Search Results: "Neil Powell"


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GEORGE CRABBE by Neil Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"British poet and biographer Powell (Roy Fuller, not reviewed) displays an impressive knowledge of his subject and a delight in close reading of the texts that make this a surprisingly accessible biography."
A fresh, thoroughly enjoyable, and much-needed account of the early English Romantic, a favorite with his fellow poets. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN by Neil Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"As pleasurable as hearing Britten's music for the first time: familiar, but new and rich enough to keep you coming back."
A probing inquiry into Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), one of England's greatest modern composers, as well as a survey of mid-20th-century provincial England. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 1999

"Although Powell occasionally indulges in overt psychologizing, he allows readers to see for themselves what drives a set of engaging, often surprising characters. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager confronts a stomach-churning change in living arrangements in this thought-provoking tale from Powell (Dean Duffy, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An affectionate, unusual story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Powell (A Bold Carnivore, 1995) comes Gary Paulsen-like insight: Once a sled dog, always a sled dog, for although a Newfoundland named Cora is getting too old to pull, her owners can't get the hearty dog to quit. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF DAWN POWELL: 1931-1965 by Dawn Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Powell shows the glamour of the New York literary court for what it was: gay and charming on the surface, but deeply sordid underneath."
The personal reflections of a minor Dorothy Parker who is currently experiencing a mini-revival (Dawn Powell at Her Best, 1994). Read full book review >

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ROXANA'S REVOLUTION by Farin Powell
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"An educational and enlightening, if sometimes excessively detailed, story of recent Iranian history."
An ambitious novel of an Iranian woman's personal and professional struggles during a time of war and social unrest. Read full book review >

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DAWN POWELL AT HER BEST by Dawn Powell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"A little weighty if read too quickly, this collection demands time and patience to allow the robustness of Powell's work to come through—and the comic wounds she inflicts to heal."
Two novels and nine short stories from a wry early 20th century writer who has been compared to Dorothy Parker, Muriel Spark, Anthony Powell, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read full book review >

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WITCH FIRE by Laura Powell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Smart, suspenseful and delicious. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
In this largely successful sequel to Burn Mark, Lucas and Glory, trained in the use of their considerable fae powers to fight witchcrime, pose as students to investigate Wildings, an elite Swiss boarding school believed to have terrorist ties. Read full book review >