Search Results: "Misa Yamamura"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK RING OF MURDER by Misa Yamamura
Released: March 1, 1996

"Placidly written, with an elegant, improbable solution."
Three murders—the stabbing of a political philosophy professor at Kyonan University, the poisoning of a Tokyo songwriter, the hit-and-run death of a respected member of the National Diet—seem to have nothing to do with each other. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A SECRET by Misa Sugiura
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Sugiura debuts with an angst-y coming-of-age narrative set at the intersections of identity, family, and first love. Read full book review >

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LIVING THE VIDA LOLA by Misa Ramirez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"A series debut with too much icky love stuff and too little mystery. In Lola's favor, however, is a speed-dating pace and lots of nice underwear."
A hormonally supercharged private eye seeks a lost mom while lusting after the man of her dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER TRUCKS by Joy  Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A good book to try when monster fears strike at night. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just the book for the perceptive kids who ask where all the Halloween monsters go the rest of the year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH DUCK by Anji Yamamura
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"The illustrations are handsomely crafted, but unfortunately, the text is rather stilted with a choppy flow that weakens the message. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Originally published in Japan, the wood engravings of this simple story adroitly create visual interest, but it lacks a strong narrative thread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY PIECES by Misa Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2012

"The characters feel like photocopies from other works, but the plot marches forward to a satisfying resolution."
Rush's debut novel weaves the lives of two seemingly charmed women into a tale of family secrets. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

A GREAT YEAR FOR QUEER
by Vicky Smith

As I steam my way through my piles of 2017 books so I can make room for 2018’s, one thing has come very clear for me: this has been a very good year for queer fiction. We’ve come a long way from I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip and Annie on My Mind. Here are just a ...


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