Search Results: "Juliet Macur"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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RAVEN FLIGHT by Juliet Marillier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"Marillier's many fans will be pleased to see the threads continue to unroll and will eagerly anticipate the battle to come. (map) (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
The second volume of Marillier's Dark Ages fantasy picks up right where the first (Shadowfell, 2012) left off. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"A deeply pleasurable read."
Appropriately written during a heat wave that devastated parts of Europe in 2003, Nicolson's debut portrays a very significant season in English history. Read full book review >

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BLOSSOMS ON THE WIND by Juliet Lac
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fits snugly on the burgeoning stacks of immigrant and survivor memoirs, but given the sheer volume of such personal nonfiction, having lived to tell isn't enough; you need to have something to say beyond complaints."
Lac chronicles the harrowing journey from war-torn Vietnam to adulthood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDWOOD DANCING by Juliet Marillier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"However, the consuming gothic love of Tati and Sorrow, and Jena's burdened but intoxicating relationship with her own slow-to-show true love, will sweep romance fans away. (author's note, glossary, pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Two Grimm's tales, a Transylvanian forest and purple prose combine in an entrancing rush of romance. Read full book review >