Search Results: "Kayla Williams"


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PLENTY OF TIME WHEN WE GET HOME by Kayla Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"A brave book filled with gore and trauma—and superb storytelling. A perfect complement to David Finkel's Thank You for Your Service (2013)."
An Iraq War veteran chronicles the emotionally raw, disarmingly candid saga of herself and her fellow veteran husband returning to civilian life psychologically and physically wounded. Read full book review >

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MARY HAD A LITTLE LIZARD by Kayla Harren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Cute but a little muddled and ultimately failing to break new ground. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this wordless picture book, a pet lizard avoids separation anxiety by stowing away in its owner's backpack on the first day of school. Read full book review >

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THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE by Kayla Olson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Filled with interesting characters and difficult scenarios, this debut is designed to leave readers thinking. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 14-18)"
Olson offers a vision of a bleak, uncertain future. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS OF THETA PHI KAPPA by Kayla Perrin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Routine story, pat resolution, interchangeable characters: a buppie soap opera from first-timer Perrin."
Four African-American sorority sisters and a deep, dark (ho-hum) secret. Read full book review >

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WINTER BREAK by Kayla Perrin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A pulse-raising read perfect for a winter getaway."
What's truth and what's vicious rumor may be key to a slander campaign that sets a holiday cruise on course for murder. Read full book review >

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PIPER PERISH by Kayla Cagan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"In the interplay between adolescence and independence, a believable combination of talent, work, and luck make budding young artist Piper a character readers will remember. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Piper Perish and her two best friends have always planned to go to art school in New York together after graduation, but now that senior year is here, nothing is coming together as envisioned. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMATORS by Kayla Rae Whitaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Empathetic but never sentimental; a book that creeps up on you and then swallows you whole."
Unexpected and nuanced and pulsing with life, Whitaker's debut cuts straight to the heart of the creative process. Read full book review >

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LIZZY BENNET'S DIARY by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Whether there's a readership for this is open to question, but it is certainly done well. Miss Austen would probably be pleased. (Dear Reader note) (Fiction/pastiche. 8-12)"
Young readers not quite ready to tackle Pride and Prejudice directly but who are yet intrigued by it might enjoy this loving tribute by the indefatigable Williams. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANS by Marcia Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Not a very detailed picture, but broad enough to leave younger readers with a general sense of how grand the grandeur was. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
In cartoon panels, the inimitable Williams offers snapshots of ancient Rome from the mythological creation of the universe to the fall of the empire. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"The idiom, setting and details may be British, but young Americans will have no trouble drawing parallels between WWI and the present situation. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Williams departs from her familiar comic-strip style to present this lad's-eye view of the First World War, filling oversize spreads with collages of period post cards, taped-on bric-a-brac, newspaper clippings, foldout letters from the front and cartoons drawn in colored pencil. Read full book review >

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KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER READING WITH THESE MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Ah, the call of summer. A time of beaches, vacations, and good old-fashioned relaxing. For readers, summer is the start of Serious Reading Season. If you're looking for a good summer read, start with one of these science fiction and fantasy titles, which include weird western adventure, a family with psychic abilities, a creepy and surreal carnival, a shadowy ...


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