Search Results: "Sabina Touchburn"


BOOK REVIEW

BERTHA AND THE FROG CHOIR by Luc Foccroulle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A medley of frog fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rejected for the frog choir, two aspiring frog vocalists join forces to temporarily achieve their musical dreams in this amusing lesson in following your heart. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE NEW WORLD by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Murray's writing is chilly, but she is astute about the addictive nature of adventure and the unnerving relationship between the explorer and those he explores/hunts."
In 10 stories by Murray (Forgery, 2007, etc.), historical figures adventure into new worlds largely because they feel excluded in their old ones. Read full book review >

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FORGERY by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Doesn't deliver anything it aims for."
From Murray (A Carnivore's Inquiry, 2004, etc.), a disappointing novel set in a politically-charged Greece, mainly on the fictionalized island of Aspros in 1963. Read full book review >

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A CARNIVORE’S INQUIRY by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Slack, thin, with alienating details and characters."
Another tedious road journey across America as a tiresome narrator searches for spiritual nourishment. Read full book review >

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VALIANT GENTLEMEN by Sabina Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Not at all bad, but given that Mario Vargas Llosa covered much of the same ground in his superior 2010 novel, The Dream of the Celt, Murray's version of the Casement story seems superfluous."
A long yarn recounting the life of Irish revolutionary Roger Casement and real-life best friend Herbert Ward, the British writer and artist. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIRD, BE QUIET! by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A visual treat, even if Little Bird is a little much. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A loquacious bird is first shunned then valued for his talkative nature. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A satisfying novel."
Narrated by a savant rescued from a feral existence by a woman who discovers her in the basement of the house she inherits in Mazatlán, Mexico, this is a novel of ideas masquerading as a story about sustainable tuna fishing. Preposterous as that sounds, it's an assured and satisfying debut. Read full book review >

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THE IMPUDENT ROOSTER by Sabina I. Rascol
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Berry echoes richly colored Romanian folk-art designs throughout the stylized illustrations that reflect the humor, magic, and power of the tale. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
Rascol adapts a classic Romanian tale originally told by Ion Creanga as "The Pouch with Two Coins." Read full book review >