoolers, filled with brightly colored photographs of puppet characters. Read full book review >

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SACRED by Elana K. Arnold
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Schlock. (Paranormal romance. 13-16)"
Scarlett's peaceful life on Catalina Island bifurcated last spring into the time Before Ronny Died and her miserable present. Read full book review >

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WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF by Elana K. Arnold
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"Unflinchingly candid, unapologetically girl, and devastatingly vital. (author's note) (Fiction. 13-17)"
Pulling back the curtain on the wizard of social expectations, Arnold (Infandous, 2015, etc.) explores the real, knotted, messy, thriving heartbeat of young womanhood. Read full book review >

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HAPHAZARD HOUSE by Mary Wesley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 30, 1993

"Haunting—in several senses. (Fiction. 12+)"
Past and future tangle in a mare's-nest around a modern British family in this wry, complex ghost story from Wesley, a well-known author of adult books (A Dubious Legacy, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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MISFORTUNE by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2005

"Blend Tristram Shandy with, say, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and you have something of the spirit of this spirited tale: a most promising debut."
I'm a boy, but my mother won't admit it: an entertaining yet philosophically inclined stroll along some decidedly little-visited lanes and mews in Georgian England. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE SPACE RAIDERS FROM SPACE! by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"If readers wanted to describe this book in Internet terms, they would be emoticons: wide-eyed surprise, tears at a few late revelations and many smiley faces at the end. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Jonah Hillcrest is not exactly a Marty Stu. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE HERE by Wesley Gibson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2004

"The limp-wrist aesthetic lingers, even as Gibson skillfully turns thoughtful, serious, and clever."
Bright young writer moves from Southern Baptist Virginia to the impious Big City and lands lodgings with roommates, in this latest gay-coming-of-age picaresque. Read full book review >

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CHARLES JESSOLD, CONSIDERED AS A MURDERER by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Stace's versatility makes this one just about irresistible."
Nabokovian cunning distinguishes this energetic third novel from the British-born author of well-received historical fiction (by George, 2007, etc.), who leads another artistic life as popular singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding. Read full book review >

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THE WORDS I CHOSE by Wesley McNair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"Sensibly wrought, without lyrical affectation."
A New England poet and teacher affectingly recalls finding his voice amid a rural New Hampshire childhood deeply scarred by divorce and discipline. Read full book review >