Search Results: "Jeanne Prevost"


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IT'S RAINING PUPS AND DOGS by Jeanne Prevost
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"It's a sensitive introduction to a difficult topic, but parents should be ready for difficult questions. (author's note, additional sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
An understanding dad shows his daughter why it's best for their dog not to have puppies in this well-meaning, earnest story about pet overpopulation. Read full book review >

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SNOB ZONES by Lisa Prevost
Released: May 7, 2013

"Moves the argument well past simple 'not in my backyard' sentiments—though more perspectives and stronger storytelling might have made a good book even better."
Real estate journalist Prevost makes a strong argument against restrictive zoning in elitist Northeastern communities. Read full book review >

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MALLAST by Bob Prevost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2012

"A fact-filled but somewhat dry look at farm life in 19th-century America."
In a bid to avoid military conscription, a farming family leaves its Prussian home in the 1880s to seek a new future in the United States in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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NERVE by Jeanne Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"If characterization and theme are obvious, the pacing is nevertheless relentless, and readers will find themselves flipping madly to the very last page. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A girl who's always stage crew, never the star, finds herself in the limelight when she's chosen as a finalist in a disturbing Internet-based reality game. Read full book review >

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THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2003

"The cliffhanger ending will leave readers clamoring for the next installment. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This promising debut is set in a dying underground city. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2006

"This will disappoint Ember's fans, but those who read this offering with no series expectations will find it a provocative read with an appealingly conflicted protagonist. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With the U.S. teetering on the brink of war and her father off on a secret government job, 11-year-old Nickie's trip with her aunt to the small town where her great-grandfather lived and died is a welcome break from reality. Read full book review >

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THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS by Jeanne Theoharis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Even though her refusal to give up her bus seat sparked a revolution, Rosa Parks was no accidental heroine. She was born to it, and Theoharis ably shows us how and why."
Theoharis (Political Science/Brooklyn Coll.; co-author: Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare, 2006, etc.) has discovered the soul of Rosa Parks (1913-2005), and it's not that of a docile, middle-age seamstress. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET BY & BY by Jeanne Mackin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Mackin (Dreams of Empire, 1996, etc.) offers a deft combination of historical fiction and ghost story, as well as a compelling meditation on the power of the past to alter the present."
A journalist researching the story of a real-life 19th-century spiritualist, Maggie Fox, may have to contend with the ghost of her old lover. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2000

"Should be considered and enjoyed by those in and out of the crime-fighting field."
A dramatic true-crime memoir by America's Most Wanted correspondent Boylan, who is renowned for "profiling" skills, which have resulted in uncanny sketches of notorious criminals (ranging from Polly Klaas's kidnapper to the Unabomber). Read full book review >

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BRONZE MIRROR by Jeanne Larsen
Released: July 18, 1991

"A quite special pleasure."
A dazzling extension of the author's Silk Road (1989)—not a sequel but a reprise, with new casting, of Larsen's time-riddling, worlds-whirling magical show, which again takes place in the palaces of the immortals (wherever they may be—some are underwater), also on the earth of medieval China (here, the Southern Soong of A.D. 1136), and spaces in-between. ``All desires bring about consequences.'' The Yellow Emperor, his court, and the Silkweb Princess, his wife, with her seven goddesses-in-waiting, should have harkened to this wisdom of the bodhisattva, Guan-yin the Compassionate. Read full book review >