Search Results: "Mina Javaherbin"


BOOK REVIEW

SOCCER STAR by Mina Javaherbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A lovely story about soccer, gender and hope. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A soccer story with a gender-equality twist. Read full book review >

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GOAL! by Mina Javaherbin
by Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by A.G. Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The paintings are realistic and evocatively capture the dusty alley and an incongruously lovely sunset, but ultimately neither words nor pictures come fully to life. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A group of friends enjoys a game of soccer in the street, fending off bullies and cleverly protecting their prized new regulation soccer ball. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT IN THE DARK by Mina Javaherbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Less stylish than Ed Young's classic Seven Blind Mice but a serviceable rendition nonetheless. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
An Iranian-American author recasts an anecdote from the Persian poet Rumi, itself based on a far older tale about perceiving parts of a truth rather than its whole. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET MESSAGE by Mina Javaherbin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Unusual and thought-provoking. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Based on a poem by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi that Iranian-born Javaherbin heard from her father as a bedtime story, this adaptation offers an environmental message that will resonate with today's readers. Read full book review >

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RESOLUTION by Denise Mina
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Mina's canvas is so broad, so teeming, and so relentlessly sordid that the biggest surprise in this final chapter in Mina's not-to-be-missed Glasgow trilogy (Garnethill, 1999; Exile, 2001) is that she can pull off the climax her title promises."
"Everything was coming to an end," thinks Maureen O'Donnell glumly, and no wonder. Read full book review >

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EXILE by Denise Mina
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Dozens of memorable scenes and attendant monsters, but yoked this time to a tangled, forgettable plot."
As her brother Liam tells her, it's worse than unbelievable; it's statistically implausible that Maureen O'Donnell would know two people who got killed within six months. Read full book review >

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GODS AND BEASTS by Denise Mina
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"As Gallagher faces the ruin of his career, readers will wonder how Alex (The End of the Wasp Season, 2011, etc.) can possibly tie these cases together. Though the final surprise doesn't have the snap of logical inevitability, it's depressingly realistic."
Who would shoot an inoffensive retiree in the middle of an otherwise routine robbery? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"An enthusiastic tribute to women who replace the stigma attached to the term 'running like a girl' with a sense of power and honor."
A well-rounded investigation into the profound impact of sports on women of all ages and walks of life. Read full book review >

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DECEPTION by Denise Mina
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"A memorable portrait of a foundering marriage, as well as an unnervingly accomplished puzzler: the best yet from a still-rising star."
"Nothing bad ever happens to young professionals like us," a Glasgow psychiatrist tells her husband shortly before she's convicted of murder. Read full book review >

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FIELD OF BLOOD by Denise Mina
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"Mina is a ruthlessly accomplished surgeon of souls who can strip her living characters as bare as Patricia Cornwell does her corpses."
It's 1981 when the murder of a three-year-old boy, based on the notorious James Bulger case, leads to another walk on Glasgow's wild side. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD HOUR by Denise Mina
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2006

"Mina meticulously creates a bleak, Dostoevskian world abandoned by light and spirit, populating it with sharply drawn characters."
The author of Field of Blood (2005) sends her dogged Glaswegian reporter-investigator trudging through a second case. Read full book review >