Search Results: "Joan N. Boothe"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"For those accustomed to browsing glossy photographic surveys of icebergs, penguins and sea lions, this 373-page tome may loom as a foreboding trek, but serious readers, armchair historians and geography or maritime buffs will find it a most rewarding journey."
A comprehensive, expertly rendered narrative history of Antarctica's most-visited region. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"For Protestants and other 'Gentiles,' Mormon America is an invaluable primer; Latter-Day Saints will find the book a useful refresher course."
A thoroughly researched, impartial treatment of that homegrown American religion so shrouded in mystery and myth: Mormonism. Read full book review >

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THE DIAMOND RING by N. Rajanna
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A vivid chronicle of calamity that yanks at the heartstrings."
Tragedy befalls an Indian girl whose elders preordain her marital destiny in this absorbing drama, based on a true story. Read full book review >

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Over The Edge - Part One by N. Bergström
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Though marred by linguistic missteps, this heady mix of luminous minds, scarred psyches, wild passion, and universal mysteries make Bergström's novel a solid debut."
A hunky Swedish physicist and a seductive Slovenian architect struggle to overcome their troubled pasts and find love in this first installment of an international romantic series. Read full book review >

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Visionary by N. Dunham
Released: Nov. 25, 2012

"A middling teen-oriented fantasy story with adventure and romance."
In Dunham's debut YA fantasy, teenager Aislinn Murphy stumbles upon her psychic powers and can predict the future. Read full book review >

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The Bubble Kids by N. Chowdhry
Released: July 1, 2014

"A well-balanced and often powerful story recommended for younger teens and history buffs."
A debut YA novel about life in Pakistan during and soon after the events of 9/11. Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE STUPID WAY WE ARE by N. Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Readers who invest in this quirky set of characters and circumstances will be rewarded. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The friendship between optimistic Dinah Beach and depressed, nihilistic Skint Gilbert is tested in a carefully crafted and highly stylized tale. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"A beautiful addition to larger bird or Pacific Coast collections. (sources, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A marbled murrelet chick's early life is surprising. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE CAT AND THE GREEDY OLD WOMAN by Joan Rankin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"There's always room on the shelf for a smart, humorous swipe at one of the grand old vices. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A hungry kitten meows for food and would like a small taste of the special meal the greedy old woman is preparing. Read full book review >

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INSIDE-OUT GRANDMA by Joan Rothenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A book as welcome as a platter of freshly fried latkes—happily, a recipe is included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh, wry Hanukkah story. Read full book review >

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MILES AWAY FROM HOME by Joan Cottle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Comical watercolors follow the story, the best being Miles doing the limbo, arms splayed and head thrown back, at a beach party thrown in his honor after his resurrection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It happens often enough: Your best intentions are misinterpreted, or go awry, and you get nothing but grief for your trouble, nothing but trouble for your acts of kindness. Read full book review >