Search Results: "Sally Armstrong"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2003

"That Afghan women survive is testament to hope, and Armstrong suggests—with two now included in the Afghan government—that the time may be ripe for some of that hope to turn real. (20 b&w photos)"
UNICEF's Special Representative to Afghanistan emphasizes the post-Soviet occupation period in this portrait of Afghan women—not a happy one, though change may be afoot. Read full book review >

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UPRISING by Sally Armstrong
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Women of all persuasions will appreciate Armstrong's in-depth, passionate exploration of this important topic."
A Canadian journalist and human rights activist chronicles the acts of empowerment undertaken by women and girls across the globe against inequities and acts of brutality, which have been perpetrated against them for decades. Read full book review >

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DREW AND THE BUB DADDY SHOWDOWN by Robb Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"Super Agent Mason Stone'' perfectly augment the text. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the cast is finally removed from his broken wrist, Drew discovers that he has miraculously become a talented artist, and begins a comic book loosely based on the adventures of his beloved daredevil older brother, Kyle. Read full book review >

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THE AWAKENING  by Kelley Armstrong
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2009

"Dark alleys, undead bodies and bountiful blood will cause shivers, while Chloe's chemistry with both boys will raise readers' pulses. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
A small group of supernatural teens escapes The Edison House, a malevolent scientific organization bent on their destruction, and embarks on a desperate journey to find the one man who might help them. Read full book review >

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BLACK-EYED SUSAN by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The emotional hardships of pioneer life are made clear in a loving family story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A pioneer girl who loves her South Dakota home tries to deal with her mother's wish for the trees of her Ohio childhood in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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STEAL AWAY by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A distinctive tale of courage and sacrifice, with no glib lessons or easy resolutions but a memorable portrait of a soul for whom freedom is the greatest prize. (Fiction. 11-15)"
``My heart was going in sixteen different directions. Read full book review >

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MISSING by Kelley Armstrong
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Thrills and mystery from a pro. (Suspense. 14-18)"
A girl living in a depressed coal mining town finds a wealthy boy in the woods who has been savagely beaten, then searches for him when he disappears. Read full book review >

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JIGSAW by Campbell Armstrong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1995

"Pagan becomes inexplicably chatty at the end, slowing the action considerably, though he still offers, generally, a tough and taut thriller."
Thriller writer Campbell (A Concert of Ghosts, 1993, etc.) returns, this time with a briskly paced tale of international conspiracy that drags only near its end. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WATCH by Kevin Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Exotic without being voyeuristic, Armstrong's stories provide an unusual perspective into a distant and beleaguered world."
Debut collection of eight stories, all set in the South Seas. Read full book review >

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A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE by Kelley Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A dark, creepy story."
The police investigation of a kidnapping in a small, off-the-grid town is complicated by the suspicion that the rescued victim is perpetrating a hoax. Read full book review >

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FOOL’S GOLD by Vivien Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Leaving the designer sale she's crashed in some haste because the building has caught on fire, artist Anabel Gordon grabs the wrong handbag. Read full book review >