Search Results: "Seeley James"


BOOK REVIEW

The Geneva Decision by Seeley James
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A fine thriller with intriguing locations, intricate plot twists and a complex heroine."
A fast-paced, globe-trotting debut thriller featuring a former Olympian with something to prove. Read full book review >

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MY RUBY SLIPPERS by Tracy Seeley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"'When a place lives in you beyond the limits of the senses, when its many maps are laid on your heart, maybe that's when you really belong to it.' Seeley evocatively captures that place here."
In this smart meditation on place, Seeley (English/Univ. of San Francisco) gives to Kansas the time she never afforded it in her youth. Read full book review >

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CAMBODIA NOIR by Nick Seeley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Generic title aside, this is distinctive work. The plotting is wily and entertaining, the take on Cambodia, trenchant and disturbing."
A drug-, booze-, life-, and love-addled freelance photographer pursues a missing woman through a phantasmic Cambodia in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING THE WILD BEES by Thomas D. Seeley
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2016

"Motivated readers may well find themselves setting aside sunny weekends to go tromping in the goldenrod, hoping to 'engage the most intelligent insect in the world.'"
A honeybee behaviorist takes a break from hard science to introduce the sport of bee hunting. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR-LEGGED GHOSTS by Mary Hoffman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Alex Brodie and his sister long for a pet, but Carrie's asthma keeps them from having one until Alex is finally allowed a white mouse in his room. ``Cedric'' is no ordinary mouse—he summons up his own grandfather and then, as the days pass, the many former animal inhabitants of the Victorian house. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1991

"Offbeat, provocative, well crafted. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Old Agatha, proprietor of a lovely little shop that sells her spinning and weaving, harbors an affectionate brood of cats and enjoys offering children explanations about where things come from, describing the likes of silkworms and cotton bolls. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIRD AND BEAR by Ann James
by Ann James, illustrated by Ann James
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Ultimately, Bird and Bear are charming characters to look at, but their story needs more…story. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A slice-of-life story describes the friendship enjoyed by the eponymous Bird and Bear. Read full book review >

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BIRD & SQUIRREL ON THE EDGE! by James Burks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A bright medley of friendship, problem-solving, and identity ideal for emerging readers looking for the next step up from leveled readers. (Graphic fiction. 7-12)"
Best friends Bird and Squirrel embark upon a new graphic-novel adventure, in which they make a new friend and find the dynamics of their friendship changing. Read full book review >