Search Results: "Martin Fletcher"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR REPORTER by Martin Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A fast-paced thriller that depicts the life-or-death realities of war correspondents."
Award-winning NBC News special correspondent Fletcher (Jacob's Oath, 2013, etc.) returns with an action-packed thriller where love and honor save the day. Read full book review >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A dogged reporter reveals essential truths, from his home and his heart, never broadcast on the evening news—a welcome bit of sanity."
An award-winning war correspondent files penetrating stories of Israel containing scant politics and much personal observation. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S OATH by Martin Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"An expressive and generally well-told story of love and hatred, revenge and recovery."
A Holocaust survivor must choose between keeping the woman he loves and seeking revenge against the camp guard who beat his younger brother to death. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2008

"An eye-opening, deeply felt memoir that brings us behind the cameras in the world's deadliest hot spots."
Veteran TV war correspondent Fletcher describes several decades of risking life, limb and sanity to chase down stories on the front lines. Read full book review >

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THE LIST by Martin Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A post-Holocaust novel that should be required reading wherever lessons about the plight of modern-day European Jews are taught."
Having fled the Nazis, a young Austrian couple in 1945 London discovers that for Jews like them, the war did not end with VE Day. While they desperately seek word on the possible survival or whereabouts of family members sent to concentration camps, petitions are being signed by anti-Semitics in their neighborhood of Hampstead to "send the aliens home"—ostensibly to clear space and jobs for returning British soldiers. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY DOG, MY CAT by Ashlee Fletcher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fletcher's first picture book is thoughtfully designed, with humor and a succinct text that will appeal to a broad age range. She is an illustrator to watch. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A simple and appealing story focuses on the differences between dogs and cats, with a patterned, predictable text that thoughtfully describes each divergent quality in concrete terms that preschoolers will understand. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE IN LOVE by Susan Fletcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A worthy companion book, with storytelling strong enough to interest even readers unfamiliar with the original novel or its many adaptations. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
The story of Eponine Thenardier, a side character from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, is told here, from early childhood to untimely death.Read full book review >

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FALCON IN THE GLASS by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The language will carry word-loving readers past the story's rough spots. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Moments of real beauty and mystery vie for readers' attention with an overstuffed plot glazed in magic. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2009

"Mostly for fans of the livelier second installment. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
George and Edie remain admirably stoic heroes, but dry prose inhibits this conclusion's pace. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT, STRANGE, AND LOVELY by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Bryn's family's ties to winged creatures and their passion for scientific learning are delineated with swift precision and nuanced emotion. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In a time not so far from now but within the universe of the Dragon Chronicles, 14-year-old Bryn misses her scientist mom, who has disappeared in Alaska. Read full book review >