Search Results: "Marianne Schnall"


BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Barack Obama smashed down one long-closed door in 2008. This book makes a compelling case for another shattering of barriers sooner rather than later."
Intriguing interviews exploring the role of women in American political leadership. Read full book review >

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THE LION AND THE BIRD by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A sensitive, uplifting meditation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Canadian artist Dubuc delivers a quiet story that knits together themes of friendship and the circle of seasons. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lezlie Evans and illustrated by David McPhail (2010). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Richmond offers a bland and confusing a companion to her Beautiful Brown Eyes (2009). Read full book review >

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MR. POSTMOUSE TAKES A TRIP by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This one's playfulness invites repeat readings, and like Mr. Postmouse, it delivers consistently. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The dedicated postal worker who first appeared in Mr. Postmouse's Rounds (2015) returns with his entire family for a much bigger adventure. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN YOU by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Despite its overall good intentions, the book feels rushed and ill considered, with little offered by way of identification to get readers involved. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Well-intentioned cheerleading falls flat. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY TEXAS VALENTINE by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"No matter where your valentine is, skip. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another holiday joins the publisher's series of state-specific books. Read full book review >

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THE NAMED by Marianne Curley
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Anguished heartbreak and suppressed longing are bound to continue to spice up the history-hopping sword-and-sorcery, making the sequels an ongoing guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Swashbuckling time-travel plus soap-opera relationships make for a page-turning start to a promised trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE DARK by Marianne Curley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Pure soap-opera fluff with only the lightest sprinkling of the fantastic; but fans will eat it up with a spoon. (Fantasy. YA)"
Another helping of time-travel fantasy, heavy on the melodrama, in a sequel to The Named (2002). Read full book review >

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EVELESS EDEN by Marianne Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"Romance, adventure, and politics from New York to Paris to London to Berlin to Timioara: Wiggins carries these forward with knowledgeable zest, but the deeper themes just don't have the voices here to lift them convincingly."
From Wiggins (Herself in Love, 1987; John Dollar, 1988; etc.): a novel about ambition, love, and politics that reaches for emotion but is better at capturing attitude. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW CATCHER by Marianne Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"An ambitious, lively work, though its fragments don't coalesce perfectly."
Wiggins (Evidence of Things Unseen, 2003, etc.) takes on real-life American photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis. Read full book review >

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EVIDENCE OF THINGS UNSEEN by Marianne Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2003

"Still, the author brings these characters to life even as Ray (as in ray of light) and Opal (opalescence) begin to seem overtly apocryphal."
A comprehensive love story stretches from the birth of X-rays to the detonation of the first nuclear weapons, and links it all with rural America between the wars. Read full book review >

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ZEN UNDER FIRE by Marianne Elliott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"An earnest but fairly unskilled rendering of a humanitarian worker's trials and tribulations in Afghanistan."
An activist's candid account of the hardships she endured working as a human rights officer for the United Nations. Read full book review >