Search Results: "Rita Kimber"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Meticulously researched and engrossing, this is likely to become a standard popular history of Athens during its century of greatness. (56 b&w illustrations)"
In a broader and more thorough, though less lively, treatment of classical Athens than James Davidson's Courtesans and Fishcakes (see p. 943), Meier (Ancient History/Univ. of Munich) methodically examines the brief flash of brilliance that was Athens, from its victory over the Persians at Marathon in 490 b.c. through the death of Socrates four generations later. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Melissa Müller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An invaluable complement to an immortal testimony."
Anne Frank, before and after the diary, with many new details and a fresh, welcome perspective. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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ANCIENT VOICES by Kate Hovey
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Despite long endnotes, readers already familiar with the Greek and Roman pantheons will be in the best position to by moved, amused, and captivated by this gallery of powerful figures expressing powerful, but also very human, feelings. (Poetry. 12+)"
Hovey follows up Arachne Speaks (2001) with nearly two dozen equally strong, expressionistic poems, introducing Olympians and other immortals either in their own voices, or through the eyes of Ganymede, their once-mortal cupbearer. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART TWO
by Leila Roy

Last week, I started my annual roundup of favorite books of the year with my standout reads from January to March.

Today, I’ll be looking at April through June.

Let’s jump right in!

April: The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge

While I don’t know if I’ve ever been able to name a NUMBER ONE FAVORITE BOOK of any given year ...


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JOSEPHA by Jim McGugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Cherish it. (Fiction/Picture book. 6-12)"
In 1900, teenage Josepha is an immigrant boy who is leaving school to work. Read full book review >

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The Fragrant Ones by A. R. Kimber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"An evocative depiction of the natures of womanhood and discipleship."
A debut novel in which two young women separated by centuries seek personal redemption. Read full book review >

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NIGHT FLYING by Rita Murphy
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

The Hansen women have a secret: generations of them have had the power to fly. Read full book review >

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Dance with Me, Papa by Rita Reinecker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2014

"Absorbing with a tinge of sadness."
Reinecker's debut volume, set primarily in postwar Germany, is her personal exploration of the consequences of growing up in a dysfunctional family headed by an absentee father and ruled by an unaffectionate mother. Read full book review >

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BLUE ITALIAN by Rita Ciresi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1996

"Ciresi's irreverent sense of humor and sharp eye for ethnic detail raise this story above Love Story's schmaltz, but her bland, unreflective characters just don't capture the reader's heart."
The author of Mother Rocket (1993), winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award, disappoints in this debut Love Storylike novel of a poor New Haven girl who marries a rich Yale boy only to lose him to a fatal illness. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE IVORY GATE by Rita Dove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Virginia worth knowing, but she's not alive enough on the page to be of interest for herself instead of just for her situation."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (1987) occasionally gives her gift free rein in this somewhat mechanically rendered first novel- -about a young artistic black woman and her search for self. Read full book review >

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NOT WHAT I EXPECTED by Rita Eichenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"Clinical distancing undercuts Eichenstein's otherwise compassionate advice for parents of atypical children."
As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Eichenstein tries to answer all of the questions parents ask when their children are diagnosed with dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, OCD and other brain differences that affect learning and development. Read full book review >