Search Results: "Felicity Young"


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ANTIDOTE TO MURDER by Felicity Young
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"The second in Young's promising series features a strong heroine, a twisty mystery and the obligatory historical detail."
A woman doctor in 1911 is a rara avis who must fight for respect. Read full book review >

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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 1993

"An intelligent survey, sure to awaken interest. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
The author of a workmanlike but traditional introduction to the history of painting (Picture This, 1990) takes a livelier approach to 20th-century art, offering two or three contrasting examples in each of 14 styles or schools, most (to some degree) representational: cubism, surrealism, pop art, etc. Some of the juxtapositions are imaginative: a Calder mobile and a Hepworth abstraction are grouped as ``Sea Sculptures,'' while Frankenthaler and de Kooning's otherwise dissimilar paintings derive some of their impact from their mammoth size; commendably, Woolf reminds readers to note a work's dimensions when considering the rather small but perfectly clear color reproductions. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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PROTEST PRIMER
by Julie Danielson

I may as well be honest with you: I’m not feeling very peppy today, as I sit down to type a couple of days after the Las Vegas shooting. It’s another horrific mass shooting with Congress poised to do little to nothing about it. We are a short-sighted country.

However, we can make our voices heard. Always. Speak up. Let ...


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JEFFERSON DAVIS, UNCONQUERABLE HEART by Felicity Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Everyone else can skip it. (72 illus.)"
The author's dedication—to her grandmother, —a Confederate to the last——tells you everything you need to know. Read full book review >

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EVER by Felicity Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Noisy, chaotic, not even half thought out: an unconvincing grab-bag of an opener."
First installment of a fantasy trilogy, from the author of the mass market Delta City (1996), etc. Captive daemons, cruelly confined and tortured, produce the motive power for vehicles and machines in Savage's oddball world. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A detailed, approachable handbook to mindfulness by a knowledgeable, experienced spiritual guide."
Australian Neale writes her first book, a self-help guide to spiritual development. Read full book review >

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DON’T LOOK BACK by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"Top-drawer evidence that a practiced hand can still ring memorably creepy changes on the classic whodunit."
Murder strikes a placid Norwegian village in this deceptively understated novel, the first of veteran Fossum's to appear in the US. Read full book review >

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THE LIBRARY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Felicity  Hayes-McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A sweet and relaxing story about the importance of community."
A librarian returns to her small Ireland hometown—and the cast of eccentric characters who live there. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE DEVIL HOLDS THE CANDLE by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2006

"Fossum's characters are as thin-skinned as anatomy charts. It's no wonder she knows things about them no one else has ever seen—except for the Devil who holds a candle to them."
Where does Fossum get her macabre ideas? In his third case, Inspector Konrad Sejer (He Who Fears the Wolf, 2005, etc.) searches his Norwegian town for a missing delinquent who's being kept right under his nose. Read full book review >