Search Results: "Marie Jakober"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Fascinating and well plotted, with lively characters, good momentum, and suspense throughout."
A historical thriller from Canadian Jakober (The Black Chalice, not reviewed) follows the exploits (based partly on a true story) of a Richmond belle who spied for the Union during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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SONS OF LIBERTY by Marie Jakober
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Jakober (Only Call us Faithful, 2003, etc.) has pulled off a rare combination here: the well-plotted thriller that's also an intelligent, engrossing novel of ideas."
Just when you thought historical novelists might have exhausted every Civil War lode, along comes a fresh look at the covert struggle for hearts and minds in 1862's Maryland. Read full book review >

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HOW I WAS BORN by Marie Wabbes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1991

"Many families will find that this wholesome French import offers just the right amount of straightforward information. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Where babies comes from, beginning with Mom and Dad's courtship and marriage and going on to their pleasure in shared activities like cooking and bathing; then, ``that winter they decided they wanted to have a baby...So they made love.'' Pregnancy is shown from a child's point of view: Mom's changing shape, feeling the baby's movement. Read full book review >

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RAIN-DROP AND PEEK-A-BOO by Sheryl Marie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2010

"A personalized picture book best suited for those who really love rabbits."
Sing-song rhymes accompany charming colorful illustrations in this lively twist on a pet adoption book. Read full book review >

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DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A flawed yet worthy examination of undocumented immigration in the American South through the lens of young love. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Alma and Evan are teenagers living drastically different versions of the American dream in the southern United States. Read full book review >

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THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Original and sobering, Adelina is an antihero of nigh-unremitting darkness: an unusual young woman in the mold of such archetypes as Lucifer, Macbeth, and Darth Vader—and even Kissin' Kate Barlow from Holes. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A heroine's tragic tumble dominates the second volume of this trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 4, 2014

"Breathtaking, tragic and true. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Rich characterization, exquisite worldbuilding and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth. Read full book review >

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PRODIGY by Marie Lu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"The slow build culminates in a satisfyingly cinematic climax. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Explosions, aerial dogfights, betrayals, bionic limbs and passionate kisses: the ingredients of a great action adventure. Read full book review >

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GOD LOVES YOU! by Marie Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A solid board book for little ones starting to develop the concept of God. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about God's love. Read full book review >

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THE PATRON SAINT OF UGLY by Marie Manilla
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Manilla's compulsive embellishment can be wearying, and her ending verges on treacle, which is surprising after what has been at heart a cleareyed, touching fable of a girl learning the hard truths about herself and others."
Mermaids, maps, amulets and machismo all figure in this tall, busy tale about a girl's coming-of-age amid plain and improbable family lore. Read full book review >

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BOLIVAR by Marie Arana
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Arana ably captures the brash brilliance of this revered and vilified leader."
Inspired biography of the great Latin American revolutionary, with great depth given to his fulsome ideas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2001

"A rich and compelling personal narrative."
Expressive memoirs of a Peruvian-American girlhood, by the editor of the Washington Post Book World. Read full book review >