Search Results: "Ingrid Persaud"


BOOK REVIEW

IF I NEVER WENT HOME by Ingrid Persaud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An often colorful novel that refreshingly doesn't fall back on clichés."
Two troubled Trinidadian women discover a surprising connection in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS FLYING FANDINIS by Ingrid Slyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Generous good fun, enriched by Slyder's enthusiastic, extraordinarily detailed artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Fabulous Flying Fandinis move in down the street from Bobby. Read full book review >

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THIEF GIRL by Ingrid Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A brisk tale with an important message. (Fiction. 10-15)"
"Bad choice, good choice always come back—like ghosts." Read full book review >

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TERRAPIN COVE by Ingrid Lynch
Released: Oct. 27, 2012

"More a collection of stories than a novel, but admirable characters and an ample supply of spine-tingling moments leave an indelible impression."
A historical thriller from debut author Lynch about a vicious murder that serves as the catalyst for a decadeslong family curse. Read full book review >

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URSULA, UNDER by Ingrid Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2004

"Wildly uneven, awesomely ambitious: a mess, in fact, but you can't help but be impressed by the author's commitment and boldness."
Hill (Dixie Church Interstate Blues, stories, not reviewed) lards 2,500 years of history and misery onto the 17-hours-and-27-minutes-long drama of a little girl's rescue from a mineshaft. Read full book review >

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Fidel Castro is Dead by Pradeep Persaud
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"A poignant tale of love and family trapped in a meandering narrative."
A sprawling debut novel with a romance at its heart begins in Guyana before traveling to the United States, Thailand and Canada. Read full book review >

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SWITCH by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's a jumble, but one that's made up of feel-good set pieces. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this second sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Savvy (2008), the Beaumont family's unusual abilities turn inside out. Steep learning curves and near catastrophes ensue.Read full book review >

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SCUMBLE by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Not as much fun the second time around. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Law tries again—and much too hard—for the fizzy mix of hard-won character development and freewheeling family romp that earned Savvy (2008) a Newbery Honor. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF DREAMLAND by Ingrid Tomey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Few readers will care about any of the unattractive characters in this dreary tale from Tomey (Grandfather's Day, 1992, etc.): Julie is selfish and unpleasant; Loretta is cardboard; the Soluses are colorless; and Bagley is in service to the plot, and not a character at all. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Julie, 14, was adopted as an infant by the Soluses but is now consumed by the need to know her real parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2000

"Privileged young adults who can afford to tend to quality-of-life issues before bread-and-butter concerns may gain insights in these pages, but readers facing their first real financial responsibilities will discover little practical merit in Meyer's guidebook."
A breezy, convivial guide to the basics of post-college life, this debut primer is especially suited to well-heeled readers whose financial resources lessen their immediate need for gainful employment. Read full book review >