Search Results: "Rachel Caine"


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ASH AND QUILL  by Rachel Caine
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2017

"A strong ensemble adventure, grim, gritty, and genuinely enjoyable. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Smuggler's son Jess Brightwell and his band of troublemaking Scholars face danger again in this third installment (Paper and Fire, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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RACHEL by Amy Ehrlich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Maybe Carson's sense of wonder will inspire future environmentalists. (bibliography, epilogue) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ehrlich's biography of the noted environmentalist covers much ground, from her early years in Pennsylvania, to research at Woods Hole Marine Laboratory, to Maine and her environmental writings. Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF SHADOWS by Rachel Caine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Simply superb. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Should a successful author of vampire novels (Black Dawn, 2012, etc.) attempt to write an alternative Shakespeare? Thankfully this one did, as the results are delicious. Read full book review >

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BLACK DAWN by Rachel Caine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"Plenty of fun. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
The 12th episode in the Morganville Vampires series finds the town besieged by the terrifying draug, water beings that feed on vampires. Read full book review >

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LAST BREATH by Rachel Caine
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A gripping, original take on vampires. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
Absorbing suspense dominates this chick-lit vampire story. Read full book review >

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KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"For enthusiastic fans of amateur detectives only. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A limp murder mystery, needlessly prolonged. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1995

"Darting, fresh, sensuous, pleasingly elliptical at times, these letters also serve to tether the increasingly deified Carson firmly to earth — just where she'd want to be."
A profusion of artful letters, the greater part from the mellifluous pen of Carson, detailing everyday life while writing The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. Read full book review >

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MONTARO CAINE by Sidney Poitier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"A pleasant surprise, elegantly written and keenly observed. Think of it, in a way, as a Little Prince for grown-ups, without the aeronautics."
In his ninth decade, the legendary actor and civil rights activist Poitier adds novelist to his resume. Read full book review >

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CHICKS KICK BUTT by Rachel Caine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Generally flat, possibly reflecting overly narrow editorial requirements."
Chicks are awesome, declares editor Caine in her introduction to this anthology of 13 original stories in the supernatural/urban fantasy mode. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

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WALK SOFTLY, RACHEL by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Absorbing, powerful, remarkable. (Fiction. 11-15)"
"I used to have a brother," begins Rachel, 14, as she tells her story and that of her dead older brother, having found his journal. Read full book review >