Search Results: "Eleanor Morse"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"Morse brings the natural world of Botswana to vivid life, but her idealization of Isaac and all the black Africans as noble victims does them a disservice by making them two-dimensional in contrast to the three-dimensional whites."
Morse's third novel (An Unexpected Forest, 2007, etc.) details the overlapping lives of a young black man escaping South African apartheid in 1976, around the time of Stephen Biko's murder, and the white American woman who employs him in Botswana. Read full book review >

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MAGIC PICKLE AND THE PLANET OF THE GRAPES by Scott Morse
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Readers will be smirkin' at the exploits of this gherkin. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
When the whole planet's in a dilly of a dilemma, who ya gonna call? Read full book review >

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MAGIC PICKLE by Scott Morse
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Diverting and dill-ectable. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
Different plot, different format, same cast: Running in parallel to published chapter-book episodes such as Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes (2007), this scenario-setter introduces the bulked-up cuke superhero. Read full book review >

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THE IRON BRIDGE by David Morse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Time travel and its consequences are the least satisfactory aspects of this first novel, an otherwise richly evocative and fascinating piece of historical speculation."
By the year 2047, following ecological collapse and the Petroleum Wars, vast areas of the globe are radioactive, governments have splintered into corporate fiefdoms, and mutating viruses are mopping up the few survivors. Read full book review >

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THE HABIT by Susan Morse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A lively testament to a complicated though loving mother-daughter relationship."
A page-turning, humorous account of one woman's experience during her difficult mother's turbulent journey into old age. Read full book review >

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YELLOW BLUE BUS MEANS I LOVE YOU by Morse Hamilton
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"As rich and complex as the author's fine first novel, Effie's House (1990). (Fiction. 12+)"
Russian-born Timur Vorobyov (``Tim Boyd'') is sent by his hard-working parents to New Hampshire's prestigious ``Aviary Prep.'' He's an affectionate son and fine student, but even four years in NYC haven't prepared him for his privileged new classmates' sophistication. Read full book review >

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The Sweetheart Deal by Allison Morse
Released: May 15, 2015

"A satisfying romance bolstered by strong characters, detailed settings, and surprising plot twists."
In Morse's debut romance, a business deal reunites a woman with the man who betrayed her years earlier. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF EDEN MOTEL by Morse Hamilton
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This beautifully crafted book, long on plot, feeling, and suspense, features protagonists that are drawn with realism and depth. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Setting the story in the early 1950s, Hamilton has penned a slow-moving but ultimately touching character study about a boy learning to love his new stepfather. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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THE DOG STAYS IN THE PICTURE by Susan Morse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2014

"A low-key and authentic memoir."
One woman's story of facing domestic changes in midlife with the assistance of an anxious dog. Read full book review >

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HOOP GENIUS by John Coy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Given its limited scope, both hoops fans—who will be familiar with this story from rule and sports-history books—and newbies may feel this book has left them circling the rim. (author's note; selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
This picture-book basketball history spotlights how James Naismith came to invent the game now played around the world. Read full book review >

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LOSS by Jackie Morse Kessler
Released: March 20, 2012

"A book about 'bullies and bruises and babysitting Gramps' with apocalyptic interludes—the End cannot come quickly enough. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Bullied Billy Ballard must take Pestilence's crown and ride with the Horsemen of the Apocalypse or let the world be destroyed, in this third book in the Riders of the Apocalypse Quartet. Read full book review >