Search Results: "Erika Janik"


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MARKETPLACE OF THE MARVELOUS by Erika Janik
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A thorough, informative history of the many eccentric narratives that make these quack sciences so interesting and important to modern medicine."
A sharp compendium of the stranger developments in 19th-century medicine that have influenced how we care for ourselves today. Read full book review >

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PISTOLS AND PETTICOATS by Erika Janik
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"An entertaining history of women's daring, defiant life choices."
A history of the intrepid women who ventured into male territory to solve crimes. Read full book review >

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HIPPOPPOSITES by Janik Coat
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The hippo is the only lumbering element in this visually striking exploration. (Board book. 2-5)"
A distinctive offering stands out in the crowded field of concept contenders. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN HOME by Erika Tamar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A compelling journey into the past with engaging characters, this story manages to avoid sentimentality, and yet still pulls the heartstrings. (afterword) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tamar (Alphabet City Ballet, 1996, etc.) has fashioned a rich narrative around the little-known but remarkable historical phenomenon of the orphan train. Read full book review >

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THE JUNKYARD DOG by Erika Tamar
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"It's just plain touching. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Katie sees a skinny, matted mutt getting stoned in the junkyard by a bunch of teenage boys, she is struck by the misery in the dog's eyes. Read full book review >

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EYE FOR AN EYE by Erika Holzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1993

"Moderately involving, with an intriguing heroine; but far- fetched, slow-paced, preachy, and confused about its moral stance: for all its manipulations, the Rosenberg remains a more exciting- -and honest—read."
On the heels of Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's Mitigating Circumstances (1992) comes this second thriller about a female vigilante. Read full book review >

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CALL ME ZELDA by Erika Robuck
Released: May 7, 2013

"Although Robuck occasionally succumbs to a cloying sentimentality, she usually succeeds in skirting the soap-opera aspects of her subject matter."
Yet another addition to what is becoming a gracious plenty of novels and biographies focusing on the Scott-Zelda relationship. Read full book review >

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LUCKY YOU by Erika Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A melancholy, elliptical tale of friendship and alienation in the South."
Three college friends experiment with an off-the-grid commune in rural Arkansas but struggle to find stability in the Project—or in one another. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A deep, provocative analysis of the current modes of teaching preschoolers and what should be changed to create a more effective learning environment for everyone."
An early childhood educator offers fresh advice on how parents and teachers should be interacting with preschool children to achieve better overall results. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN SPELL by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Thankfully, these young witches will return. (Urban fantasy. 10-14)"
Can five young witches trained only in the theory of their craft fend off the magical attacks of the Mirrorman? Read full book review >