Search Results: "Julie Chiu"


BOOK REVIEW

LOUD SPARROWS by Aili Mu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A curiosity at best."
Anthology of Chinese short-shorts ranges from exotic to downright weird. Read full book review >

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POSITIVE MATCH by Tony Chiu
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An engrossing and literate shocker."
Amateur avengers with special talents team up to bring down traffickers in human body parts—in a chilling medical thriller from Chiu (Port Arthur Chicken, 1979, etc.). Read full book review >

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TROUBLEMAKER  by Christina Chiu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Wonderfully involving and intelligent work, from a strikingly gifted new writer."
With rude wit and raw emotional force, an impressive first collection depicts the complex and combative interrelationships of three Chinese-American families. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT SHARK by Robert Ballard
Released: April 3, 1992

"In the end, Ballard and Chiu salvage their story with a slam- bang finish and the clever postponement—until the closing pages— of the final, horrifying secret of Dakar."
Verisimilitude is a not unexpected virtue in this deep-sea thriller centered around the search for a long-lost Israeli submarine, given that Ballard is a renowned oceanographer credited with discovering the Titanic. Read full book review >

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WHAT WAS IT LIKE, MR. EMPEROR? by Chiu Kwong-chiu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"As better pictures are available and the humor is too heavy-handed to add style points, that dismissal can serve for this whole sloppy effort. (website) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
An irreverent introduction to China's long line of emperors, with sidelong glances at life in the outsized but cloistered imperial palace. Read full book review >

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IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY by Chiu Kwong-chiu
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An impressive introduction to the Forbidden City. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
In this Chinese import, readers become tourists as each page turn provides views into labyrinthine courtyards and palaces once reserved for imperial China's emperors. Read full book review >

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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE FAMILIARS by Adam J. Epstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Pass. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The calculated invocation of too many tropes makes for a joyless fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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WILD BERRIES by Julie Flett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A sweet commemoration of a shared experience, presented with care and infused with intimacy. (pronunciation guide, wild blueberry jam recipe) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Select words paired to sonorous equivalents in the Swampy Cree dialect highlight this serene picture of a blueberry-picking expedition. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY MENAGERIE by Julie Larios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"End-pages ingeniously unite the curious creatures providing the perfect start and finish to this little masterpiece. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Using poems and pictures, this modern bestiary proves a fascinating introduction to mythical creatures from different cultures. Read full book review >

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A PATTERN FOR PEPPER by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Sweet, inventive, and delightful. (sources) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Mr. Taylor will make Pepper a very special dress for a very special occasion. Read full book review >

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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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