Search Results: "Elizabeth West"


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MIRRORWORK by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"An eye-opening anthology, and the best introduction to the large body of distinctive fiction being generated by Indian writers."
"Love. Madness. 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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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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SPLIT SECOND by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A fast, smart thriller populated by lively characters. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Best friends Addie and Laila uncover secrets about their community and the development of supernatural abilities. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2013

"An antidote to dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, this Cinderella story is sweet and hopeful. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Caymen is 17 and on the cusp of college when she meets Xander and discovers there's more to a guy than his bank-account balance. Read full book review >

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GO TELL IT TO THE TOUCAN by Colin West
Released: Nov. 12, 1990

Rollicking, repetitive verse tells how Jumbo the elephant asks various of his friends to get the toucan to announce his—Jumbo's—birthday, with the satisfying surprise that the friends gather together with one another before they find the messenger. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 1989

British readers' appetite for fresh slants on Soviet penetration of UK security services is apparently insatiable. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDS by Paul West
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Word enthusiasts will find trivia and treasure here."
This wonderfully curious and eclectic volume falls somewhere between a quirky dictionary and a romantic sonnet. Read full book review >

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OK by Paul West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"West's enduring curiosity, energy, and 'chutzpah' make him one of the most consistently interesting novelists at work today—and OK is one of his most interesting books."
The mythology of the American West has once again begun to take hold of some of our best writers' imaginations—notably so in this sharply imagined 18th novel by the versatile stylist whose widely ranging fiction includes, most recently, Life With Swan (1999). Read full book review >