Search Results: "Rina Onur"


BOOK REVIEW

RINA by Kang Young-sook
by Kang Young-sook, translated by Kim Boram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Timely in an age of refugees and a welcome introduction to a writer worth knowing about."
South Korean novelist Kang turns in a haunting, nervous story of dislocation and disorientation. Read full book review >

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SECRETS  by Lauren Kunze
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Chick lit for highly educated chicks. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
Callie and her friends are trying to survive their freshman year at Harvard while juggling studies with romance and, in Callie's case, blackmail. Read full book review >

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THE IVY by Lauren Kunze
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Readers still in high school are sure to be intrigued by college politics and romances, not so dissimilar from their own but with much higher stakes. (Fiction. YA)"
For Callie, getting into Harvard was easy, but fitting in is hard. Read full book review >

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RIVALS by Lauren Kunze
Released: March 1, 2012

"Smoothly continuing intrigues from earlier novels, this installment tantalizes with tension and drama. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
Callie may be established in Harvard's culture and social scene, but can she keep it up? Read full book review >

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LITTLE FRIENDS by Onur Tukel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Readers who like comics with a storyline will look forward to further refreshingly non-saccharine tales of these three friends. (Early reader. 5-9)"
One tree plus three friends equals three quirky stories. Read full book review >

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DIWALI by Rina Singh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An exceptionally valuable resource. (glossary, references and resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In a change from many of the superficial holiday books available, this sophisticated volume incorporates information about the major Indian religions; Hindu, Sikh, and Jain Diwali traditions; and Indian immigration to the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF CLAY by Rina Swentzell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 1992

"Glossary; further reading. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A second excellent entry in the ``We Are Still Here'' series about contemporary Native Americans describes how four generations of an extended family work together to create the beautiful pottery for which New Mexico is famous. Read full book review >

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THE FOOLISH MEN OF AGRA by Rina Singh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"An informative introduction places all of the tales into historical perspective, and a helpful glossary concludes the collection, making it all the more accessible. (Folklore. 6-10)"
Singh retells ten enchanting tales of ancient India and in doing so, presents a culture widely overlooked by many children in the US. Read full book review >

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EVERY HOUSE NEEDS A BALCONY by Rina Frank
Released: June 1, 2010

"Near-sighted and oddly uninviting."
An Israeli with Romanian ancestry charts her own and her extended family's history in an unsettling split-screen narrative. Read full book review >

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A FOREST OF STORIES by Rina Singh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A worthy collection giving another dimension to the study of trees. (source notes) (Folktales. 7-10)"
Trees as a unifying theme work wonderfully in this volume filled with seven simply told tales. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Warm, funny, fast-moving, even decently written: Kellerman at her unassuming best."
Back again—and in top form—are LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus (Jupiter's Bones, 1999, etc.) for their 13th praiseworthy attempt to cope with a world they never made. Read full book review >

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KING CON by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 1997

"Cannell shows off his skill at Elmore Leonardstyle plot twists and slangy street dialogue, but his blend of cinematically detailed violence and pointless Hollywood fairy-tale scenes fails to convince. (Film rights to MGM; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
Breezy, novelized screenplay from TV screenwriter Cannell (Final Victim, 1996, etc.) almost makes crime cute. Read full book review >