Search Results: "Ella Thorp Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF MY INDIAN PRINCE by Ella Thorp Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

"There is equally little here to occupy the readers, but for romance lovers there is a certain charm in the unique setting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A fictionalized memoir of a young girl's romance with an exotic Indian Prince while seeking a cure for her tuberculosis in a sanitarium in 1946. Read full book review >

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RIVER by Roderick Thorp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Dark, windy, and thoroughly nasty, finally gathering the momentum of a train filled with a grotesque and horrific cargo. (First printing of 75,000)"
Thorp's latest blockbuster (Rainbow Drive, 1986, etc.) provides a fictional solution to the Green River murders that raged through the Pacific Northwest in the 1980's—and an explanation of why there was never any real-life solution to the 50-plus killings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An artful quest—curious, full of misgivings, humble: 'searching for something was liberating, even though the object of the search had begun to feel more and more irrelevant.' (Line drawings)"
A welcome and shrewd meditation on looking for a mountain lion and the art of seeing. Read full book review >

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HUDSON HATES SCHOOL by Ella  Hudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"It's no wonder that Hudson hates school, and it's hard to see how readers will feel any different. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hudson has many interests, but school is a misery for him until he learns to work with his dyslexia. Read full book review >

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IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >

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IT STARTED WITH A KISS by Ella Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"In fact, the happy and chaotic family life that takes place around the edges of the love story is what makes this novel so delightful. A fun read."
A foolish duke is too proud to tell his beloved about his problems and almost loses her as a result. Read full book review >

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Blackberry Women by Ella Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2007

"A well-intentioned but unpolished novel of a family's bleak existence in the rural South."
A historical novel from Williams (Strength to Carry On, 1998) that tells a story of the lives and struggles of an African-American farming family in the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Thorp's in-the-trenches account of gaming the system(s) is a pleasure—and instructive, too."
You can't time the market, and you can't beat the house. Right? Wrong. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN GOLD by Ella Burakowski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Readers who persevere will discover an affirmation of human courage. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Burakowski's debut novel, based on her mother's Holocaust experiences, describes a prominent Polish family's desperate struggle to endure. Read full book review >

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SECRETS AND LIES by Ella Monroe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Chick-lit on steroids. (Chick-lit. 12-16)"
In Washington, politics permeates everything, even the relationships of its adolescents in this second installment in the Capital Girls series. Read full book review >

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BREATH AND SHADOWS by Ella Leffland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"He's an amazing creation in this, Leffland's best novel yet."
An enthralling generational novel, the first in ten years from this Danish-American author (The Knight, Death, and the Devil, 1990, etc.), vividly reflects both the contemporary interest in researching family history and the haunting reconstructions of the past that distinguish the popular fiction of Denmark's Peter H—eg. Read full book review >

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SEA ANGEL by Ella McLella
Released: April 27, 2009

"A story that sparkles like its protagonist's gossamer transparent wings."
Sandrine, a Sea Angel tasked with protecting the sea, finds herself in need of rescue when a greedy diver plucks her from the ocean waters. Read full book review >