Search Results: "George Christie"


BOOK REVIEW

PLANT THE TINY SEED by Christie Matheson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Preschoolers need to learn how plants grow. This supplies the basics, but novelty (an arguably waning term for app imitators on paper) is not a substitute for compelling art. (notes) (Picture book. 2-5)"
This companion to Matheson's two previous titles featuring interactivity (Tap the Magic Tree, 2013; Touch the Brightest Star, 2015) encourages listeners to tap, press, and swipe their way through gardening. Read full book review >

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TOUCH THE BRIGHTEST STAR by Christie Matheson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A delightful bedtime book that encourages both imaginative play and restorative rest. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nocturnal companion to Matheson's Tap the Magic Tree (2013), this interactive picture book illuminates nighttime's wonders while shepherding readers toward sleep. Read full book review >

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AMERICA UNDERGROUND by Christie McFall
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Beneath our feet—but not beneath our attention—there are more than four times as many miles of pipe carrying oil, gas, and other materials as there are miles of railroad track above ground in America. Read full book review >

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ROBBY FIGHTS THE WORLD by Joel Christie
Released: Nov. 18, 2009

"A portrait of the realistic bravado of teens struggling to find their place in the world."
This coming-of-age story, set in present-day Florida, may leave adult readers with a sad view of today's teens but engage the younger crowd. Read full book review >

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MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL by Christie Ridgway
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Part passionate romance, part fulfilling family drama, overall a sexy, touching read."
After a one-night stand leaves Shay Walker feeling bruised and lonely, things turn even more problematic when she realizes her erstwhile lover is Jace Jennings, the physically and emotionally remote father of her teenage tutoring pupil. Read full book review >

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 1939

"Grand suspense, a unique trick, expertly handled."
This ran in the S.E.P. and resulted in more demands for the story in book form than ever recorded. Read full book review >

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BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Still, the country-house atmosphere is suitably genteel, and the story holds its own with Christie's undistinguished contemporaneous novels—The Mystery of the Blue Train, The Seven Dials Mystery, and The Murder at the Vicarage."
A brand-new Agatha Christie novel based on material nearly 70 years old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VENOMOUS by Christie Wilcox
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Wilcox writes in a lively style, but the book is likely of greatest interest to those already drawn to the subject."
How the creatures that embody some of mankind's deepest fears use toxic substances to defend themselves against predators and to prey on the creatures they eat—and why this is important to us today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAP THE MAGIC TREE by Christie Matheson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A universal theme, developed in an unusually clean, simple presentation…and, at least, with no need for batteries. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Matheson invites readers to take an apple tree through a seasonal round using taps and page turns in place of touch-screens. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ELEGIES FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Christie Hodgen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2010

"The voice is remarkable, but there is too much padding of what is a rather slight story."
Hodgen (Hello, I Must Be Going, 2006, etc.) has structured this novel as a series of "elegies" that a young woman addresses to five major, if occasionally inadvertent influences in her life. Read full book review >