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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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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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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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: July 1, 2010

"Members of Merriman's generation will find this book familiar and moving; younger generations will see through popular stereotypes into the real struggles of their parents and grandparents.
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A thoughtful memoir of the search for meaning in post World War II America. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO LOVE by Mira Wooten
Released: March 27, 2012

"A warm love story that doesn't deliver the emotional punch to make it truly compelling."
Wooten's debut weaves a wholesome love-at-first-sight romance about a hunky cowboy-lawyer, a rootless photographer and a political murder. 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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PARASITE by Mira Grant
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Readers with strong stomachs will welcome this unusual take on the future. The ending is a place holder for future volumes in the series."
Grant's latest lands readers in 2027, when most people sport implants that help them regulate their health. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2008

"A sad story of lovely wild creatures held captive for our amusement."
Informative account of a bright and complex bird alarmingly mistreated by humans. 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 >