Search Results: "Margo Lanagan"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Bracing, powerful, resonant. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this spellbinding, intricately layered novel, the Printz Honor winner (Tender Morsels, 2008) puts her unique spin on selkies—haunting, mysterious, seal-human shape-shifters in a world of hardscrabble fishing villages, lonely islands and cold, restless seas. Read full book review >

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ZEROES by Scott Westerfeld
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"In this series opener by three acclaimed authors, intriguing protagonists and cinematic powers will surely please adventure fans who don't mind an ensemble developed at the expense of the individual. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
A sextet of mutant superhero teenagers just want to be safe in this weighty tome. Read full book review >

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YELLOWCAKE by Margo Lanagan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Familiar roots and accessible themes make this strong collection a good introduction to Lanagan's mind-bending work. (author's note) (Fantasy/short stories. 14 & up)"
Lanagan unravels familiar myths and fairy tales, weaving them into unique, sharply resonant forms in this characteristically stunning collection. Read full book review >

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BLACK JUICE by Margo Lanagan
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

These ten new tales from Down Under take readers to worlds like, yet tantalizingly unlike, their own. Read full book review >

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TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Not to be missed. (Fantasy. 15 & up)"
Lanagan's debut U.S. novel after three spectacular short-story collections, including the Printz Honor-winning Black Juice (2005), scintillates, titillates and altogether wows. Read full book review >

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RED SPIKES by Margo Lanagan
FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Bound to baffle and delight, this is not for everyone, but will reward the patient reader. (Short stories/fantasy. YA)"
Lanagan's searing prose and bizarre, whimsical vision once again pull together in a fascinating, baffling and rewarding collection. Read full book review >

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WHITE TIME by Margo Lanagan
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Ranging from shocking to poignant, arch to tragic, each compelling entry is rich in imaginative twists and details, and will engender strong, complex reactions from readers. (Short stories. YA)"
From the author of the exemplary collection Black Juice (2005), ten more stories featuring teenagers (mostly) living in or encountering alternate realities. Read full book review >

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SWARM by Scott Westerfeld
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A high-octane bundle of thrills. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
After Zeroes (2015), the group of superpowered teenagers is derailed by other people with powers—and fewer morals. Read full book review >

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WHO R U REALLY? by Margo Kelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Kelly's first novel is a suspenseful page-turner with multiple suspects, a little bit of romance, and a strong but not overbearing message. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A naïve 14-year-old longing for a first romance believes she has found it with an online stranger. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1996

"Lively and amusing, with a cast of characters that calls for its own sitcom. (Author tour)"
The usual mix of architects, contractors, and building inspectors is scrambled with two pug dogs and a location in socially dysfunctional Venice Beach, Calif., for a witty entry in the library of diaries about the nightmare of renovating a house. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2000

"A respectful look at an aspect of pop culture not normally treated in such unsensational terms. (22 b&w photos)"
Nonprofit fundraiser and tattoo enthusiast DeMello offers an academic account of the history and evolution of body tattoos and their sociocultural roles through the years. Read full book review >