Search Results: "Marie Winn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1998

"Wildlife Almanac'' in the appendix."
This story is for the birds—but even non-avians will applaud this winning narrative of romantic raptors and other feathered habituÇs of Manhattan's Central Park. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2008

"Exuberantly illuminates Central Park's vibrant, 843-acre nocturnal world."
Even blanketed in darkness, Manhattan's crown jewel teems with fascinating wildlife. Read full book review >

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FUTURES MADE OF VIRTUAL INSANITY
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Warcross by Marie Lu

Cover Story: Technicolortastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Absolute Sci-Fi
Bonus Factors:
 Team Tournament, Cat-and-Mouse, Hackers, Easter Eggs
Relationship Status: Game On

Cover Story: Technicolortastic

Sure, I could dissect the issues I have with this cover. (Why do the innards of the title look like a digital ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DEPARTMENT OF LOST AND FOUND by Allison Winn Scotch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"Amiable gal stuff, aiming for, but not quite reaching, a higher plateau."
A predictable debut about a 30-year-old go-getter whose life is put on hold when she's diagnosed with breast cancer. Read full book review >

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THE ONE THAT I WANT by Allison Winn Scotch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Pleasant, predictable beach-bag fare from Scotch (Time of My Life, 2008, etc.)."
A dose of supernatural powers turns a self-satisfied former cheerleader into an emotional wreck, and maybe a more authentic person. Read full book review >

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MAKING MISCHIEF
by Julie Danielson

One of my favorite pieces of writing in children’s literature, which began life as a lecture at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is Patricia Lee Gauch’s “The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” which can be read here at the Horn Book’s site. Gauch starts out by paying loving tribute to children as mischief-makers—“Someone who ...


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THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A must for fans of Kristin Cashore's Fire (2009) and other totally immersive fantasies. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A new series—fantasy, this time—from the author of the best-selling Legend dystopia. Read full book review >

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THE RADIUS OF US by Marie Marquardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A rushed ending is only a small distraction in this otherwise eye-opening story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
As in Dream Things True (2015), Marquardt explores the American dream, this time through the lenses of two traumatized teens. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2008

"A rich and masterful memoir with great value for aspiring practitioners of the genre, as well as discerning readers."
Vanity Fair writer at large Brenner (Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women, 2000, etc.) pens an absorbing account of her fractious relationship with her brother. Read full book review >

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THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS by Marie Brennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Reader, lose no time in making Isabella's acquaintance."
The second adventure (A Natural History of Dragons, 2013) for the doughty Isabella Camherst, a dragon-obsessed young lady of Scirland determined to pursue her research in an age when educating girls in science and philosophy is frowned upon. Read full book review >

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PULLING THROUGH by Eileen Marie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2013

"A straightforward account of childhood abuse and adult reconciliation."
In her first memoir, Marie tells a story of growing up in 1940 and '50s Canada full of hardship, strength and ultimately forgiveness. Read full book review >