Search Results: "Molly Caro May"


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BODY FULL OF STARS by Molly Caro May
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A searingly eloquent memoir."
A nonfiction writer offers an account of the devastating physical and emotional consequences a much-desired pregnancy had on her life. Read full book review >

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THE MAP OF ENOUGH by Molly Caro May
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"May's poetic, gleaming prose makes palpable the wildness and wind, freezing and thawing earth, delicate fragrances of grass and budding trees—and her own profound transformation."
In an impressive debut memoir, a self-proclaimed "Woman of the World" chronicles her journey to find a home. Read full book review >

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MOLLY KNOX OSTERTAG
by Megan Labrise

Molly Knox Ostertag’s The Witch Boy is one heady brew of a debut—mixing fantasy, reality, family, and identity in a magical middle-grade graphic novel.

This colorful adventure story stars Aster, a sweet and gentle 11-year-old boy with brown skin, red hair, and expressive eyes, whose aptitude for witchery is incompatible with family tradition.

As his white mother, Holly, explains ...


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WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA
by Julie Danielson

We live in a booming time for graphic novels in children’s and YA literature. It’s hard to keep up with new titles sometimes, even when you write about children’s books for a living as I do. But I’ve got three today that stand out on shelves for the big topics they tackle—none other than the Syrian refugee crisis, gender conformity ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TANGLED BOY by Caro Soles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Trite characters, awkward dialogue, and titillation masquerading as frankness give this gay coming-of-age story from Canadian author Soles (The Abulon Dance, not reviewed, etc.) something to offend everyone."
In the resort town of Fairleigh Heights, teenager Cory Williams wakes up on the beach after a wild party he barely remembers. Read full book review >

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SHADOW SPELL by Caro King
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"It is difficult to know where one is in the story or where the story is going, quite, but readers captivated by the humor or the horror may not care, as everything is (kind of) tied up in the end. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A great deal of action is regularly stopped cold by explication, gory and funny parts and some delicious ideas in this confusing middle-grade fantasy, sequel to Seven Sorcerers (2011). Read full book review >

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SEVEN SORCERERS by Caro King
ADVENTURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"Those who do enjoy this, however, will be pleased to know that a sequel has already been published in the U.K. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Jam-packed with magic, danger, monsters and mysterious events, this import never quite lives up to its potential. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S GOLD by Caro Peacock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Peacock (Friends in High Places, 2015, etc.) gives her heroine plenty of scope for investigating a host of suspects, all tied to the enduring mystique of Lord Byron."
A chance meeting on a Greek island leads to a murder investigation in London. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES by Caro Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Peacock's fourth (A Foreign Affair, 2008, etc.) is an enjoyable mystery featuring a sprightly heroine and the obligatory period detail."
A killer of young women terrorizes 1839 London. Read full book review >

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THE PATH OF THE WICKED by Caro Peacock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2013

"The sixth in this highly enjoyable series (Keeping Bad Company, 2012, etc.) adds social commentary to a rich broth of historical tidbits and an excellent mystery."
A private investigator takes up a seemingly hopeless case. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2011

"A nicely organized, reliable companion for touring by train from Paris."
In this sequel to Caro's The Road from the Past: Traveling Through History in France (1994), the author discovers that with today's high-speed trains, she doesn't need a car to visit historic France. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Despite her sizeable bibliography, Caro's evocation of French history in her travels is only marginally deeper than that of the Michelin guides. (25 line drawings, not seen)"
Caro's travelogue incorporates, with only partial success, the sensibilities of a dogged historical researcher and a chatty tour guide in its trip through French history from Roman Gaul to Louis XIV's court. Read full book review >