Search Results: "Liz Miles"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Fans of Ellen Wittlinger and Gary Soto will be pleased to find them included in this edgy anthology for teens who dare to face the sometimes-ugly truths of life. (Short stories. 12 & up)"
Truth-telling can be dangerous, as anyone knows who's traveled the angst-filled terrain of adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RORY THE DINOSAUR by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Readers will appreciate the clean design and the warm and humorous story; they'll hope Rory sets off again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rory is a young dinosaur who loves to do things with his dad, but when his father takes some time to relax, Rory decides to set off on a solo adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC DOCTOR by Liz Murphy
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The illustrations also shed light on some of the routine practices of a check-up, and so for young readers nervous about doctor appointments, this text might just be the thing for what ails them. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A straightforward alphabet book introduces each letter and pairs it with a medical term. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD by Jack Miles
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1995

"A flawed but able telling of a story that's not easy to comprehend, much less articulate. (First printing of 35,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selections; author tour)"
This learned and insightful approach to talking about God is a theological education in itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

North Beach by Miles Arceneaux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"Charlie eventually gets his shot in the ring, but the selfless, obstinate protagonist is already a champ."
In the fourth of Arceneaux's (Ransom Island, 2014, etc.) Gulf Coast thriller series, a 15-year-old athlete hopes to clear his professional boxing pal of a murder charge.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A sweeping debut not only for the author but also for this branch of American poli-sci, with color on every page and a hacker's gift for cutting through the blather."
The chronicle of a farcically troubled marriage between two rich, hubristic West Coast techies and their e-mail-challenged D.C. counterparts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANT NOT by Jonathan Miles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"For readers who relish extravagant language, scathing wit and philosophical heft, this book wastes nothing."
Miles' panoramic second novel (Dear American Airlines, 2008) is structured around differing definitions of waste. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUITCASE KILLINGS by Miles Tripp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 1998

"Pleasantly undemanding fare from a veteran author who could turn out cases like this one in his sleep."
One day Nick Hadley-Jones is hopelessly in debt to unsavory Tony Gallo; the next day he's working off his debt by muling cocaine from Germany to Tony's London club, the Red Slipper; the day after that, after a slight departure from Tony's meticulous plan, he's warming a seat at the wedding of a virtual stranger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHEROKEE ROSE by Tiya Miles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"An enchanting examination of bloodlines, legacy and the myriad branches of a diverse family tree."
A buried, early-19th-century diary, the fragrance of wild white roses and the rustling of river-cane reeds bring to life this refreshing debut novel by Miles, a winner of a MacArthur Fellowship (American Culture/Univ. of Michigan; The House on Diamond Hill, 2010, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUAKELAND by Kathryn Miles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Occasionally long-winded but readable and engaging—not to mention eye-opening, as the author delivers a firm warning to policymakers as well as individual citizens."
A wide-ranging account of earthquakes, the least understood of natural disasters, with vivid stories of the havoc they create and a warning about what will someday happen in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY UGLY BUG by Liz Pichon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"A similar premise gets more effective treatment in Andrew Clements's Big Al (1988), illustrated by Yoshi, and, more recently, in Graeme Base's Jungle Drums (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this notably unsuccessful take on the "I don't want to stand out" theme, a bug—colorful but not particularly ugly in the cartoon illustrations—brushes off her friends' appreciative comments and dresses herself to look like them, but changes her tune after repulsing a predatory bird. Read full book review >