Search Results: "Marina Chapman"


BOOK REVIEW

MARINA by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2014

"High-quality gothic genre fiction with a classic Mary Shelley sensibility. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Like Paris in Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, Ruiz Zafón's Barcelona is a character in its own right, linchpin for this richly atmospheric, genuinely scary tale. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE CHAPMAN by Kate Sedley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A strong debut."
A septuagenarian recalls his youth, when, in 1471, he quit the Benedictines (no calling), became a chapman (a wandering peddler), and discovered his affinity for detective work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"An intriguing adventure story that often doesn't ring true. Caveat emptor."
The improbable story of how Chapman was kidnapped from her rural Colombian village at the age of 5 and abandoned in the jungle. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Clearly, a great deal of hard work and passion for the subject went into the writing of this book—but its length may daunt readers."
Coming-of-age in Russia, 1916-19, is seen through the eyes of a young poet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Slightly marred by the author's tendency to wandering wordiness, but lovers of the genre will certainly forgive her."
A sordid case that spread sensation like wildfire across an 1830s America just beginning to flex its national brand of jurisprudence. Read full book review >

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THE SILK, THE SHEARS, and MARINA by Irena Vrkljan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A noteworthy addition to the small body of contemporary Croatian writings available in English, and a lyrical study of the form and meaning of biography."
paper 0-8101-1604-9 A Croatian writer intriguingly probes the meaning of the past and its literary rendering through an examination of her own life and that of the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Irish to the gills, a festive delight, and fully aware of what it is—and what it isn't."
Newspaper columns and a stage adaptation (The Brother) quilted out of O'Brien's novels make for a merry little patchwork of literary pleasures from the late (d. 1966) comic master (At Swim-Two-Birds, 1939). Read full book review >

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EUSTACE & CLYDE by Marina Aizen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Warm and cheerful with just a dash of house-hunting entertainment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two koala bears look for a new home that's a little less crowded and noisy, but the search isn't so simple in Aizen's (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 2013, etc.) newest picture book. Read full book review >

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THE INN BETWEEN by Marina Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Readers looking for a mystery with heart, humor, and hairy moments will be captivated. (Supernatural fiction. 9-12)"
A haunted hotel seeks new victims in this middle-grade suspense novel. Read full book review >

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THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO by Marina Fiorato
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2009

"Despite some awkward POV shifts, the action proceeds briskly, with just enough technical and period detail to sustain interest."
First novel melds the stories of a 17th-century master craftsman and his modern-day descendant. Read full book review >

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STRAWBERRY FIELDS by Marina Lewycka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"Strawberry-sweet, but not too syrupy."
After a disastrous strawberry-picking season, Eastern European migrant workers take a road trip across "this other Eden…this earth, this realm, this England" in search of meaning, stability and perhaps even love. Read full book review >

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THE LETO BUNDLE by Marina Warner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Pynchon), but her Bundle is alive with quirky inventions, and it's great fun watching her try and fail to pull it all together."
Myths and fairy tales are crucial presences in Warner's cultural histories (No Go the Bogeyman, 1999, etc.) and novels like Indigo (1992), The Lost Father (1989), and her newest: an ambitious, intermittently chaotic reshaping of the classical tale of Leto. Read full book review >