Search Results: "Juliet Bell"


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KEPLER'S DREAM by Juliet Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Utterly satisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With her mother off on a lunar mission—a last-ditch treatment for leukemia—Ella is left circling like astronaut Michael Collins awaiting the hoped-for reunion. She and her mom have always admired Collins' bravery, and it turns out the analogy has personal resonance. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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NOTHING LIKE APRIL OR PARIS
by Bobbi Dumas

Yay! April’s here!

There’s something special about April, with its exuberant celebration of spring—flowers blooming, trees blossoming, leaves unfurling, reaching for the sun.

I can appreciate that feeling, and love that this is the time of year when we can step outside and tilt our faces up to the sky and feel the warmth of the season on our skin ...


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A-MAZE-ING MINOTAUR by Juliet Rix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A middling treatment all around. (Picture book/myth. 6-9)"
With the help of a beautiful princess, Theseus solves the mystery of the Labyrinth. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Proper fantasy, balanced between epic and personal; this promises to be an engrossing series, with intimations of bigger things ahead. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
In an alternate ancient British Isles, an intrepid heroine may save the kingdom from its wicked ruler. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"A general but solid primer on the state of sharks today and a plea for their protection."
Washington Post environmental reporter Eilperin (Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives, 2006) travels the globe to explore the complex relationship between sharks and humans, issuing a passionate call for the protection of these diverse and majestic creatures. Read full book review >

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WORDSWORTH by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Exhaustive and intimately connected to the English landscape, but lacking the big picture."
English biographer Barker (The Brontës, 1995) sifts tediously and joylessly through the ponderous life of the great nature poet, friend to Coleridge and later laureate of England. Read full book review >

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THE CALLER by Juliet Marillier
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Medieval fantasy with a strong female lead and a definitive ending: That's enough to keep plenty of readers happy. (map) (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
The third and final entry in the Shadowfell trilogy delivers exactly what readers want without feeling either easy or obvious. Read full book review >

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CYBELE’S SECRET by Juliet Marillier
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"However, despite these weaknesses, genuine emotion and Paula's alluring love story create a memorable page-turner. (Romanian glossary, not seen) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Bewitching despite flaws, this companion to Wildwood Dancing (2007) picks up six years later. Read full book review >

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CYCLE OF LIES by Juliet Macur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Solid sports journalism, though perhaps in the service of an unworthy cause—and, cautionary tale aside, you can bet the chemists are working on something new for the next generation of racers to take."
The definitive—well, until the next exposé comes along—account of cycling champion and charlatan Lance Armstrong's well-oiled career and its sordid collapse. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE by Juliet Grey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An admirable if stiff portrait of a noble heart."
The final volume of Grey's Marie Antoinette trilogy (Becoming Marie Antoinette, 2011, etc.) grimly details the queen's sad and, to contemporary eyes, terribly unjust end. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE FULL OF DAUGHTERS by Juliet Nicolson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Readers interested in 19th- and early-20th-century society, especially that of the upper classes, will enjoy this picture of the privileged life, 'where loyalty, respect and equality are all held in the highest regard.'"
Nicolson (Abdication, 2012, etc.) traces seven generations of women connected to the Sackville Wests. Read full book review >