Search Results: "Joelle Biele"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A revelation."
A stunning collection of Elizabeth Bishop's (1911-1979) professional and personal letters, which span more than four decades. Read full book review >

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INDEPENDENT STUDY by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Though this novel feels at times a bit too much like an extended setup for the final installment, shocking last-minute revelations about a potential rebellion against the government will leave many readers eagerly anticipating the series conclusion. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Having survived the gladiatorial university entrance exam in The Testing (2013), Cia and her childhood friends begin studying to become leading rebuilders of their post-apocalyptic society. Read full book review >

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THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Though genre elements are in place, this page-turner earns an A for freshness. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up)"
There are no grades in this dystopian future—only survival. Read full book review >

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SKATING ON THE EDGE by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Rebecca's amusing third continues to flesh out its continuing characters while providing an eccentric bunch of murder suspects."
A skating rink owner is involved in yet another murder. Read full book review >

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IN THIS BOOK ARE THINGS IN THINGS by Fani Marceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Minus variance in prepositions, relationship among pages or discernible story arc (except for a conclusion), this feels more like a museum stroll than a coherent picture book—stimulating but not wholly satisfying. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The French duo that collaborated on the foldout book Panorama (2009) returns with another visually exciting collection of images, this time bound traditionally. Read full book review >

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DIVIDING EDEN by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Predictable and offering too little adventure, save for the twist that will propel the sequel. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
After assassins kill the king and his heir, the remaining royal twins compete to earn the throne. Read full book review >

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NEED by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A frothy mystery that trips over its desire for social relevance. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A mysterious social network sows discontent. Read full book review >

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GRADUATION DAY by Joelle Charbonneau
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"Conspiracies, counterconspiracies, lies and double crosses: It's quite a ride. (Dystopian thriller. 12 & up)"
After discovering in Independent Study (2014) that the rebellion is secretly controlled by the administration it purports to act against, Cia must choose whom to trust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A poignant study of gratitude for the simple life."
Fraser (The Territory of Men, 2002) soulfully evokes the year she spent in an isolated forest retreat recovering from the trauma of divorce and exploring the inner landscape of her heart. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Sander's interviews stand as a powerful testimony for urgent action, and her recommendations seem right on the money."
Sander, a therapist and associate director of continuing education at Sarah Lawrence, records the stories of a young black woman, her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother as they tell of their childhood and of raising children as teenage mothers. Read full book review >

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SKATING UNDER THE WIRE by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The fourth entry in Charbonneau's amusing series is her best, combining the usual quirky characters with more romance and a surprising denouement."
Who would kill a sweet, elderly nursing home resident? Read full book review >

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SKATING OVER THE LINE by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Rebecca's second (Skating Around the Law, 2010) features the Midwest's laid-back answer to Stephanie Plum in another funny, spunky romp."
A small-town girl who yearns to go back to Chicago is saddled with a reputation as a crime fighter. Read full book review >