Search Results: "Julia Johnston"


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If Everyone Knew Every Plant And Tree by Julia Johnston
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"An accomplished, touching debut featuring moving insights into the mind of a sensitive teenage boy."
A 14-year-old finds comfort in botany while dealing with his younger sister's illness in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE
by Leila Roy

I didn’t used to overthink my choices quite so much. Then someone made what I’ve always been told is a very important choice for me, and now I tend to overthink everything else.

Exit, Pursued by a Bear, by E. K. Johnston

It’s the beginning of Hermione Winters’ senior year in high school, and she and her best friend ...


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JULIA GLASS
by Kerri Arsenault

Julia Glass, author of A House Among the Trees, speaks to me wearing sweaty badminton clothes. Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she lives, operates one of the few remaining private badminton clubs—Gut‘n Feathers—in the United States. “If I have a routine, it’s not writing; it’s playing badminton as often as I can,” she says. Her love of the sport mirrors the ...


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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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THE PADAWAN THAT GOT AWAY
by Thea James

I love Star Wars.

Like many science fiction fans, I grew up enamored of Jedi and The Force. As a kid, I religiously watched the original trilogy with my family (we are a family of re-watchers). As a teen, I bought into the prequel trilogy: I braved the lines for each film premier showing, collected the video games, the Pepsi ...


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MODERN LOVE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Map to Modern Victoriana

Bonus Factors: O Canada, Diversity, LGBTQ

Relationship Status: I See What You Did There

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

As Montell Jordan once sang, this is how we do it. I ...


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THAT INEVITABLE VICTORIAN THING by E.K. Johnston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A thoughtful exploration of class consciousness, genetics, and politics that doesn't lose track of the human story. (author's note) (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
Three young adults negotiate sexuality in a science-fiction Ontario where the British Empire took a decidedly different path. Read full book review >

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BALTIMORE'S MANSION by Wayne Johnston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2000

"Johnston is a master of understatement wringing honest nostalgic emotion from simple declarative sentences. Here he offers a rich display of the rhetorical skills and heartfelt cultural recall that make his novels so enchanting and rewarding."
A beguiling combination of family history and autobiography, this first nonfiction work from Ontario novelist Johnston (The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, 1999) forms a revealing appendage to his own fictional works. Read full book review >

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’80 by Whit Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Clear candid shots that suck you in."
Charming short debut about a girl photog in Manhattan in 1980 and the scenes she covers. Read full book review >

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SKELETON BLUES by Paul Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"The plot, which is even more labyrinthine than usual, will challenge the ingenuity, not to say the memory, of the staunchest readers. But Johnston's nightmarish Edinburgh is so densely imagined that it'll linger in the memory long after the plot is forgotten."
Beneath the skin of Johnston's seventh dystopian whodunit is the threat of a revolution so virulent it could bring the whole series to an end. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE BROKEN by Richard Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2010

"An entertaining, informative account of the beginnings of European settlement in North America."
New novel by retired education professor Johnston explores the competing claims of love, commerce and religion in 17th-century Canada. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1997

"Still, a frightening look into what happens when pop psychology is mistaken for therapy, and when the dubious fruits of that therapy are mistaken for truth. (Author tour)"
An utterly captivating story of wine, wealth, and a family destroyed by accusations of incest. Read full book review >