Search Results: "Elizabeth C. Bunce"


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LIAR'S MOON by Elizabeth C. Bunce
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Simply put, a darn good read. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A solid fantasy sequel embroils its irresistible heroine in mystery, intrigue and romance (StarCrossed, 2010). Read full book review >

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A CURSE DARK AS GOLD by Elizabeth C. Bunce
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Slow pacing and a protagonist with infuriating secretiveness may deter some readers, but those who stick it out will find substance and beauty. (author's note) (Fantasy. YA)"
In a hefty, thoughtful Rumpelstiltskin tale, Charlotte Miller fights and strains and sacrifices to embody her surname. Read full book review >

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STARCROSSED by Elizabeth C. Bunce
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

An adolescent thief threads a treacherous labyrinth of politics and sorcery in this fine series opener. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Curiously unsatisfying, particularly in asides involving the author (as when she likens a career in venture capitalism to autism, and relates tales of a Tibetan excursion), the book is redeemed by the acknowledgment of the patience, dedication, love and listening required between every parent and child."
A mother-and-daughter collaboration employing poetry reveals how "the impenetrable walls of autism" are breached. Read full book review >

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MURDER OF THE MONTH by Elizabeth C. Main
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2005

"Main's debut features many high-spirited alarums and excursions but no clues and no real detection. When Jane tries to kill time by begging the cornered murderer to explain himself, everything he tells her comes as a complete surprise."
An out-of-control daughter's wild accusations drag her mother into a murder case. Read full book review >

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NO REST FOR THE WICKED by Elizabeth C. Main
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 2011

"Main's sophomore outing features some amusing characters, but Jane is still a clueless sleuth."
The murder of a con artist shakes things up in Juniper, Oreg. Read full book review >

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HOW DOES SLEEP COME? by Jeanne C.  Blackmore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Any number of sleepy bedtime tales are sleepier and bedtimier than this. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sleepy-bye story that doesn't work on any number of levels, despite Jacob's starry blanket and sweet-faced mama. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"A thorough, provocative discourse on just about every aspect of the joys and sorrows of all those involved in the adoption process. (For a look at adoption from the adoptee's point of view, see Sarah Saffian, Ithaka: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found, p. 1365.)"
An absorbing memoir of one birth mother's experiences, interspersed with an array of narratives, musings, facts, and statistics on the theme of adoption. Read full book review >

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UP WHERE THE AIR IS CLEAR
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: High in the Sky

BFF Charm: Yay x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: The Adventures of Black Dove and White Raven

Bonus Factors: Ethiopian History, Pilots

Relationship Status: Love You Like a Brother

 

Cover Story: High in the Sky

The cover is perfect for this book ...


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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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