Search Results: "Marina Mander"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST TRUE LIE by Marina Mander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An interesting protagonist makes this worth a look, but the novel doesn't so much end as stop."
A slim but elegantly carved look into the inner life of an orphaned child. 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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GATHERINGS by Marina Rust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"But there's precious little timbre to Meredith's voice and, for sure, no explanations."
A debut from a graduate of the fiction school that teaches writers just to set it down without trying to sort it out first. 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 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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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 >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

From 1600 to the 1800s, sugar drove the economies of Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa and did more "to reshape the world than any ruler, empire, or war had ever done." Read full book review >

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Released: March 28, 2017

"Captivating, powerful, and thought-provoking. (cast of characters, timeline, authors' note, sources, notes, bibliography, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 13 & up)"
This multilayered biography vividly introduces photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, setting their careers in the context of the Spanish Civil War, the run-up to World War II, and the birth of modern photojournalism. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE FROM ME TO YOU by Marina Gessner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Good romance, great wilderness. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl decides to hike the Appalachian Trail on her own and meets a boy who may actually be living on the trail. Read full book review >

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TELL US WE'RE HOME by Marina Budhos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 4, 2010

"Keenly necessary. (Fiction. 12-15)"
It's the typical story of middle school BFFs—all immigrants. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2009

"An important link in the understanding between ancient and modern."
A lively look at the life and work of Cyriacus of Ancona, the early classicist and preservationist of antiquities. Read full book review >