Search Results: "Patti Farmer"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S HE DOING NOW? by Patti Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's her inventiveness and the lively, expressive characterization of Lewis that carry the book along; readers will appreciate the boy's naive forthrightness and his mother's delicate answers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
paper 1-55209-218-6 Lewis is expecting a new sibling, and readers follow along the journey as experienced by him. Read full book review >

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THE LORD OF OPIUM by Nancy Farmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A vividly imagined tale of a future world full of fascinating characters and moral themes—a tremendous backdrop for one young man's search for identity. (cast of characters, map, chronology, appendix) (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In the much-anticipated sequel to The House of the Scorpion (2002), 14-year-old Matteo Alacrán returns home as the new Lord of Opium. Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN WATER by Penelope Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Unusually rich and involving. (Fiction. 10-15)"
In a subtle exploration of loss, grief, and family ties, Farmer (Charlotte Sometimes, 1969, etc.) incorporates an uneasy ghost yearning for decent burial into an orphaned boy's difficulties adapting to a new home. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Children will relish this little-known piece of railroad lore, with its echoes of an epic battle being waged, and won. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What really happened on Casey Jones' legendary last run? Read full book review >

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MUMBO GUMBO by Jerrilyn Farmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 2003

"Mad's hardcover debut serves up enough tasty twists to make up for the plot's few stale romantic turns."
Hit TV game show Food Freak is starving for writers. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMING LUAU OF DEATH by Jerrilyn Farmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Enough food, adventure, Hawaiian history and ethnobotany to give you a stomachache the size of Kilhauea."
Even murder can't stop the fun when event planners Madeline Bean and Wes Westcott (Perfect Sax, 2003, etc.) kidnap bride-to-be Holly Nichols for a bachelorette bash in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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SILHOUETTES by Paul Patti
Released: Dec. 11, 1990

Somebody is killing mob informants all over south Florida, and it's up to intuitive Lt. Read full book review >

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A CAB CALLED RELIABLE by Patti Kim
Released: July 25, 1997

"In the end, though, the lack of any real catharsis or resolution renders the parts greater than the whole."
An affecting if uneven debut in which a Korean girl, newly immigrated to the US, struggles to transcend the chaos of a strange land and of a violent, overstressed family. Read full book review >

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BONDAGE by Patti Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"America, America."
If you've seen the title and the author's name and you're still reading, you must want the skinny. Read full book review >

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HUG ME by Patti Stren
by Patti Stren, illustrated by Patti Stren
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Nor is there any denying that simple act's lasting goodness, not to mention its possibilities in the quest for love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After a quarter-century hiatus, Stren has dusted off her hug-hungry porcupine, spruced him up with a new set of looks, and tendered him once more for public adoration. Read full book review >

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THE SEA OF TROLLS by Nancy Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Allusions to Beowulf, the destruction of the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, and the Norse legend of Jack and Jill offer a rich backdrop for a hugely entertaining story sure to appeal to fans of The Lord of the Rings. (appendix, sources) (Fiction. 10-13)"
He left as an apprentice and returned a full-fledged bard, complete with a fire-wizard's staff in hand and a crow perched on his shoulder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROJECT NEPHILI by T.L. Farmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2014

"A gripping mystery with historical and speculative-fiction flourishes that should captivate fans of all three genres."
In Farmer's debut novel, an alcoholic reporter's investigation of an old psychiatric hospital unearths many more complex and disturbing mysteries, blending American history, African mythology, mystery and Southern Gothic drama. Read full book review >