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BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MOON by Mathieu Mariolle
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"However, with its upbeat palette (courtesy of Pop), manga-inspired art and hip characters, this charmer is sure to please preteen girls. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
Bubble-gum-tinged whimsy abounds in this stylish French graphic-novel import. Read full book review >

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BAKE YOU A PIE by Ellen Olson-Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"It barely stands alone without the CD, but it's bright and catchy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Peppy paeans to pie . . . with pix! Read full book review >

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TWISTED FATE by Norah Olson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A goose-bump-raising psychological thriller that will engross even the most jaded mystery enthusiast. (Thriller. 14-18)"
In this bracing tale of modern teenhood, the lives of estranged sisters Ally and Syd become re-entwined through an obsession with a mercurial boy. Read full book review >

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JOYRIDE by Gretchen Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Some will want to balance this employer's-eye view of migrant labor with books such as S. Beth Atkin's Voices from the Fields (1993, not reviewed), but Olson knows how to keep readers turning the pages. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An affluent Oregon teenager undergoes some value adjustment when he's forced to help a grower with the strawberry harvest in this earnest and engaging debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST IN THE PACIFIC, 1942 by Tod Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A riveting, completely engrossing true survival story. (glossary, author‘s note, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Olson tells the harrowing true story of how eight men in three tiny inflatable rafts, lost in 68 million square miles of shark-infested Pacific Ocean without food or water and near enemy-held territory, survived three weeks before being rescued. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Shannon never does have the life-altering experience or emotional epiphany you'd like, and the dialogue often resembles sitcom banter. Still, Olson has scored a direct hit on her generation's inability to quit the bellyaching and get on with it."
Minnesota-bred Olson debuts with a blistering lampoon of Gen-X angst. Read full book review >

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UTAH by Toby Olson
Released: June 3, 1987

"Beneath it all, though, it's fiction lite-style, with precious little that's original or meaningful."
Olson's outlandish novels (Seaview, The Woman Who Escaped from Shame) are, at their best moments, balanced with a risky imagination that can send a reader beyond incredulity and into fascination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEMPING by Kirby Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Some funny lines, but uninspired overall."
Heavy-handed satire about a disaffected man's reluctant engagement with life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE FLESH by Michael Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"A profane, heady thriller more startling and compelling than its individual components and influences might demonstrate."
Sex, lies and video all play a role in the unraveling of a lusty, gifted hacker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2002

"Olson takes a major step in the right direction, but it will be a long journey."
The take-home message of this five-continent trek by science writer Olson (Biotechnology, not reviewed) is that races don't exist: genetically, we are all sisters and brothers under the skin. Read full book review >