Search Results: "Mark Newell"


BOOK REVIEW

SPARKY THE SHARK by Paula  Mantle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"Unlikely friends Sparky and Dax both entertain and deliver a message disguised by humor and fun. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
An interactive and silly adventure featuring Sparky, a shark, and his penguin buddy, Dax, and their quest to fit in on the beach. Read full book review >

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The Broad Road by Ben Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"A detailed, allegorical discussion of Hell and the many ways to get there."
A man suddenly finds himself on a path to the afterlife in Newell's inspirational-fiction debut. Read full book review >

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Tristan Bay Accord by Lizzie Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An often engaging tale of a confining society, rendered with love."
In Newell's (The Fisherman and the Sperm Thief, 2016, etc.) second Fenria sci-fi novel, a woman tries to legally establish her own clan.Read full book review >

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The Boy and the Bastard by Russell Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"First-rate thriller in the vein of Joseph Finder."
When his son goes missing, a successful young businessman searches for him as his own life falls apart. Read full book review >

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SAPPHO'S AGENCY by Lizzie Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"An enjoyable foray into erotic, female-centric literature, with enough nuance and structure to serve as decent sci-fi."
In a largely oceanic world where men are scarce and paternity is often kept secret, Daisy and her partner, Sappho, run an agency that helps men and women conceive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"But, on the whole, this is an engaging introduction to Mormon history and belief."
A Mormon primer that believers and nonbelievers alike will profit from. Read full book review >

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OOLA by Brittany Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A dreamy and provocative exploration of sex, privilege, and self-discovery."
Two young artists fall for one another in this twisted debut, testing the boundaries between love, obsession, and identity. Read full book review >

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A GRAND OLD TREE by Mary Newell DePalma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A winsome introduction to the cycles of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Once there was a grand old tree." Read full book review >

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TWO LITTLE BIRDS by Mary Newell DePalma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Visually distinctive, but a little disingenuous in its approach to the science that underlies it. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This charming if superficial story follows two little birds from the moment they burst from their shells. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE EGG by Mary Newell DePalma
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"The story is so slight and metaphorical, however, that it has difficulty carrying the energetic illustrations, and it ends up a piece of charming whimsy rather than a tale with real substance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An odd little tale of fruit and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH! by Mary Newell DePalma
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Other books with the same title are available—be sure to get this one too, with the impish, blue-spiked dinosaur, for bubbling good fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
If young kids haven't already learned to exclaim "Uh-oh" over some mishap, it's guaranteed they will after reading this entertaining romp. Read full book review >