Search Results: "Natasha Trethewey"


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DOMESTIC WORK by Natasha Trethewey
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A noteworthy debut by a remarkable young poet."
Trethewey's verse explores the various forms of labor—from the men on the docks to the women employed as domestics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Tactful yet open: much like Georgina's personality. (16 pp. color and b&w photos, illustrations)"
Scrupulous, smoothly presented biography of a flamboyant Regency aristocrat. Read full book review >

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LUSH by Natasha Friend
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Realistic family drama. (Fiction. 12-15)"
After years of pretending she has a "normal" family, a worried teen finally confronts her father's alcoholism. Read full book review >

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A PLACE OF SAFETY by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Cooper excels at depicting the effects of terror on the weak and the strong; happily, Trish (Out of the Dark, 2002) is one of the latter."
Three generations of old boys, their old crimes, old mothers, and absent fathers. Read full book review >

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FAULT LINES by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"A few dull patches, but reasonably entertaining overall."
Kingsford attorney Trish Maguire (Creeping Ivy, 1999) is in shock, grieving over the death of her friend Kate Huggate, a social worker who sometimes helped Trish with juvenile court cases. Read full book review >

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MR. ROSENBLUM DREAMS IN ENGLISH by Natasha Solomons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2010

"A gentle, soft-focus affair that doesn't entirely avoid queasiness and cliché in its efforts to charm."
A Jewish immigrant goes to extreme lengths to become British in a bittersweet, uneven comic debut. Read full book review >

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GAGGED AND BOUND by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Though portentous text messages ('B crful') and threats against Trish's young half-brother David don't supply much suspense, Cooper manages an aptly ironic ending that ties up the loose ends without oversimplifying the tough problems that endure."
While barrister Trish Maguire (Keep Me Alive, 2004, etc.) ponders a knotty libel case, her best friend, DI Caroline Lyalt, wonders whether she's about to commit slander herself. Read full book review >

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THE BEDLAM STACKS by Natasha Pulley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Where Pulley's first novel sparkled with the ingenuity of spinning gears, her second offers a slower, sadder meditation on love, trust, and the passage of time."
Pulley's (The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, 2015) second novel demonstrates that the imagination she showed in her impressive debut was no fluke. Read full book review >

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THE COURAGE OF CAT CAMPBELL by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet choice for readers who prefer their fantasy thoughtful instead of action-packed. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
For years, Cat Campbell has dreamed of having magical powers like her great-great-grandmother Mabel and attending Ruthersfield Academy, "the only accredited school for magic in the country." Read full book review >

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THE FIX by Natasha Sinel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A powerful story of healing undermined by its central symbol. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A friendship with a troubled classmate helps Macy confront the childhood sexual trauma she's kept secret for years. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER F-WORD by Natasha Friend
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Those facing similar quests to find birth parents will find this story comforting. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens that share a sperm donor go on a quest to find their father. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DIARY OF LYDIA BENNET by Natasha Farrant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Readers wanting a real taste of Austen won't find it, but it's a pleasant enough sojourn in her world regardless. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Farrant bravely takes on Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the youngest Bennet sister. Read full book review >