Search Results: "Marisa Silver"


BOOK REVIEW

NO DIRECTION HOME by Marisa Silver
Released: June 1, 2005

"Heavy on the self-reproach, this questing first novel is all but defeated by its insistence on the difficult duties of parent and child."
Themes of desertion and migration visibly shape a story of family responsibility. Read full book review >

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BABE IN PARADISE by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2001

"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
An uneven first collection from writer/filmmaker Silver. Read full book review >

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MARY COIN by Marisa Silver
Released: March 7, 2013

"Walker's tacked-on connection to the photograph seems a calculated attempt to add sexual intrigue to what is otherwise a disappointingly plodding account that sheds no new light on either the photographer or her subject."
The fictionalized lives of photographer Dorothea Lange and the Native American farm worker behind her famous Depression-era portrait "Migrant Mother." Read full book review >

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LITTLE NOTHING by Marisa Silver
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Disappointing and often just kind of gross."
A postmodern fable by the award-winning author of Mary Coin (2013) and The God of War (2008). Read full book review >

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THE GOD OF WAR by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2008

"Finely wrought characters and an illuminating portrait of the secret world of autism makes for a powerful, often tragic tale."
A stunning second novel from Silver (No Direction Home, 2005, etc.): the coming-of-age tale of a boy growing up in the California desert with his autistic brother. Read full book review >

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SILVER by Rhiannon Held
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 2012

"Certainly worth a try for existing lycanthrophiles."
Werewolves are threatened by a mysterious antagonist in Held's fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Makes the pirate world come alive, but purists may be put off by the author's rearrangement of details from the original story."
Chicago-based attorney Chupack expands the story of one of Robert Louis Stevenson's most memorable characters—Long John Silver—in this Treasure Island spinoff told from the pirate's perspective. Read full book review >

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SILVER by Chris Wooding
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"It's just all kinds of white-knuckle fun. (Horror. 12 & up)"
When strange insects assault a remote boarding school in England, the kids try to save the day in this tense page-turner. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Motion's plot wobbles as he casts his net wide to include slavery, but his ambition is admirable, as is his stylistic elegance."
The British critic/biographer and former Poet Laureate, in his spirited sequel to Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, keeps the core of the original (the quest), while adding his own distinctive imprint. Read full book review >

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SILVER by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"A quick read with some interesting fantasy elements, but the passive heroine and sometimes-confusing worldbuilding disappoint. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
Brianna Paxton has always suspected she is invisible to boys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Innumerable anecdotes, scenic vistas, and local events, mostly interesting, punctuated by horrific car-bomb explosions."
A fast-paced tour of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Read full book review >

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SILVER SEEDS by Paul Paolilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Pleasant enough. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
It's hard not to like a book so deeply thought out in concept. Read full book review >