Search Results: "Joanne Reay"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMEO SPIKES by Joanne Reay
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The prodigious array of characters, every one with his or her own past lives, multiple names and myriad relationships, can be intriguing, but ultimately the throngs bury the essential story in obscurantist detail."
Reay's debut is a steampunk tale of humans, their hunters and the hunters who hunt their hunters. Yes, it's that confusing. Read full book review >

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THE BRONTË PLOT by Katherine Reay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The moral ambiguity makes the story more modern than its premise would suggest—and proves how well its source material holds up over time."
Great works of literature and other priceless antiques populate Reay's (Lizzy & Jane, 2014, etc.) thoughtful tribute to the Brontë sisters. Read full book review >

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A PORTRAIT OF EMILY PRICE by Katherine Reay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Pretty writing and a dreamy setting bring focus to an otherwise hazy plot."
On a whim, a restoration artist marries a chef and moves to Italy, where she uncovers hidden artwork and family secrets. Read full book review >

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THE WATER WALKER by Joanne Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An important topic is treated with grace, love, and a smidgen of humor in this delightful, necessary book. (informational note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book that tells the story of the Mother Earth Water Walkers, a group that walks to bring awareness to the importance of clean water. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

Young readers lucky enough to encounter both this book and Mordecai Gerstein's What Charlie Heard (2002) may never again hear the sounds of the world around them in quite the same way—they may be listening for music. Read full book review >

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YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

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THE PLAGUE by Joanne Dahme
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Despite the contrived ending that finds Nell a prisoner in the Tower of London, Dahme successfully blurs fact and fiction to capture the pervasive horror that infected life during the plague. (Historical fantasy. 12-15)"
An orphan becomes an innocent pawn in a dangerous political plot that carries her from London to Bordeaux while the Black Death cuts a swath through 14th-century Europe. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING MARTHA by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Still, the characters are likable, and many readers will recognize themselves in Martha. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At 11, Martha is hoping to be discovered—again. Read full book review >

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DREAM SPINNER by Joanne Hoppe
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"Unfortunately, though, it's undermined by Mary's overblown unhappiness: she may have problems, but readers won't be convinced of her need to escape, and she sounds unduly whiny from the start. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Unable to accustom herself to a batch of changes—a new stepmother-to-be and her son; new home; new school—Mary begins to time-travel through her dreams. Read full book review >

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DRAGON AND PHOENIX by Joanne Bertin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 13, 1999

"Ho-hum."
Dragon And Phoenix ($25.95; Dec. 13; 544pp.; 0-312-86430-2). Read full book review >

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YOUR JOHN by Joanne Glasgow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 1997

"These letters will be much enjoyed by the enduring Hall fan club, and by literary enthusiasts and voyeurs."
Passionate and revealing love letters from the iconic lesbian novelist. Read full book review >