Search Results: "Mira Bartók"


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THE WONDERLING by Mira Bartók
Kirkus Star
written and illustrated by Mira Bartók
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Captivating and with great potential as a read-aloud. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young groundling, or animal hybrid, escapes a horrible orphanage to discover his past. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY PALACE by Mira Bartók
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Richly textured, compassionate and heartbreaking."
A disturbing, mesmerizing personal narrative about growing up with a brilliant but schizophrenic mother. Read full book review >

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MIRA, MIRROR by Mette Ivie Harrison
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Groan. (Fantasy. 12+)"
A melodramatic take on the early and later life of Snow White's wicked Queen and her magic mirror. Read full book review >

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MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE by Kell Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Uneven visuals make this a marginal choice. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fortuneteller's daughter discovers a talent for meteorology. Read full book review >

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MIRA IN THE PRESENT TENSE by Sita Brahmachari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Growing up, like birth and like death, involves struggle, but Mira's largely spared its messy, painful side; this is adolescence as adults would like it to be, not as children live it. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Puberty, first love and a grandparent's death figure in this gentle coming-of-age debut from the U.K., winner of Waterstone's Children's Book Prize in 2011. Read full book review >

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SYMBIONT by Mira Grant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"For those who've been pining for a human/tapeworm romance."
The second in Grant's new series (Parasite, 2013) featuring a society battling a tapeworm takeover picks up with the adventures of Sal Mitchell, a tapeworm that's overcome her host's body. Read full book review >

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Released: July 29, 2014

"An intriguing blend of reincarnation and the quantum multiverse well-aimed at empowering the spiritual seeker."
A detailed lesson plan for tapping into "the divinity that is already inside of you." Read full book review >

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FEEDBACK  by Mira Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"This mashup of medical and media ethics, politics and the living undead, is a whip-smart thriller overflowing with sharp ideas and social commentary."
A U.S. presidential campaign set in a zombie-infested future bears an eerie resemblance to the way we live now. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPWALKER'S GUIDE TO DANCING by Mira Jacob
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Comparisons of Jacob to Jhumpa Lahiri are inevitable; Lahiri may be more overtly profound, Jacob more willing to go for comedy, but both write with naked honesty about the uneasy generational divide among Indians in America and about family in all its permutations."
Jacob's darkly comic debut—about a photographer's visit to her parents' New Mexico home during a family crisis—is grounded in the specifics of the middle-class Indian immigrant experience while uncovering the universality of family dysfunction and endurance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An informative read, though not as memorable overall as it might have been. (b&w photos, maps, and glossary)"
A well-researched but stylistically flat family memoir. Read full book review >

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POOR YOUR SOUL by Mira Ptacin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Beautifully written, at just the right emotional pitch. Of interest to all readers but likely to find a home among bereaved mothers."
An unexpectedly hopeful, but never mawkish, tale of love and loss. Read full book review >

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CHIMERA by Mira Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Readers will feel brain-dead themselves after slogging through this deadly dull saga."
Grant's tapeworm trilogy concludes with an all-out war. Read full book review >