Search Results: "Lili Wilkinson"


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LOVE-SHY by Lili Wilkinson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Readers will root for these appealing, realistically flawed characters to find their respective happy futures. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A timely exploration of the line between idiosyncrasies and mental illness featuring two Australian teenagers. Read full book review >

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PINK by Lili Wilkinson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Readers will enjoy the ride. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Frustrated at being penned in by her counterculture parents, 17-year-old Ava shifts away from her unconventional school and a longstanding relationship with her beautiful but sometimes chilly girlfriend in this funny and poignant Australian import. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH THE TIGER by Lili Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Well written but seriously undisciplined."
An unwieldy cast of bad characters scrambles across Mexico after Montezuma's funerary mask in a thriller with pretensions by memoirist Wright (Learning to Float, 2002). Read full book review >

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THIS SIDE OF JEALOUSY by Lili  Peloquin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"No one will read these books for the mystery, which is so glacially developed it's easy to forget, what with all the sex, drugs and misery. (Chick-lit/mystery. 14 & up)"
One and a half volumes into her series, Peloquin's central mystery plot finally begins to come together. Read full book review >

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NAMELESS by Lili St. Crow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2013

"A delicious treat for fairy-tale fans. (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
A "Snow White" retelling set in a relatively modern world bursts at the seams with magic and supernatural creatures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2007

"Ultimately doesn't deliver the substance its subject deserves."
A breezy investigation of the Roman Catholic Church's approach to demonic possession. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2009

"Wilkinson strikes exactly the right notes in this deft look at one of America's towering musical treasures."
An economical, unsentimental, illuminating look at the venerable folk singer. Read full book review >

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LAST STAND by Todd Wilkinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"A well-wrought portrait of a visionary side of Ted Turner that may be unfamiliar to many readers."
Journalist Wilkinson (Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War on Nature and Truth, 1998) explores the back story of Ted Turner's evolution from media mogul and devotee of Ayn Rand to the most successful and influential green capitalist in the world. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENTS by Lili  Peloquin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"This Side of Jealousy is scheduled for summer 2013; here's hoping the characters develop some substance between now and then. (Chick lit/mystery. 12-16) "
It's dangerous when a novel references The Great Gatsby; it only begs unfortunate comparisons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2002

"Another well-written but tiresomely narcissistic voyage of self-discovery."
Finding it difficult to commit, a journalist in her 30s spends a summer driving down the East Coast while she recalls past loves and ponders present options. Read full book review >

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DARK ROOMS by Lili Anolik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Wholly absorbing and emotionally rich, this novel dodges Law & Order: Special Victims Unit clichés to deliver something deeply satisfying."
A young woman becomes obsessed with finding the truth behind her sister's death in Anolik's thrilling debut. Read full book review >

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GARDEN OF THE PURPLE DRAGON by Carole Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"A map's magical appearance at the end leads in to volume three (already out in Australia), and at least one more chance for the author to make good on the opener's promise. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In this glacially paced sequel to Dragon Keeper (2005), Ping fusses, fumes, frets and eventually proves herself worthy of caring for the newly hatched dragon she's been given. Read full book review >