Search Results: "Farin Powell"


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THE JUDGE by Farin Powell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2016

"A gem of a legal thriller, full of plot twists and juicy secrets."
In Powell's (Roxana's Revolution, 2013, etc.) legal thriller, a judge known for administering harsh sentences suffers a punishment of his own. Read full book review >

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ROXANA'S REVOLUTION by Farin Powell
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"An educational and enlightening, if sometimes excessively detailed, story of recent Iranian history."
An ambitious novel of an Iranian woman's personal and professional struggles during a time of war and social unrest. Read full book review >

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TWO WEDDINGS by Farin Powell
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 16, 2011

"A tale of motherly manipulation in which unanswered prayers on earth mirror the unanswered questions that remain, even in heaven."
Powell's debut novel, the story of two couples searching for love and forgiveness, begins, ironically, with two funerals. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 1999

"Although Powell occasionally indulges in overt psychologizing, he allows readers to see for themselves what drives a set of engaging, often surprising characters. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager confronts a stomach-churning change in living arrangements in this thought-provoking tale from Powell (Dean Duffy, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An affectionate, unusual story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Powell (A Bold Carnivore, 1995) comes Gary Paulsen-like insight: Once a sled dog, always a sled dog, for although a Newfoundland named Cora is getting too old to pull, her owners can't get the hearty dog to quit. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF DAWN POWELL: 1931-1965 by Dawn Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Powell shows the glamour of the New York literary court for what it was: gay and charming on the surface, but deeply sordid underneath."
The personal reflections of a minor Dorothy Parker who is currently experiencing a mini-revival (Dawn Powell at Her Best, 1994). Read full book review >

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DAWN POWELL AT HER BEST by Dawn Powell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"A little weighty if read too quickly, this collection demands time and patience to allow the robustness of Powell's work to come through—and the comic wounds she inflicts to heal."
Two novels and nine short stories from a wry early 20th century writer who has been compared to Dorothy Parker, Muriel Spark, Anthony Powell, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER by Consie Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A great addition to any collection, especially if that collection is in a snowy place. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Part Eye Spy, part counting book, this is a wonderful seasonal activity that will have kids learning as they observe the wintry world around them. Read full book review >