Search Results: "Evan Spiridellis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONGEST CHRISTMAS LIST EVER by Gregg Spiridellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Trevor truly seems to have worked through his year of greed and learned a valuable lesson about celebrating Christmas in a meaningful way. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When an imaginative little boy named Trevor opens his gifts on Christmas morning, he decides that he really should have asked for a puppy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECEMBER 1941 by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A rigorous, sharp survey of this decisive moment in the war."
Suspenseful chronicle of the 12 days in December 1941 that would define the perimeters of the global conflagration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A vivid, arresting work of journalistic history. (First serial to Civilization)"
Thomas (The Man to See, 1991, etc.), assistant managing editor at Newsweek, depicts a quartet of well-born spies and their role in the CIA's early days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A well-rendered account of a history too little known in the West."
Hands up: Who knew that American forces once invaded Russia? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOYALIST TO A FAULT by Evan Munday
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Enjoyably campy horror set in a small town with, plainly, dark secrets aplenty yet to discover. (Mystery/fantasy. 12-15)"
Someone is systematically looting the town of Sticksville of its historical records in this third caper featuring punk teen detective October Schwartz and her five dead partners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORYTELLER by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 7, 1999

"Rather, she confides, damningly, she's written these stories so that she can 'dwell on them forever.'"
An attempt to publicly exorcise personal demons, this should have remained private—not because the book shocks, but because it fails to inform or persuade a reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOMENT SHE WAS GONE by Evan Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2002

"Hunter shrewdly balances sitcom domestic scrapes and japes with genre-issue melodramatics: a dysfunctional family portrait that's sharper and deeper than either formula would allow on its own."
The indefatigable Hunter, last seen teaming up with his own alter ego Ed McBain (Candyland, 2001), returns solo in this tale of a twin sister gone missing—and more than missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO IS SHAYLA HACKER by Evan Kilgore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Twin Peaks meets The Da Vinci Code in this surpassingly weird debut."
Traces of a mysterious young woman cause havoc. Read full book review >