Search Results: "Joann Fletcher"


BOOK REVIEW

CLEOPATRA THE GREAT by Joann Fletcher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"A perfect complement to Stacey Schiff's excellent Cleopatra: A Life (2010). Readers interested in Cleopatra and her world are advised to read both."
Egyptologist Fletcher (The Search for Nefertiti, 2004) takes on the legendary Egyptian queen. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF EGYPT by Joann Fletcher
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"The authoritative author imparts her vast knowledge in an orderly chronology and lively, intimate history. A perfect choice for budding Egyptologists."
A sweeping look at this epic history emphasizing the role of women rulers. Read full book review >

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MRS. FLETCHER by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"More spot-on satire with heart and soul from a uniquely gifted writer."
In Perrotta's latest (Nine Inches: Stories, 2013, etc.), a mother and son experience existential tizzies following his departure for college. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET WORLDS OF COLIN FLETCHER by Colin Fletcher
Released: May 31, 1989

A veteran writer on the pleasures of walking out in nature unearths his favorite treasures in this amiable book, itself written in the style of a country ramble. Read full book review >

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FLETCHER AND THE SPRINGTIME BLOSSOMS by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Beeke's sun-dappled paintings glory in the hues and textures of spring, giving the lie to Fletcher's concerns with every page turn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Fletcher has made it through the winter, and so has the anxiety that marked his debut (Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, 2007). Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF KELVIN FLETCHER by Miller Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Only the strengths of 'Coley's War' give the collection its stature."
Debut collection of seven stories and a novella, by Arkansas poet and translator Williams. Read full book review >

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FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poetic tribute to winter and fall, Fletcher's story is sure to resonate with young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fletcher is a young fox concerned about his favorite tree. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY FLETCHER TAKES ROCK ISLAND by Dana Alison Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"An old-fashioned summer adventure set in a very modern world, this lively family tale will leave readers impatient for more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Even on historic Rock Island, "Where Time Stands Still," things change. Read full book review >

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THE MISADVENTURES OF THE FAMILY FLETCHER by Dana Alison Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"The Fletcher family rules! (Fiction. 8-12)"
Four lively adopted boys, two dads and a grouchy new neighbor star in this modern family comedy. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER FLETCHER GREEL LOVED ME by Suzanne Kingsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"Newcomer Kingsbury overdoes the homegrown dialect and detail in a story that's ultimately unconvincing. Lots of steamy sex, though, for those interested."
Hot times in the Deep South. Read full book review >

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THE BIG ADVENTURES OF MR. SMALL by JoAnn Adinolfi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"The sheer looniness of the premise combines with potty humor for a fairly specialized audience; readers looking for a traditional friendship book may find themselves averting their eyes. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Can eyeballs be characters if they don't have a face to sit in? If you add stick arms and legs, they can. When they link up with a "teeny tiny hamster" who's in search of a big adventure, the result is a goofy plot. Read full book review >