Search Results: "Philip Groves"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 25, 2011

"Lively, illuminatingly exotic and richly told tale of life during wartime."
Groves' debut historical novel, set in mid-20th-century Japan, is a well-tempered story of cultural dislocation, the ruin of war and faith in love. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BABIES ON THE MOUNTAIN! by Julia Groves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers hoping to share beautiful, age-appropriate images and accurate terminology should look no further than this book and its companions, bracing antidotes to the cuteness that floods the board-book shelves. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Animals that inhabit a mountain biome are introduced in this simple board book, one of four. Read full book review >

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HOW TO EAT PALEO by Cynthia Spivey
NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2016

"A brief, useful primer with enough provocative food for thought for newcomers and veterans alike."
An ideology-free outline of the paleo approach to dining, focusing on why certain foods are invited, or snubbed, at the paleo table. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Nevertheless, good fun for budding medievalists. (index) (Pop-up/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Three pop-up tableaux—of bridge, castle and cathedral—enliven this exploration of life in 1325, which takes the fortunes of one Hugo from page to knight as its loose focus. Read full book review >

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HERE LIES ARTHUR by Philip Reeve
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Absorbing, thought-provoking and unexpectedly timely. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Is there room for yet another reworking of the Arthur legend? Read full book review >

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PREDATOR’S GOLD by Philip Reeve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"High marks for action and breadth of vision—but urge readers to start with the previous episode, as this one doesn't comfortably stand alone. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Readers thrilled by the titanic mobile cities savagely preying on one another across a ravaged post-holocaust Earth in Mortal Engines (2003) will find more of the same in this even better sequel—along with plenty of intrigue, danger, spying, violence, and romance. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD THROUGH MIYAMA by Leila Philip
Released: April 27, 1989

A young American woman's simple, elegant account of two years as a Japanese potter's apprentice and as a blonde, blue-eyed gaijin (foreigner) in a traditional village. Read full book review >

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WHITE FLOWER by Philip Ross
Released: Feb. 28, 1989

P.I. James Marley (Blue Heron) returns, this time to sort out what may or may not be the midlife crisis of his friend Russ Detweiller—who has abandoned his wife Joanna and his nearly completed computer work (worth millions) for the charms of former bar-girl Lily Lee and the island breezes of Montserrat. Read full book review >