Search Results: "Maria V. Snyder"


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STORM WATCHER by Maria V. Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A welcome addition to the middle-grade library. (Adventure. 9-13)"
This deftly plotted story will engage readers of both genders with its fresh storyline. Read full book review >

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INSIDE OUT by Maria V. Snyder
ROMANCE
Released: April 1, 2010

"Too many rushed plotlines about Inside's history and families plus not enough character development or worldbuilding make for a dull story. (Science fiction. YA)"
Trella's world, called Inside, is divided both physically and socially. Read full book review >

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I CAN DANCE by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Encouraging activity on multiple levels, a good choice for toddler board-book collections. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This interactive board book showcases several kinds of dance. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS LULLABY by Betsy Snyder
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"A lovely addition to bedtime-book collections. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown's mother bunny famously tells her little one to "have a carrot" when he finally settles in for the night. Read full book review >

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BIGGER THAN A BREAD BOX by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Elements of magic add to this enjoyable coming-of-age tale of family problems and personal growth. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Rebecca realistically deals with the fallout of her parents' separation, aided (surprisingly) by a magical bread box. Read full book review >

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HANNAH’S GARDEN by Midori Snyder
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Like the tales Cassie remembers her mother telling, this is 'filled with wonderment and botany,' as well as music, deep relationships between generations, and complex, evocative magic-working. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager and her mother are caught between opposing forces of nature magic in this atmospheric, if deliberately paced, fantasy. Read full book review >

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COFFIN'S GOT THE DEAD GUY ON THE INSIDE by Keith Snyder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1998

"The title says it all: determined postmodern whimsy for those in the mood."
To oblige his friend Norton Platt, and maybe to make a little bit of the cash that electronic musical compositions like Untitled #23 haven't been bringing in, Jason Keltner agrees to babysit Paul Reno (with whom his friendship had cooled when Paul slept with Jason's ex) by inviting him to rent a vacant apartment in Jason's building. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This slightly recycled collection of footnotes and field notes (the first volume from Counterpoint) covers much territory, mapping out a few good pieces but not a wholly cohesive tract. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to Audubon)"
Snyder's longtime concerns with ecology, Zen Buddhism, Native American culture, nature writing, and poetry intermix in these varied short essays, gathered slightly indiscriminantly from over his career. Read full book review >

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BLACK EARTH by Timothy Snyder
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A scholarly examination that poses important questions but ultimately offers less in the way of original reportage than Nikolaus Wachsmann's KL (2015)."
A prominent historian brings the Holocaust under new scrutiny and wonders if the right confluence of modern forces could bring genocide back. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A competent but throwaway memoir, with possible appeal for movie-industry insiders and film buffs."
Hollywood superagent's hubris-fueled downfall, as related by her long-suffering assistant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Snyder presents logical theories supported by historical studies that question the undue optimism of a rush to an immature liberal democracy at the tragic cost of bloody strife and loss of freedom. National leaders should take notice."
A scholarly thesis about the perils and difficulties involved in the transition from tyranny to participatory government. Read full book review >