Search Results: "Kira Josey"


BOOK REVIEW

IN THE NEXT THREE SECONDS by Rowland Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Then again, they may be extinct. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A fine compendium of curious events that will transpire over periods of time as measured in multiples of three. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Exemplary travel-writing marred by less-than-enthralling ventures into the self's interior."
A luminously written, thoughtful account of a solo crossing of Papua New Guinea is also an uneasy mix of exorcism and exploration as a young writer wrestles with old anxieties while facing new challenges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"Cleareyed and inspirational prescriptions for the chronically ill seeking love."
A Canadian life coach with chronic health issues offers personal stories and advice on handling dating and relationships in this self-help guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE MARY by Kira Salak
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A vivid journey too often slowed by tedious flashbacks wherein Seb urges Marika to confront her post-traumatic stress. If only Marika's internal demons were as interesting as the external ones Tobo teaches her to surmount."
A battle-worn journalist penetrates the jungles of Papua New Guinea in search of her idol, a famous war correspondent long presumed dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An illuminating collection for students of war-reporting, advocacy journalism, and international affairs."
A survey of simmering hatreds and ethnic slaughter in places like Kosovo and Rwanda, and of the failure of the so-called civilized world to contain them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY WE LIVE WHERE WE LIVE by Kira Vermond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This unusual book offers a surprising amount of information, organized and presented in an appealing way for upper-elementary students. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Why do people choose to live where they do in our world? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET LIFE OF MONEY by Kira Vermond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A good guide for beginners and browsers, but not suitable for research. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This chatty guide to money works to make the subject appealing to middle-schoolers but is regrettably short on sourcing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET SALVATION by Chad Josey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A captivating, high-stakes sci-fi adventure that suffers from too much background material."
A debut novel tells the story of a doctor recruited to survive a world-ending event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING PROOF by Kira Peikoff
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Peikoff may have serious reporting chops, but this book roils with manufactured melodrama and presents a future that comes across as anything but plausible."
Stem-cell research and big government's intrusion into everyday lives take center stage in a debut novel by journalist Peikoff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YAKUT TALES by Sergey Khristoforov
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2014

"A delightful folk tale from a region that is not often represented in our literature. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad folk-tale app. 4-8)"
A fluid retelling of "Why Is the Tip of the Ermine's Tail Black," a pourquoi tale from the far northeastern reaches of Siberia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALF-TRUTHS AND BRAZEN LIES by Kira Vermond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Yes, sometimes lies grease the wheels—'society would collapse if we told the truth all the time,' say some experts. You wouldn't want that to happen, so let Vermond be your guide. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
We all lie. We can't help it. Read full book review >