Search Results: "Maile Chapman"


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YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT SUVANTO by Maile Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"An affecting though overreaching first novel."
A misogynistic gynecologist disrupts the seemingly anodyne routine of a Finnish female sanatorium, unleashing sinister forces, in Chapman's debut, a strained reinvention of a Greek tragedy. Read full book review >

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LIARS AND SAINTS by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2003

"Prizewinning storywriter Meloy (Half in Love, 2002) pushes every melodramatic hot button with disarming understatement."
A multigenerational first novel told with remarkable compression and precision. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY DAUGHTER by Maile Meloy
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"And each novel stands alone; together they pack a seismic wallop."
A thoroughly original and undeniably brilliant companion piece to Meloy's debut novel, Saints and Liars (2003). Read full book review >

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DO NOT BECOME ALARMED by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Do not start this book after dinner or you will almost certainly be up all night."
Three families on a cruise are separated from their children during a shore excursion in Central America. Read full book review >

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BOTH WAYS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT IT by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2009

"The author seldom allows a trickle of hope to lighten her characters' anguish, but she gives them a consciousness and dignity that make their experiences deeply moving."
Meloy (A Family Daughter, 2006, etc.) explores loneliness in 11 stories set mostly in her native Montana. Read full book review >

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HALF IN LOVE by Maile Meloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Impressive debut by a young author previously published in the New Yorker and the Paris Review."
Minimalist without being enigmatic, talented newcomer Meloy packs a lot into a small space: 15 spare, memorable stories, set mostly in the contemporary rural West. Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICES by Maile Meloy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"This sober and well-constructed adventure accurately conveys the geopolitical instability of the era and is leavened with just enough magic, chaste romance and humor to appeal to middle-grade readers through teens. (art not seen) (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
"Our work is an ongoing struggle with unintended consequences," says Marcus Burrows, the titular apothecary of Meloy's previous novel for young adults (2011). Read full book review >

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IS IT CHRISTMAS YET? by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A story with a youngster getting ready for Christmas with just his dad should be a welcome choice for single fathers to share with their children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little bear named Teddy gets ready for Christmas with his father, Big Bear, in this decidedly cheerful British import. Read full book review >

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VERY SPECIAL FRIENDS by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"This soothing ode to the power of friendship reveals that a lazy day is always better spent with the ones you love. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The grass is always greener when you have companions to share your time. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"From 'Hey Diddle, Diddle' to 'Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat,' this is a bountiful treasury of gems. (Anthology. 2-5)"
You can judge this book by its cover. Read full book review >

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PIRATE, VIKING & SCIENTIST by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Waging peace through…science! That this debut is as funny as it is sneakily informative is icing on the cake. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a clear triumph for the scientific method, a young researcher systematically discovers how to keep his two close friends from punching each other out every time they meet. Read full book review >

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TED, BO AND DIZ by Jason Chapman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"With plenty of action but no sense of real danger, this will be perfect for sharing with younger audiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A day at the beach proves surprisingly eventful for three friends in this deceptively low-key debut. Read full book review >