Search Results: "Roy Reed"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A compelling tour of a journalist's life from an intelligent, charming guide."
A journalist's memoir focusing on his writing about the civil rights movement during the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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ARUNDHATI ROY
by Gregory McNamee

Epic in scope, Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness  opens with an arresting vignette, one in which the skies over Delhi, India, are suddenly absent of vultures, long the city’s characteristic birds. The vultures are gone owing to a poison called diclofenac, given to dairy cows as a muscle relaxant to “ease pain and increase the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SWEET COMPETITION by Liz Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bit of a sticky mess.(Picture book. 3-5)"
A linked pair of cherries is the star of this fable with a familiar theme: cooperation is better than competition. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >

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MAX QUIGLEY by James Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2009

"Roy gives the subsequent rapprochement and genuine growth in Max's humanity a light touch and some realistic stumbling blocks, in a not unsympathetic look at bullying from the other side. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth grader Max's casual torment of those around him (schoolmates, cafeteria ladies, anyone weaker) amuses him in a confident, self-centered way and is rarely challenged. Read full book review >

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DAMAGED by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Haunting, in more ways than one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Efficient, practical Kinsey finds herself haunted after her best and only friend, Camille, dies in a car accident Kinsey survives. Read full book review >

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OVER YOU by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Teen girls who have experienced similar friendships will find this resonates; other readers probably won't. (Fiction. 14-17)"
In Max and Sadie's friendship, wild Sadie is the one who has all the fun, while responsible Max deals with the consequences. Read full book review >

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FADING AMBER by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The last act rewards patient readers, but the rest probably should have been condensed. (preview chapters from earlier books in the series) (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Pacing problems hamper the third installment of the Cambion Chronicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILL by Reed Arvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2000

A rising Chicago lawyer, returning to his little Kansas town as executor of a perverse will, ends up battling the powers that be on behalf of a legally incompetent client. Read full book review >

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THE NOWHERE GIRLS by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Scandal, justice, romance, sex positivity, subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Enraged by unpunished sexual assaults and the unchallenged rape culture at their high school, three new friends resolve to take action. Read full book review >

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THE CHOICE by Barry Reed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Eat your heart out, Perry Mason."
Francis X. Galvin, the down-at-the-heels lawyer who so memorably took on the establishment in The Verdict (1980), has become part of the establishment now: he's about to land a partnership in a top Boston firm when fledgling attorney Antonia Alvarez asks him to help prosecute a suit against Gammett Industries, whose miracle drug for heart disease, Lyosin, has produced birth defects in the children of her Portuguese clients. Read full book review >