Search Results: "Miranda Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNEY PRIZE STORIES 25 by Miranda Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Many American readers know altogether too little about what's happening to the north. And, to judge by this volume, what's happening in Canada is all to the good."
A welcome collection of short fiction from the winners of the Journey Prize, Canada's take on something like the Pushcart (though with a nicer purse). Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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JESSE IS A FRIEND
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally

Cover Story: The Point Is Probably Moot
BFF Charm: Yeah, I Know, She's Been a Good Friend of Mine
Swoonworthy Scale:
 Ain't That the Way Love's Supposed to Be?
Talky Talk: It's Been Cool with the Lines
Bonus Factors:
 Twist and Shout, Thank You for ...


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THE COMEBACK KID
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally

Cover Story: Nearly Headless Kissyface
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
8
Talky Talk: Miranda Kweenneally
Bonus Factors:
Political Daughter, Cameos, Self-Love
Relationship Status: Whirlwind Romance

Cover Story: Nearly Headless Kissyface

I actually like this; it's so bright and colorful, and it goes back to the grass theme that was mostly ...


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FIND YOUR NEXT MIND-EXPANDING READ AMONG OCTOBER'S MUST-READ SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Readers looking for a good book need look no further than this month's picks for the best speculative fiction books. (Horror fans, stay tuned later this month for a larger roundup of spooky horror reads!) This month's collection of must-reads includes swashbuckling tales of sword and sorcery, an immortal crow who has lived many lives, a weird tale ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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FINDING LOVE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
by Bobbi Dumas

One of the great wonders of the Internet is meeting new friends and discovering people who love the same books you do. (This has been especially empowering for people who read romance, hasn’t it? Since so often the people in our everyday lives emphatically do not read romance and are only to happy to let us know this.)

For me ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER MATH by Anne Miranda
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The story has glints of humor, and in combination with the illustrations is a grand addition to the counting shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Miranda's book counts the monsters gathering at a birthday party, while a simple rhyming text keeps the tally and surveys the action: "Seven starved monsters are licking the dishes./Eight blow out candles and make birthday wishes." Read full book review >

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DOES A MOUSE HAVE A HOUSE? by Anne Miranda
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A beautiful book, both to look at and to read aloud. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Yes, a mouse does have a house—and so do penguins and pandas and a host of other animals described by Miranda in this imaginative take on the habitat theme. Read full book review >

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THE DUKE OF DARK DESIRES by Miranda Neville
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"The main characters' appreciation of art adds color to the story, which is otherwise an entertaining but unsurprising tale about falling in love with the enemy."
Years after the French Revolution, the only surviving daughter of a marquis travels to England to avenge herself on her family's betrayer. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1992

"Stiff goods that didn't export well."
Bahia, Brazil's colonial capital until the mid-1700s, is the setting for Brazilian first-novelist Miranda's historical tome- -which spins itself around the central action of a murderous power play by one political faction against a more enlightened one. Read full book review >