Search Results: "Sebastian Quigley"


BOOK REVIEW

SPACE by Mike Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A one-trick pony, grounded by uneven production values and low octane content. (index) (Novelty nonfiction. 9-12)"
Aside from a design gimmick, there's not much worth notice in this routine, scattershot history of space flight. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR WINTER by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A perfect marriage of words and pictures. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Squirrel usually sleeps through winter, "[b]ut not this year!" Read full book review >

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TMI by Sarah Quigley
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"The novel's preachy tone will inspire some eye-rolling, as when Becca earnestly remarks that she's 'lucky to have such a caring stepdad,' and she seems suspiciously well-adjusted at the end, despite how things turn out for her—Pollyanna in MySpace. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Becca can't keep her mouth shut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Quigley's narrative of Terrell and her court case is especially relevant in the wake of numerous well-publicized killings of black citizens by police officers and the latest wave of black activism."
A retelling of the events leading up to the landmark civil rights Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co., Inc., which invalidated segregated restaurants in the city in 1953.Read full book review >

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MURDER, BY GEORGE by Jeanne Quigley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2016

"As chatty and replete with hometown detail as Quigley's debut (All Things Murder, 2014). But gentle humor and an amiable lead make up for all those digressions."
A contested case of finders keepers turns deadly in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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SAVIOUR'S GATE by Tim Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Well done."
Leftists and Rightists battle for the soul of Russia, while Americans and Britons squabble over the bonesin a melancholy thriller by the author of Spy Shadow and The Spy In Question. Read full book review >

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THE RUIN OF A RAKE by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Sebastian upends Regency romance conventions in this sensual, emotional, and upbeat take on the rake/wallflower trope."
Two very different men, haunted by their pasts but drawn to each other, forge a future together. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A worthy essay in institutional dynamics as much as financial history and international development. Sure to be widely read inside the Beltway."
A swiftly moving tale of what goes on behind the vaults at the World Bank, an institution led by a vigorous, cantankerous, and polarizing boss. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"But he makes it clear that Mexico's transition to greater electoral democracy will be threatened if more heroes don't step forward."
Rotella, the Los Angeles Times bureau chief for South America, tells his alarming story of drug lords' domination of the US/Mexico border region by focusing on the frustrations and martyrdom of Mexican reformers. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN BELMONT by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A meticulously researched evocation of a time of terror, wrapped around a chilling, personal footnote."
The author of 1997's The Perfect Storm returns to his suburban-Boston childhood home to take a harrowing family encounter with the Boston Strangler and build it into a trenchant look at an era of great unrest. Read full book review >