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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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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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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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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SLEIGHT OF HAND by Natasha Deen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A brief but powerful look at a teen in trouble. (Fiction. 10-18)"
Javvan, an immigrant to Canada from India, only wanted to impress a girl, but her brother gets him arrested for stealing a car. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE by Natasha Farrant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A worthwhile addition to historical romance that honors one real French town's tragic and true event. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Set against the backdrop of World War II, Farrant's first for teens (After Iris, 2013, etc.) captures the whirlwind of first love and the complications of taking action during a most dangerous time. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE IN BLACK & WHITE by Natasha Friend
Released: June 28, 2012

"Artful and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After a car accident leaves Lexi's face terribly scarred, she is forced to figure out what is truly important in life. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF POPPY PENDLE by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The belabored parental conflict, sugarcoated emotions and convenient plot details are cloying. The 12 recipes at the end are the best part; the rest is just half-baked. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Can 10-year-old Poppy convince her parents she wants to be a baker and not a witch in yet another fantasy that blends magic and baking? Read full book review >