Search Results: "Elizabeth Svoboda"


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WHAT MAKES A HERO? by Elizabeth Svoboda
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A satisfying investigation of the mechanics of heroism."
A personal quest to become more mindful takes science writer Svoboda on a search for outstanding examples of heroism and how they relate to altruism. Read full book review >

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CANNIBAL by Terese Svoboda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1995

"Sharp-boned writing that echoes for hours, but sometimes its message is confused."
A moving, albeit flawed, debut: the odyssey of a young woman searching for her identity on the plains of Africa. Read full book review >

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TIN GOD by Terese Svoboda
Released: March 16, 2006

"Exasperating."
Unsatisfying and opaque novella from poet and writer Svoboda (Trailer Girl, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"An awkwardly self-conscious but affecting blend of history and memoir."
Poet and novelist Svoboda (Tin God, 2006, etc.) chronicles her uncle's odyssey in occupied Japan and unearths some troubling truths about the U.S. military. Read full book review >

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TRAILER GIRL by Terese Svoboda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Ambitious writing, but, for the reader, more effortful than rewarding."
From poet and writer Svoboda (A Drink Called Paradise, 1999), a novella and 14 small and usually gnomic stories in a collection that has some moments of allure but puzzles and poses more than it stirs. Read full book review >

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BOHEMIAN GIRL by Terese Svoboda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Difficult, but worth it for a marvelous heroine with an iron will and a unique voice."
Enslaved to an Indian to settle her father's gambling debt, a young girl escapes and makes her own way in mid-19th-century Nebraska. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING THAT BURNS YOU by Terese Svoboda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A revealing, though at times overly detailed, portrait."
A passionate defender of the poor and oppressed receives a full-length biography. Read full book review >

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A DRINK CALLED PARADISE by Terese Svoboda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Svoboda writes in a meditative style that seems incapable of containing a narrative, much less relating it."
Poet and novelist Svoboda (Cannibal, 1995) offers an oddly disjointed account of a young woman stranded on a tiny Pacific island recently contaminated by radioactive fallout. Read full book review >

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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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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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