Search Results: "Emily Arsenault"


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IN SEARCH OF THE ROSE NOTES by Emily Arsenault
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"Arsenault (The Broken Teaglass, 2009) spins a tale that's sensitive, chilling and compellingly told in chapters alternating the troubled present with the even more turbulent past."
Former best friends reunite to solve the mystery of their babysitter. Read full book review >

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THE EVENING SPIDER by Emily Arsenault
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A striking reminder that today's domesticity is not too far removed from that of the 19th century."
Arsenault (What Strange Creatures, 2014, etc.) immerses readers in the grisly past of a New England town as one modern-day woman is caught in the grip of her home's history.Read full book review >

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THE LEAF READER by Emily Arsenault
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Arsenault's page-ripping whodunit not only will send readers running for their tea kettles, but packs the thrill of self-discovery and acceptance amid base adversity: a rich, rewarding teen debut. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A teenager's sixth sense opens up a world of intrigue. Read full book review >

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MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE by Emily Arsenault
Released: July 31, 2012

"Flawed but effective."
An uneven mystery about a murdered writer researching the suspicious death of her own mother. Read full book review >

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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COLETTE'S LOST PET by Isabelle Arsenault
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Arsenault's story has the feel of a campfire song, increasingly fun and outrageous until the joyful end and its promise of new friendships. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Colette's family moves to Montreal's Mile End, and her mother tells her, "For the last time, NO PET," before shooing her outside to explore the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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MY LETTER TO THE WORLD by Emily Dickinson
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Teen Dickinson fans will enjoy this volume, but it is unlikely to make her poetry truly accessible to novices. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
This slender volume offers seven of Dickinson's haunting, ethereal and sometimes morbid poems, accompanied by Arsenault's appropriately delicate, intriguing mixed-media illustrations. Read full book review >

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GRAVEWRITER by Mark Arsenault
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"Despite the scattershot plot, Arsenault's terrific writing (Speak Ill of the Living, 2005, etc.) makes this a page-turner."
A juror with heavy emotional baggage becomes the target of a ruthless killer. Read full book review >

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ALPHA by Isabelle Arsenault
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"For kids who may have heard the letters used in movies or on TV, learning this code alphabet could turn into a game; otherwise this is more an art book for adults than an alphabet book for children. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Themed alphabet books are a dime a dozen, but this distinguishes itself by illustrating the NATO phonetic alphabet, officially named the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet. Read full book review >

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LA VITA by Donald Arsenault
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2016

"A straightforwardly told chronicle that will appeal to readers with an interest in genealogy."
Novelist-playwright Arsenault (The Company Way, 2012, etc.), drawing on his own family's background, describes an Italian wife's reluctant immigration to New England in the 1920s and the drama that ensues.Read full book review >

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LOOT THE MOON by Mark Arsenault
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Billy's second has the same assets and liabilities as its predecessor (Gravewriter, 2006): sharp, stylish prose and a great cast of supporting characters much more interesting than the hero."
Was the judge's murder a carjacking gone bad, or something more sinister? Read full book review >

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SPEAK ILL OF THE LIVING by Mark Arsenault
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Few surprises in the plot, but Arsenault (Spike, 2004) is a crackling good stylist with a knack for quirky characters."
A rumpled Massachusetts reporter gets the hottest leads on a dangerous story from his long-lost brother, a prison inmate. Read full book review >