Search Results: "Samantha Henig"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"An examination that escapes the dangers of overgeneralization to provide provocative information presented compellingly."
A mother and daughter examine the millennials, children born in the United States from 1980 through 1990. Read full book review >

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BABY BRIGHT by Samantha Meredith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A genial and gentle offering for the youngest readers. (Board book. 0-1)"
Simple graphics in black, white, green, yellow and gold foil introduce babies to a variety of animals and objects. Read full book review >

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BYRD & IGLOO by Samantha Seiple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Man and dog versus nature is a good read, but this one needs better navigation. (index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Framing an explorer's expeditions from the viewpoint of a sidekick pet can engage readers, so long as the animal is not overly humanized. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE RIVER OF DOUBT by Samantha Seiple
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A stirring, suspenseful true story of dangerous adventure and remarkable survival. (photos, 'Teddy's Travel Tips,' timeline, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
In this true, thrilling adventure story, 55-year-old former president Theodore Roosevelt joins an expedition to explore an uncharted river deep in the Amazon jungle and barely makes it out alive. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US by Samantha Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"A coming-of-age journey that would be strong if only it starred a believable teen. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A poor California girl finds her world turned upside down when her mother marries into the Boston ultrarich. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD by Samantha Mabry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Mabry's mix of magical realism and dystopia doesn't live up to its promising start. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
In a dangerous, post-apocalyptic America, Sarah Jac and her boyfriend, James, keep their relationship a secret as they work at a mysterious farm. Read full book review >

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THE WILDERNESS by Samantha Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"Harvey squeezes some pathos out of Jake's condition, but not much else."
A limp first novel from English author Harvey that moves back and forth between an Alzheimer's patient's past and present. Read full book review >

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THE MIME ORDER by Samantha Shannon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Shannon's prose style is serviceable, but her legion of fans will once again be here for the propulsive plot rather than lyricism."
Paige Mahoney, the Pale Dreamer of TheBone Season (2013), returns in this second volume of a projected seven-volume fantasy/science-fiction epic.Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN PAINTER EMMA DIAL by Samantha Peale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"A more energetic, swiftly paced narrative would have strengthened this portrait of an artist coming into her own, but it's a promising first effort."
In Peale's debut, a young woman slowly disentangles herself from the famous artist she's been "assisting" by painting his canvases for seven years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"A well-rendered account of one of the UN's best in pursuit of 'the flame of idealism that motivated many to strive to combat injustice and that inspired the vulnerable to believe that help would soon come.'"
Biography of the handsome Brazilian intellectual who served as the UN's top troubleshooter from East Timor and Bosnia to Iraq, where he died in a terrorist car bombing. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS MY GIRL by Samantha Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Pretty standard stuff here: emotionally unavailable dude proven wrong by a headstrong woman. Not a bad choice for some chaste comfort."
In Chase's latest Shaughnessy Brothers romance, Quinn becomes attracted to his childhood best friend, Anna Hannigan, who's nursed a crush on him for years. Read full book review >