Search Results: "Rae Meadows"


BOOK REVIEW

I WILL SEND RAIN by Rae Meadows
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"There's a relentless quality to the novel, and it can almost seem too grim, especially at the end. But there are saving graces in the form of powerful writing and memorable characters who are hard to shake off even after you've read the last page."
Set in Dust Bowl Oklahoma in the early 1930s, this is the harrowing story of a farm family struggling to survive a seemingly endless drought and the privations it brings. Read full book review >

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CALLING OUT by Rae Meadows
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2006

"Still, a writer to watch."
A depressed 30-year-old advertising copywriter packs up her New York life and heads west in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS by Rae Meadows
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"A little girl boards New York's orphan train at the turn of the 20th century and shapes generations to follow in this satisfying portrait of the many faces of motherhood."
A box of her dead mother's mementos arrives at Sam's door, and the mystery surrounding the contents speaks to the chasm between mothers and daughters. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE HILL MEADOWS by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Beier's illustrations, interspersed throughout, feature landscapes, household objects, and the animal members of the family—all the details of a beloved home. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rylant (Cat Heaven, p. 1035, etc.) presents four seasonal stories about the Meadow family of Blue Hill, Virginia, where the pace is gentle, and where there is time to stop and savor life. Read full book review >

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OTIS AND RAE AND THE GRUMBLING SPLUNK by Laura Espinosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2008

"This pastiche, though propelled by a talented artist, might best have gone straight to animation and associated merch. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otis and Rae camp out, tell scary stories and encounter a "real live" Grumbling Splunk in this first print project. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 2, 2017

"Encouraging, honest information and real-life cases that show the role food can play in healing the body."
Can eating the right food play a major role in healing medical problems? Read full book review >

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THE MIRROR KING by Jodi Meadows
Released: April 5, 2016

"Here's hoping for more tales set in this intriguing world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Princess Wilhelmina "Wil" Korte returns to reclaim her kingdom in this sequel to The Orphan Queen (2015).Read full book review >

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ASUNDER by Jodi Meadows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Readers who want the answer will have to wait for the sequel. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
The undemanding sequel to Incarnate (2012) goes down slow but easy, leaving characters poised for a third book. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN QUEEN by Jodi Meadows
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2015

"Despite what's possibly the most agonizing cliffhanger since Catching Fire, genre fans will find it worth their time. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A displaced teenage queen acts as a thief, spy and vigilante while plotting to reclaim her throne. Read full book review >

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INFINITE by Jodi Meadows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"As the setup and storyline will be thoroughly impenetrable to readers new to the series, this trilogy conclusion has an audience only in the first two books' most avid fans. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)"
With hostility among Heart's oldsouls toward newly born, unreincarnated children increasing, original newsoul Ana leads a revolution (Asunder, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >