Search Results: "Emily Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ODYSSEY by Emily Wilson
translated by Emily Wilson, by Homer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"More faithful to the original but less astonishing than Christopher Logue's work and lacking some of the music of Fagles' recent translations of Homer; still, a readable and worthy effort."
Fresh version of one of the world's oldest epic poems, a foundational text of Western literature. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Sensitive and luminously written."
A perceptive biography of one of the country's great gardeners and gardening writers. Read full book review >

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LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Story Time
Bonus Factors:
 Time Travel, Adoption, Supporting Cast
Relationship Status: Honeymoon Stage

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Do you ever wish that books received similar treatment as TV or movies? Not only ...


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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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THE SPIRITS WITHIN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Signs of You by Emily France

Cover Story: Popular on Instagram

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Spiritual Suspense

Bonus Factor: Religious Mystery

Relationship Status: Kindred Spirits

 

Cover Story: Popular on Instagram

This cover image definitely looks like an image one might stumble across on Instagram’s Explore page. That’s not to say ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 15, 2014

"A sure winner for any reader with a yen to become permanently terrified. Brilliant. (Graphic horror. 13-18)"
A print and Web comics artist offers five creep-out chillers (four new) with folk-tale motifs and thoroughly disquieting art. Read full book review >

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WOLF WON'T BITE! by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"A slightly cryptic but satisfying wolf/pig reversal. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three carny pigs push a patient wolf too far in Gravett's latest. Read full book review >

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DOGS by Emily Gravett
by Emily Gravett, illustrated by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"The last spread reveals the identity of the narrator—which, in classic Gravett fashion, will make readers chuckle and then rethink the entire book that preceded it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"I love dogs," states an unseen narrator at the beginning of this winningly simple opposites book. Read full book review >

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MEERKAT MAIL by Emily Gravett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Along with humor and suspense, she folds snippets of natural history into the tale—and it's worth noting that meerkats outdo even kittens for cuteness and personality. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A restless meerkat's wanderjahr lasts just six days, but that's long enough to visit as many members of his far-flung clan. Read full book review >