Search Results: "Georgia Heard"


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FALLING DOWN THE PAGE by Georgia Heard
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Smart and fitfully chilling, but puerile St. Ebury school sometimes seems less like a setting than a wallow."
Part mystery, part exploration of adolescent psychology, McAdam's second novel (Some Great Thing, 2004) revolves around the disappearance of a teenaged girl from an elite Canadian boarding school. Read full book review >

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THE ARROW FINDS ITS MARK by Georgia Heard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"Students may not be convinced these are real poems, but they'll enjoy creating them anyway, whatever they are. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Found poems can be found right here in a small anthology of original poems. Read full book review >

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APOCALYPSE PRETTY SOON by Alex Heard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Overall, a humorous and well-written attempt to understand our ongoing fascination with the apocalypse."
New York Times Magazine journalist Heard uncovers some truly memorable manifestations of millennial fervor in this quasi-ethnography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"Due to the suspicion of Communist intentions at the time, the widely accepted defamation of Hawkins's character and the outrageous injustice against blacks systematically practiced in the South, there is no way to discover 'what really happened.' However, the author undertakes painstaking detective work to engagingly explore an era of deep-seated racial hatred."
A thorough revisiting of the 1945 Mississippi black-white rape case that ended in the electric chair. Read full book review >

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Yubi and the Blue-tailed Rat by Georgia Hunter
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"An occasionally confusing but engaging, adventure-filled fantasy."
Hunter's (Lucky Horseshoes, 2012) colorful YA folk tale about a poor boy named Yubi who goes on a quest with a copper vessel, a sea urchin shell and a talking rat to save a princess. Read full book review >

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LUKA'S QUILT by Georgia Guback
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Attractively realized setting; disarming model of conflict resolution; unusually appealing story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Delighted that ``Tutu'' (``that's Hawaiian for grandmother'') is making her a quilt, Luka imagines the splendid colors of the flowers Tutu describes. Read full book review >

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CUB’S JOURNEY HOME by Georgia Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Follow a mother black bear and her newborn cub into the wild. Read full book review >

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LAMIA by Georgia Taylor
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 1994

"A fairy tale for adults, and delectably escapist entertainment. (Literary Guild selection)"
Witchcraft, adventure, and romance intertwine in a rich tapestry of 16th-century France, by the author of The Infidel (1979). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Entertaining for a specific audience."
A bubbly combination hunting memoir and how-to guide, with some stellar recipes. Read full book review >

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THE ESTUARY by Georgia Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Overall, with its gritty translucence, a penetrating study of loss."
In a dark but briskly readable novel by an Australian writer (The House Tibet—not reviewed), a young widow examines her loves, friendships, and relationship with her child. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Clumsy, but amusing. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A how-to manual rescues Molly Moon from her orphanage and its vile inhabitants in an odd mixture of grotesque silliness and moral inspiration. Read full book review >