Search Results: "Liz Walters"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REBELS’ HOUR by Lieve Joris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Lackluster storytelling dampens the effect of the strong reporting."
A narrative account of war in the Congo from Belgian journalist Joris (Mali Blues: Traveling to an African Beat, 1998). Read full book review >

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THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

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WHEN WILL IT BE SPRING? by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Walter's illustrations are scene-stealers, with their terrific evocations of wild landscapes and the creatures Alfie encounters- -bat, mink, wolf, lynx—during his midwinter investigations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Winter approaches. Read full book review >

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PLAY GENTLY, ALFIE BEAR by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Softly painted illustrations of this cuddly, teddy bear-like family will enchant young children while at the same time providing a useful lesson for siblings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a new baby brother and sister arrive on the scene, a young bear named Alfie must learn how to play gently with them. Read full book review >

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END OF DAYS by Eric Walters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A theme-packed pre-apocalyptic story for ideas-loving readers. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A giant asteroid's on a collision course with Earth. Read full book review >

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90 DAYS OF DIFFERENT by Eric Walters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Overly structured and flat. (Fiction. 12-16)"
After her boyfriend breaks up with her, claiming she is too predictable, 18-year-old Sophie agrees to a plan that is sure to get her out of her comfort zone. Read full book review >

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THE ADVERSARY by Michael Walters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2009

"Just when you thought nothing new could be added to the police procedural, along comes an intriguing glimpse of Mongolian culture, politics and scenery through the eyes of a deeply complex protagonist (The Shadow Walker, 2006)."
A police officer goes up against a crime family whose tentacles stretch from modern Ulan Baatar to the primitive steppes. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW WALKER by Michael Walters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The mystery in Walters's debut lacks distinction, but his prose is sure and his vivid portrait of a largely unknown culture lays a solid groundwork for future installments."
A British police inspector is sent to an exotic land to catch a serial killer. Read full book review >

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MRS. SINCLAIR'S SUITCASE by Louise Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A breathtaking, beautifully crafted tale of loves that survive secrets."
Letters and postcards once used as bookmarks flutter out of used books, forgotten signs of liaisons. Read full book review >

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THE SCULPTRESS by Minette Walters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Walters brings a shivery mastery to the old-fashioned British whodunit, with plotting as twisted as the characters' secrets."
Walters follows her dark debut, The Ice House (1992), with the even more striking tale of enormous, unloved Olive Martin, serving a life sentence after confessing to killing and dismembering her mother and sister. Read full book review >

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RED SUNSET DRIVE by Jan Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2017

"A solid mystery featuring otherworldly good and bad guys, which primes its readers for future series entries."
In the second installment of Walters' (York Street, 2014, etc.) supernatural-thriller series, a police detective and his ghostly relative go up against vampires in Des Moines, Iowa. Read full book review >