Search Results: "Mardi Jo Link"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOTSTRAPPER by Mardi Jo Link
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A moving account of how one woman's willpower saved her home and her family."
A woman's journey of survival against many odds. Read full book review >

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THE DRUMMOND GIRLS by Mardi Jo Link
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A moving, honest, and laughter-filled account of eight women who gather one weekend every year and enjoy themselves to the fullest."
Loyalty and friendship among eight women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1992

"An invaluable opening onto China's best and brightest hearts and minds."
Beautifully conceived and reported collection of musings by Chinese intellectuals, expertly stitched together by Link (Chinese Literature/Princeton). Read full book review >

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STRANGER THINGS HAPPEN by Kelly Link
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Stylistic pyrotechnics light up a bizarre but emotionally truthful landscape. Link's a writer to watch."
Eleven stories showcase a dexterous use of language and a startling, if frequently elusive, imagination as ghosts, aliens, and the living dead invade the most mundane aspects of everyday life. Read full book review >

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MAKING OLD STORIES NEW WITH DONNA JO NAPOLI
by Julie Danielson

Adventure, magic, love, and betrayal. That’s what the sub-title of Donna Jo Napoli’s newest book, Tales From the Arabian Nights, promises readers. In this ambitious and handsomely-designed collection, illustrated by Christina Balit, Napoli gathers a selection of these ancient stories, 45 of the original 1,001 “nights.” Her respect for the legendary tales is evident in not only her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE WATCHER by Charlotte Link
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2014

"Link (The Other Child, 2013) switches so deftly among her different characters' viewpoints that the web she weaves is tinged by an exceptionally powerful sense of miasmal paranoia. Only the hyperextended last act, plunging her damsel into a much more traditional kind of distress, is a letdown."
Someone is watching Gillian Ward. Actually, several someones, each with a different agenda, some of them creepy, one of them lethal. Read full book review >

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GET IN TROUBLE by Kelly Link
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Exquisite, cruelly wise and the opposite of reassuring, these stories linger like dreams and will leave readers looking over their shoulders for their own ghosts."
In stories as haunting as anything the Grimm brothers could have come up with, Link (Magic for Beginners, 2005, etc.) gooses the mundane with meaning and enchantment borrowed from myth, urban legend and genre fiction.Read full book review >

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THE OTHER CHILD by Charlotte Link
Released: April 1, 2013

"A compelling story, but the cop on the case isn't likely to garner fans with her approach to crime solving."
Although she's well-known in Germany, this book marks Link's first real entry into the American market. Read full book review >

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COLDWATER by Mardi McConnochie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Conceptually intriguing but narratively uncompelling. Wuthering Heights it's not."
Australian playwright McConnochie nods to the Brontës while investigating her country's convict past—in a melodramatic and muddled debut that chronicles the dangers threatening three literary daughters and their martinet father on an island penal colony. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT RAINY MOUNTAIN by Mardi Oakley Medawar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1996

"The author (a western, People of the Whistling Waters, not reviewed) needs to do homework in something more than Native lore."
A rough-hewn Native American adventure set amidst the flourishing Kiowa nation during the summer of 1866. Read full book review >