Search Results: "Michelle Orange"


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THIS IS RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE by Michelle Orange
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An intriguingly different take on today's culture."
Film critic and essayist Orange (The Sicily Papers, 2006) situates this collection of new and previously published pieces around her thoughts on leaving "the Next Generation," which she "had unwittingly been a part of for two decades." Read full book review >

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COMING HOME TO JERUSALEM by Wendy Orange
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2000

"A desultory, episodic, and most unsatisfying peek at contemporary Israel."
A rather predictable Cook's Tour of the Holy Land. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Intriguing tale from the boom, though one hardly optimistic on globalization's wisdom."
Densely rendered account of a onetime French bureaucrat's ill-starred media and utilities conglomerate. Read full book review >

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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An original tale of family love, scientific passion, and a truly epic journey of self-discovery. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Instead of a lost kitten, 11-year-old Stella "Bug" Rodriguez rescues a black hole she names Larry ("short for Singularity, which I'd read is a place of infinite gravity at the heart of a black hole"). Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF THE FALCON by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"A lush and riveting journey. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic Bronze Age adventure begun in Gods and Warriors (2012) continues in this third volume as two heroes must face terrible obstacles in their quest to find their loved ones. Read full book review >

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EVERY LAST DROP by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Informative, attractive and alarming—readers will think twice before leaving the water running as they brush their teeth. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
You turn a tap. The water flows: clean and, if not abundantly, at least steadily. You are the lucky one in two humans. Read full book review >

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PEDAL IT! by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A smart, tangy history of our two-wheeled friend. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A bike's design is to get you from A to B, concedes Mulder, but it can also mix a smoothie, spin a centrifuge, grind grain and even change the world. Read full book review >

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FIFTEENTH SUMMER by Michelle Dalton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"It's just good writing, and good writing always works. (Romance. 12 & up)"
This sweet, realistic tale of a girl's first love proves that young romance fans don't need vampires, werewolves or other assorted immortals to enjoy a book about love in their age group. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS OF TRELIAN by Michelle Knudsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Nonetheless, the likable characters and brisk narrative will undoubtedly lure readers into eagerly anticipating future installments. Next time, though—more Jakl, please! (Fantasy. 11-16)"
An engaging fantasy sequel marred by middle-book syndrome. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Absorbing, compelling and unforgettable. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
War has been declared, and the young, royal, exiled FitzOsbornes are immediately in the thick of things as Cooper's Montmaray Journals trilogy comes to its conclusion. Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Interesting and unusual. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Mara's absorbing tale continues in this first sequel in the Mara Dyer series, answering some questions but, clearly, leaving plenty of suspense still to come. Read full book review >