Search Results: "Purple Ely"


BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE by Graham J. Sharpe
Released: June 2, 2012

"Clever and affecting in a vividly imagined world."
Sharpe's debut novel applies a fresh fantasy premise to a classic coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER MORNING by Franca Munoz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2013

"The little monsters in this family seem happy, loved and well-adjusted. They're worth a visit. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
The morning rituals of little school-bound monsters are examined in friendly detail in an app structured like a family scrapbook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ELY TESTAMENT by Philip Gooden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"Interesting information on Victorian funerary customs doesn't quite make up for a meandering mystery."
A search for a last will and testament takes a sinister turn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER HOLIDAY by Edith Ann Mevec
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2013

"A sweet story that can help little monsters know what to expect when traveling for a holiday. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Peter and Peril, two little monster siblings from the charming storybook app Monster Morning (2013), return for a family holiday overseas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN ELY by D-L Nelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2015

"Nelson (Murder On Insel Poel, 2014, etc.) combines another fine modern-day mystery with historical information, this time adding action sequences from international thrillers to the mix."
A writer's visit to Britain lands her in multiple difficulties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP PURPLE by Mayra Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2003

"The best yet from Montero (The Red of His Shadow, 2001, etc.)."
Music is the ultimate aphrodisiac in this aggressively sexy sixth novel from the Cuban-born author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE COYOTE by Cornette
Released: May 11, 1999

"Although the main character of the boy is never really endowed with personality, Rochette maintains the coyote's character by painting a gleam in his eye that underscores his perpetual something-up-my-sleeve attitude. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From France, a nonsensical story of one tricky coyote and a boy whose curiosity gets the better of him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE JESUS by Ron Cooper
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"Margaret Mitchell it's not, but Cooper's sometimes tender tale of love and confusion is a pleasure to read."
A lively redneck romance with out-of-the-headlines currency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE DEATH by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Combining cogent accounts both of a worldwide tragedy and some classic medical detective work, this is certain to please and to sober a wide audience. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The title reflects the general tone of this study of the pandemic that killed half a million Americans in six months, and 20 to 40 million worldwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Purple Canary by Joyce Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2016

"Despite its flaws, this book may be useful for families affected by porphyria and may interest others frustrated by flawed education and medical systems in the United States."
A mother helps her daughter cope with a rare disease in this memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE DAZE by Sherry Shahan
FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"Nonetheless, a valuable, vivid snapshot of how Vietnam shaped a generation. (historical timeline) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
As leading-edge baby boomers turn 65, this novel in verse tracks their coming of age in 1965, a year marked by social and political unrest, racial violence and the official onset of the second-longest war in U.S. history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURPLE HEART by Patricia McCormick
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The author tenderly calculates the guilt and trepidation that infect Matt's mind, and when he returns to patrol, what he finds on the streets of Iraq will either make him or break him. (Fiction. YA)"
Injured, dazed and bewildered from combat, teenager Private Matt Duffy wakes up in the infirmary to receive the prized Purple Heart for his valor in Iraq. Read full book review >