Search Results: "Megan Lindholm"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GYPSY by Steven Brust
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1992

"Often absorbing and impressive, then, with outstanding characters; would that the authors had restrained their impulses toward self-indulgent ethnic embroidery."
Odd, flavorsome, sometimes irksomely nebulous hybrid of mystical fantasy and urban police thriller, from Brust (The Phoenix Guards (Brust) and Lindholm (Cloven Hooves). Read full book review >

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THE INHERITANCE & OTHER STORIES by Robin Hobb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2011

"You don't have to be a fan of either of the author's identities to enjoy this collection—but you may become one."
Author Margaret Lindholm Ogden, better known as Megan Lindholm and as Robin Hobb, contributes new and old work from both her pen names to a single anthology. Read full book review >

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MEGAN MEADE’S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS by Kate Brian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, fans of books like Alex Bradley's 24 Girls in 7 Days (p. 117) will enjoy the escapism—if they can overlook the rather formulaic characterization. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old army brat Megan is sent to live with the McGowans when her parents are transferred overseas. Read full book review >

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STEEL WOMBS by R.C. Lindholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2017

"An uneven but often enjoyable thriller."
In this debut novel, an American geologist spends part of his retirement investigating a strange science project in Mexico. Read full book review >

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IS AMERICA BREAKING APART? by John A. Hall
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A slim but very thoughtful volume that is well worth reading."
Amid the clamor of multiculturalism and "difference" politics, Americans wonder if their country can remain a cohesive whole. Read full book review >

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SHOW DOG by Megan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Ed and the Hubbles will delight young readers, particularly 'Henry and Mudge' fans. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What makes a dog a Champion? Read full book review >

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THE GOOD PATIENT by Kristin Waterfield Duisberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2003

"Mercifully light on the psychobabble: a sharp and unsentimental glimpse of emotional collapse and recovery, narrated with compassion and a welcome sense of humor."
An intense and moving debut about a young woman's nervous breakdown and slow recovery. Read full book review >

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3 PANDAS PLANTING by Megan Halsey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The serious message is delivered with an admirably light touch; and it's a good counting book, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title says it all: from ``12 crocodiles...carpooling'' (unequally divided among three cars for extra arithmetic practice) to ``2 whales...watching for polluters'' and ``1 elephant...enjoying the earth,'' sensible suggestions for protecting the environment are dramatized in humorous spreads featuring animal characters—tigers turning off faucets, turtles taking cans home from the beach, rhinos using rechargeable batteries. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG WAY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE by Megan  Stielstra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"In a style that is literary but never pedantic, Stielstra has crafted a collection that has such a sense of continuity that it could pass as a memoir."
Perhaps not lifesaving, but a life-enriching collection of essays by a conscientious writer and teacher who knows that asking the right questions is more important than having all the answers. Read full book review >

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ALL THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Megan Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A gripping family drama filled with quirky details and twists, told by a master storyteller who keeps readers mesmerized even when they don't get what they think they want."
As Ilya Stern adjusts to the idea that his brother, Niko, and ex-wife, Alicia, are in love, he finds himself drawn to Theresa, but a haunting event from their past may hold secrets powerful enough to threaten their future. Read full book review >

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SANYARE by Megan Haskell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"A flawed but often enjoyable adventure."
A changeling among elves must solve a mystery and discover her past in this debut fantasy from Haskell. Read full book review >

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R IS FOR REBEL by Megan Mulry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A clever, intense read marred by a few mechanics issues, including some distracting head-hopping. However, these flaws are minor compared to the quality of the story and storytelling."
Aristocrat Abigail Heyworth has never fit comfortably in her skin, but she's decided it's well past time to create a life; self-made American millionaire Eliot Cranbrook wants everything from Abby, which is hard since she's not sure what that is. Read full book review >