Search Results: "Laura Whitcomb"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE LIGHT by Laura Whitcomb
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Life proves as haunting as death in this well-crafted ghost story. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Teens overcome troubled lives through metaphysical and spiritual opportunities in this poetic sequel. Read full book review >

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THE FETCH by Laura Whitcomb
FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2009

"Also, the 2007 discovery of bones that definitively proved that Alexei and Anastasia Romanov died with their family makes the choice to use that mystery as an underpinning suspect at best. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Whitcomb (A Certain Slant of Light, 2005) again tackles possession, spectral romance and reconciliation with the past, with a decided lack of oomph. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT by Laura Whitcomb
FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Young women will be drawn to this book, and will probably finish it, but unless the collection needs another forgettable easy-sell, skip it. (Fiction. YA)"
What should be a sure-fire ghost story/romance fails to ignite a spark. Read full book review >

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WHITE by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"Whitcomb adeptly keeps many balls in the air in this artful shell game of suspense."
A restless thriller from Whitcomb, returning with many in the appealing cast from his debut, Black (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A cheerful text on family and nature, appropriate for young readers, somewhat marred by faulty art."
A playful, somewhat dense picture book on the warm relationship between fourth-grader Maddie and her resourceful grandfather, conveyed through a tapestry of colored illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2001

"Whitcomb is just the kind of guy who could restore a bit of faith in the FBI."
A cocky yet intelligent account of the making and actions of an FBI Hostage Rescue Team operator, by one of their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2004

"A thriller debut that's driven by veracity—too much of it at times: Savile Row! Ferragamo! Hugo Boss!—tethered to a fraught reality that may well be happening right now."
A neatly constructed debut, with all the black op trimmings—and a neurotic amount of brand-naming—by Whitcomb (Cold Zero, 2001), who's been in the belly of this beast as a member of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. 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: May 7, 2007

"A caustic, subjective sociological case study."
Clean energy meets serious opposition in this partisan account of an effort to harvest wind power off the coast of Nantucket. Read full book review >

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ODD VELVET by Mary E. Whitcomb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The story lands where it was headed; different is not odd when it's understood. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two newcomers celebrate oddity and making do with less in this story of a girl named Velvet. Read full book review >

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GOOSE GOES TO SCHOOL by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"What adventures will Sophie and Goose have next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sophie and her friend Goose are again parted, this time for Sophie's first day of school, but just as in their first outing, Goose (2015), they aren't separated for long.Read full book review >

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SWAN HARBOR by Laura Rankin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"This is a gorgeous selection that children will treasure long after they have grown up. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The flora and fauna of the four seasons of the coast of Maine come to life in Rankin's (The Wriggly, Wriggly Baby, 2002, etc.) magnificent artwork. Read full book review >