Search Results: "Oliver Poole"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Birgitta Sif
Kirkus Star
by Birgitta Sif, illustrated by Birgitta Sif
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A lovely gift—aglow with warmth and welcome—for those who feel, or have ever felt, different. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful tale about a boy who is different and his discovery of a kindred spirit, gracefully written to celebrate dreamers and readers—and those who need not change to find friends. Read full book review >

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OLIVER by Christopher Franceschelli
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The back of the book proclaims that what happens in this story is '[b]ecause miracles happen.' Children may not be so sure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picture-book minimalism is taken to an almost unnatural extreme with this avant-garde presentation of a very familiar concept. Read full book review >

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RED ZONE by Oliver Poole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"There's little good news, but Poole offers an insightful, sympathetic foreigner's perspective on America's misadventures in Iraq."
Discouraging but observant Iraq memoir from an embedded British journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A worthy companion to Rick Atkinson's outstanding In the Company of Soldiers (p. 115)."
A frontline memoir by Daily Telegraph correspondent Poole, the sole UK journalist to be embedded with American forces in the Iraq campaign. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Judith Rossell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Next time your child asks to shove a banana down the drain, go for it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Oliver goes down the drain, literally… maybe. Read full book review >

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THE TIDAL POOLE by Karen Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"The result: an anachronistic romp guaranteed both to titillate and to annoy. (Author tour)"
Once crowned in 1559, Elizabeth I expects the love and loyalty of her subjects to flow gently into her larger life; but the sleuthing, swashbuckling queen (The Poyson Garden, p. 26) gets no respite from a raging tide of intrigue and betrayal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"As a portrait of the emerging adolescent, it engages, even if it gives the effects of the kidnapping on its victim short shrift. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl loses her best friend when he's kidnapped by his father at 7 and must cope when he returns 10 years later. Read full book review >

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APRIL & OLIVER by Tess Callahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2009

"A portentous surfeit of sensitivity and smoldering overwhelms Callahan's genuine gifts of language and storytelling."
In a first novel suffused with grief and longing, childhood soul mates reconnect in the aftermath of a death. Read full book review >

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ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A stunning book about Alice and Oliver, yes, but also about the way illness shatters us all."
A literary novel about cancer and the way a husband and wife try to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNRAVELING OLIVER by Liz Nugent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"The book works as a page-turner, but it's surprising that a screenwriter couldn't populate her book with a few more vivid characters."
This psychological thriller—a debut novel by an Irish TV and radio writer—is not a whodunit but a why'd-he-do-it. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & OLIVER by Valerie Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A touching and emotionally satisfying foundling tale. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1905 Boston, a 10-year-old orphan finds herself on the streets (with a mysterious golden locket), as does a just-orphaned dog, in this heartwarming story about a search for home under rough conditions. Read full book review >

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TELL MRS. POOLE I'M SORRY by Kathleen Rowntree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Occasionally Rowntree indulges in a touch of the wit that crackled in The Directrix, but there's a kind of dreamy sameness to the narrative, and the impression made by the three women and their crises just doesn't burn deep enough."
The British author of The Directrix (1991)—a hilarious, pertinent display of political infighting in a tumultuous nunnery- -has unfortunately, in this tale about three women friends through the years, opted for an overlay of sobersided sentiment. Read full book review >