Search Results: "Emily Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST SUMMER OF THE WORLD by Emily Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A novel in which the chaos and fragmentation of war mirror the chaos and fragmentation of personal relationships."
A debut novel about Edward Steichen, photography, WWI and a love triangle. Read full book review >

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VIRAL by Emily Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2015

"A rich collection that takes the familiar obsessions of love and loneliness and views them from uncanny angles in ways that are magical, cutting, and intensely recognizable."
Mitchell (The Last Summer of the World, 2007) offers readers 12 distinct stories that combine the mundane and the very strange to turn ordinary life inside out, examining familiar feelings through a lens of bizarre and sometimes-magical details.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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TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The discoveries that compelled their change of heart lend surprising twists to the narrative—one likely to be of great interest to students of Cold War history and true crime."
A former FBI agent and his coauthor spouse revisit a bungled, long-forgotten spy case and turn up the smoking gun. Read full book review >

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ORANGE PEAR APPLE BEAR by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: May 22, 2007

"The creamy background and gray typeface complement the light lines and bright colors of the fruits, and the bear is a striking example of how, in this case at least, less is definitely more. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Loose line-and-watercolor illustrations ring the changes on all the possible combinations of the four title words in this deliciously playful romp. Read full book review >

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MAMA TRIED by Emily Flake
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A mixed bag of a graphic memoir. Alternadad, meet Indie-mom."
A graphic narrative provides a hipster's guide to motherhood. Read full book review >

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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BEAR & HARE GO FISHING by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Funny and quick, with excellent art that's curbed by its tight frame. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An easygoing fishing trip yields unexpected catches. Read full book review >

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MATILDA'S CAT by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Even Matilda's cat would like this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A master of animal countenance, Gravett pairs an expressive cat with a busy kid and winks at the difference between textual and visual message. Read full book review >

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BLUE CHAMELEON by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Both chameleons and friendship populate children's picture books liberally, but this one's well worth adding to the shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lonely chameleon pines for a pal. Read full book review >

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BEAR & HARE by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A mischievous addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Two friends have vastly different experiences in the snow. Read full book review >