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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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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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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THE CABINET OF WONDERS by Marie Rutkoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2008

"Disappointing. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A refreshingly different fantasy premise falls to pedestrian plotting. Read full book review >

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QUENNU AND THE CAVE BEAR by Marie Day
Released: April 1, 1999

"An explanatory page at the end puts the action into context. (Picture book. 7-11)"
paper 1-895688-87-6 Day uses the prehistoric tale of a young girl coming to terms with her fear of bears to explore the world of cave art. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT STAR by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Like many a classic antihero's, Adelina's trajectory is both sobering and satisfying. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The affecting conclusion to the Young Elites trilogy relishes ardent emotion but is never mawkish. Read full book review >

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Pieces Of Me by Josi Marie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2013

"An eventful, flawed story of self-empowerment from a young woman."
A young Rwandese woman in New York City recounts homelessness, luxury and everything in between in this coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >

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From Barefoot To Stilettos by Marie Pizano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A personal story about traveling a long road to empowerment and self-sufficiency."
One woman recounts her rags-to-riches journey. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK by Marie Brennan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2015

"Fans of this charming series won't be disappointed."
Third in Brennan's fine natural-history fantasy series, set six years after the events detailed in The Tropic of Serpents (2014).Read full book review >