Search Results: "S.E. Grove"


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THE GOLDEN SPECIFIC by S.E. Grove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 14, 2015

"Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
In the second installment of the Mapmakers trilogy, Sophia Tims goes on a journey in search of her parents in a world broken apart by the Great Disruption of 1799. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS SENTENCE by S.E. Grove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 2014

"Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
In this opening volume of the Mapmakers trilogy, 13-year-old Sophia Tims travels into mysterious and uncharted lands in search of her kidnapped uncle and must save the world while she's at it. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON SKEW by S.E. Grove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2016

"A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The Mapmakers trilogy concludes with Sophia Tims still searching for her missing parents and, while she's at it, trying to prevent a cataclysmic war. Read full book review >

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HAWKES HARBOR by S.E. Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Despite the sex and violence, more YA than adult."
Bestselling YA author Hinton's first adult foray, a lurid tale of a boy who goes wrong but is rescued by a man with an even more wicked past. Read full book review >

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TEX by S.E. Hinton
Released: Oct. 1, 1980

"Though all Hinton's books since the first are reminders that the nerve she hit in The Outsiders can't be so tapped again, she continues to handle her obvious exhortation, melodramatic plots, and brotherly bonds with that disarming empathy—this time, for the mixed-up kid who is going nowhere but getting straight—which wins kids' unqualified assent."
Aimless and trouble-prone, Tex lives with his responsible older brother Mason, 17, an ace basketball player said to be ultra-popular (though he appears markedly unsociable) and determined to go on to college and away from small-town poverty. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING ACROSS by Andrew S. Grove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

The self-portrait of a young man, now the CEO of Intel. Read full book review >

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RIMWALKERS by Vicki Grove
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"A talented novelist, hitting her stride. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A beautifully written story of a ``growing-up'' summer on an Illinois farm, recollected 20 years later by Victoria, who was then a shy, self-effacing girl of 14, overshadowed by her ebullient younger sister Sara. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2008

"Scholars will deplore the dearth of documentation, but general readers will delight in this tale of a randy rapscallion who found time between dalliances to create some enduringly popular works of fiction and drama."
An authorized biography of the peripatetic, priapic and enormously prolific octogenarian who still rises at dawn to the pages of blank foolscap he fills with astonishing speed and craft. Read full book review >

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TAMING THE STAR RUNNER by S.E. Hinton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1988

Once again, Hinton puts a bright, rebellious teen-ager, stubbornly pushing against society's expectations, into a powerful story lashed together with bands of irony. Read full book review >

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF KOREA by S.E. Solberg
NONFICTION
Released: May 15, 1991

"Maps; extensive bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
This entry in the well-regarded ``Portraits of the Nations'' series maintains its predecessors' high quality of information. Read full book review >

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DESTINY by Vicki Grove
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"As Mrs. Peck tells Destiny, 'To hope is to look yourself in the eye and realize that you're capable of doing and being anything you really want to in this imperfect but fascinating world.' (Fiction.10-12)"
At 12, Destiny Louise Capperson is the most competent member of her impoverished dysfunctional family. Read full book review >

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DROWNING by Lee Grove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, Grove ably and movingly chronicles a family's fate."
Second-novelist Grove (Last Dance, ) traces the fortunes of a family over some 40 years after the father leaves it, in 1946, as his midlife crisis turns permanent. Read full book review >