Search Results: "Laura Powell"


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THE MASTER OF MISRULE by Laura Powell
Released: June 12, 2012

"Thriller, magic, mystery, love and betrayal: in the cards and in these pages. (listing of tarot cards, author's note) (Urban fantasy. 13 & up)"
Creepy, tarot-infused magic and mayhem take center stage in part two of this unusual duology that began with The Game of Triumphs (2011). Read full book review >

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WITCH FIRE by Laura Powell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Smart, suspenseful and delicious. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
In this largely successful sequel to Burn Mark, Lucas and Glory, trained in the use of their considerable fae powers to fight witchcrime, pose as students to investigate Wildings, an elite Swiss boarding school believed to have terrorist ties. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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THE GAME OF TRIUMPHS by Laura Powell
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Original and engrossing; readers will definitely want to play. (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
A stranger's plea for help draws an orphaned teen into a most unusual game, in which life and death are the least of the prizes. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 20, 1999

"Although Powell occasionally indulges in overt psychologizing, he allows readers to see for themselves what drives a set of engaging, often surprising characters. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager confronts a stomach-churning change in living arrangements in this thought-provoking tale from Powell (Dean Duffy, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An affectionate, unusual story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Powell (A Bold Carnivore, 1995) comes Gary Paulsen-like insight: Once a sled dog, always a sled dog, for although a Newfoundland named Cora is getting too old to pull, her owners can't get the hearty dog to quit. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF DAWN POWELL: 1931-1965 by Dawn Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Powell shows the glamour of the New York literary court for what it was: gay and charming on the surface, but deeply sordid underneath."
The personal reflections of a minor Dorothy Parker who is currently experiencing a mini-revival (Dawn Powell at Her Best, 1994). Read full book review >

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ROXANA'S REVOLUTION by Farin Powell
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"An educational and enlightening, if sometimes excessively detailed, story of recent Iranian history."
An ambitious novel of an Iranian woman's personal and professional struggles during a time of war and social unrest. Read full book review >

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DAWN POWELL AT HER BEST by Dawn Powell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"A little weighty if read too quickly, this collection demands time and patience to allow the robustness of Powell's work to come through—and the comic wounds she inflicts to heal."
Two novels and nine short stories from a wry early 20th century writer who has been compared to Dorothy Parker, Muriel Spark, Anthony Powell, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read full book review >