Search Results: "Saskia E. Akyil"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 21, 2011

"Fans of Brashares' Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series will enjoy this romantic tale of cultural exchange on the western shores of Turkey."
In Akyil's debut young-adult romance, American teenager Rachel Guo learns about love and friendship on a summer trip to the west coast of Turkey. Read full book review >

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AS FOR DREAM by Saskia Hamilton
Released: March 1, 2001

"A luminous exploration of the ambit where dream, memory, imagination, and longing pass into and through one another."
Hamilton's poetry and prose inhabit the domain of dreams, a world that often makes no sense to the dreamer, much less to an outsider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BUILD A CAR by Saskia Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Young makers will find the Scrap Pack's enthusiasm infectious, but even as broad overviews, these offer at best incomplete pictures. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
A mouse, a bird, and a junkyard frog assemble a car from the ground up—cluing in readers who may be a bit vague on what's beneath all those hoods…or at least what used to be. Read full book review >

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THE PREHISTORIC MASTERS OF LITERATURE by Saskia Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"A natural lead-in, or better, lagniappe, to Kathleen Krull's Lives of the Writers (1994, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt). (Informational novelty. 9-11)"
From the Brontësaurus Sisters to Mark Twainceratops ("Born Samuel ‘Three-Horn' Clemens"), a canon-expanding gallery of great writers that will have every reader, dinophile or not, roaring. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENTIAL MASTERS OF PREHISTORY by Saskia Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Chortleworthy at first glance, disturbingly superficial at second and subsequent ones. (list of presidents) (Informational novelty. 10-12)"
Six presidents of our Holocene epoch pair up with prehistoric predecessors, from George Washingdonyx to Franklin D. Rex. Read full book review >

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WHO COOKED ADAM SMITH'S DINNER? by Katrine Marçal
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2016

"An exciting reassessment of the global economy that provocatively extends the frontiers of the feminist critique."
A Swedish political and economic writer shows why "feminism's best-kept secret is just how necessary a feminist perspective is in the search for a solution to our mainstream economic problems. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE CITY by Karolina  Ramqvist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Delicate and unsparing."
A new mother turns to old acquaintances for help when her future is under threat. Read full book review >

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THE HORMONE FACTORY by Saskia Goldschmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Although Goldschmidt gives him a distinctive, if repellent voice, Mordechai reports the events of his life in a deadening follow-the-dots style that does nothing to mitigate the novel's simplistic portrayal of nobility versus capitalist evil."
Dutch author Goldschmidt's first novel, an attempt to fictionalize the history of a Dutch pharmaceutical company that survived World War II although it was owned by Jews, offers a less than savory view of business ethics.
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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GENUINE FRAUD by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This thriller from the author of We Were Liars (2014) will challenge preconceptions about identity and keep readers guessing. (Suspense. 12-adult)"
Can Jule recognize her own true self within the tangled story of the past year? Read full book review >