Search Results: "Gloria Koster"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PEANUT-FREE CAFÉ by Gloria Koster
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"An attractive package with a heavy mission that manages to keep its balance. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Allergies to peanuts can kill and Koster and Cocca-Leffler demonstrate these dangers with brightness and feeling, using Simon and his multicultural classmates as foils because, guess what their favorite lunch food is. Read full book review >

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GLASS MOUNTAIN by R.M. Koster
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Glass Mountain is an arduous climb. Still, it's always good to know what Koster is up to, even if he's never come close to matching the achievement of his Tinieblas novels."
A high-concept premise unfortunately obscures both characterization and theme in the latest from Koster, an American writer based in Panama who's best known for his Latin American-based, science-fictional Tinieblas Trilogy (The Prince, The Dissertation, and Mandragon). Read full book review >

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TEXAS MUSIC by Rick Koster
Released: March 1, 1998

"A lively and affectionate study for music lovers of all stripes. (100 b&w photos, 7 maps, not seen)"
Veteran music journalist Koster surveys music from the state with the most to offer. Read full book review >

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CARMICHAEL'S DOG by R.M. Koster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A sort of cross between J. P. Donleavy and William Burroughs: good in small doses, but likely to leave most readers in the dust."
Rich but chaotic novel from the author of ``The Tinieblas Trilogy'': The Prince, The Dissertation, and Mandragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Some wavering, but Signet has a winner here overall."
Eighteen original stories (eleven by women) in a celebratory 50th anniversary anthology of Signet authors and the first hardcover in this publisher's history. Read full book review >

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THE LOCKED GARDEN by Gloria Whelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"While some plot details are convenient, this exceptional story never lets the focus override the characterization. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
From page one, National Book Award winner Whelan establishes a strong sense of time, unusual setting and characters—an asylum for the mentally ill in 20th-century Michigan. Read full book review >

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PARADE OF SHADOWS by Gloria Whelan
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Though a map would be useful for a work so rooted in time and place, and the epilogue seems unfinished, Whelan has crafted yet another fine work of historical fiction with a likable and strong-willed heroine. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's 1907, and 16-year-old Julia Hamilton has left behind her sheltered British schoolgirl life to travel with her father to the Levant, "the lands around the distant Mediterranean with exotic names like Syria and Jerusalem." Read full book review >

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SEE WHAT I SEE by Gloria Whelan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Kate's journey from selfishness to selflessness and back to the healthy middle path is quietly touching, if not as powerfully moving as it could be. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kate Tapert is caught between two consuming passions: a drive to capture on canvas the austere beauty of her rural Upper Peninsula hometown of Larch, Mich., and a devotion to her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIDER'S VOICE by Gloria Skurzynski
Released: March 1, 1999

"A great deal of information about medieval France, gore that won't disturb the more hardened in the audience, and a famed love story will hold readers and send them to the sources cited at the end. (map) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Grand passion, terror, desire, comfort—it's all here, and much of it is actual history, in Skurzynski's spirited retelling of the story of Abelard and Eloise. Read full book review >

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MALINCHE by Gloria Duran
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1993

To modern Mexicans, ``Malinchismo'' has come to be synonymous with betrayal. Read full book review >