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BOOK REVIEW

REBEL HEART by Moira Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Where Blood Red Road (2011) was fast-paced and chaotic, this meandering book just bogs down. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12 & up)"
Good post-apocalyptic fiction raises questions about humankind's capacity to learn from its mistakes, but this thinly-plotted second installment of the Dustlands trilogy is not up to the task. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"Readers looking for a strong female protagonist will find much to look forward to in this new series. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Born on Midwinter Day, Saba and her twin brother Lugh are opposites—she's dark, scrawny and cantankerous, while he exudes calm with his golden beauty—but that doesn't stop her from rising to the occasion when he needs her. Read full book review >

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SNOW DAY by Moira Fain
by Moira Fain, illustrated by Moira Fain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Fain's first book for children, demure and even stilted in text and art, attempts to teach a lesson about self-expression. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME A STORY, DADDY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A captivating demonstration of low-tech interactive storytelling. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bedtime story takes some dramatic turns, but thanks to some quick parental thinking, ends as it should in this cozy daddy-daughter exchange. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LABOR OF LOVE by Moira Weigel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"An earnest plea to think about love mindfully."
Dating undermines authenticity, the author claims. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM STATE by Moira Crone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"From an appealing author, stories that, at their best, are more than commonly authentic, capable, and moving."
The talented Crone's third collection (The Winnebago Mysteries, 1982; A Period of Confinement, 1986) shows that she still has a giftof heart, eye, and earin these eight stories of ordinary people living in today's Louisiana. Read full book review >

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THE MATCHMAKER by Moira Henderson
Released: June 21, 2012

"An intriguing thrill ride through the nefarious underworld of black-market body parts will have readers on high alert."
An exclusive dating agency is pairing clients with more than relationships in this international thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMPTY DUMPTY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will linger over each tableau on the page as if it were a landscape. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Humpty Dumpty ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-67540-X): Here's one version of this verse where the egg hero doesn't end up scrambled! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"A jolly good memoir, served with savoir-faire."
Disarmingly bright memoir from a clever food critic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAITING FOR LINDSAY by Moira Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Despite clumsy foreshadowing, a sensitive take of defining family ties forged in childhood by tragedy."
Scottish first-novelist Forsyth depicts four adults blighted by a childhood catastrophe who later, in middle age, find things falling apart once again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELPFUL BETTY TO THE RESCUE by Michaela Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: June 23, 1994

"Unusually entertaining fare for beginning readers. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
One of two new books about a bumbling, irrepressible young hippo whose cheerful goal is to help. Read full book review >