Search Results: "Siobhan Adcock"


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THE BARTER by Siobhan Adcock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"A tale of troubled souls far too easily resolved."
A ghost, hungry for a love she was too proud to seize, haunts a young mother. Read full book review >

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THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY by Siobhan Dowd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"The message, grippingly delivered, is that kids, even differently abled ones, are worth paying attention to. (Fiction. 9-14)"
When Ted's cousin Salim visits London, he insists on riding "The London Eye," an immense observation wheel. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BOY AND GIRL IN THE WORLD by Siobhan Vivian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 26, 2016

"The almost-dystopian setting of post-flood Aberdeen makes a beautifully surreal setting, even if Keeley's journey can't quite carry the narrative. (Fiction. 13-16)"
When disaster strikes a working-class town, the class clown learns her coping mechanisms don't help anyone. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA BUD by Siobhan Dodds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"The engaging cartoon-style illustrations are just right. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Polly is coming for the night, and (she confides by phone) she's hoping Grandpa Bud will bake her favorite cake. Read full book review >

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BURN FOR BURN by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Readers will feel narratively whiplashed. (Fiction. 15-18)"
Revenge fantasies run riot (and disappointingly off the rails) in a new series from usually reliable experts Han and Vivian. Read full book review >

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SAME DIFFERENCE by Siobhan Vivian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"Emily's achingly real struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs. (Fiction. YA)"
Emily isn't sold on spending the summer commuting from her wealthy suburban enclave to the Philadelphia College of Fine Arts, but she might as well: Her lifelong best friend "Meg got a boyfriend and I got a hobby. Read full book review >

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NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Siobhan Vivian
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"It's rare to see second- and third-wave feminism square off in YA literature so successfully; don't miss this round. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Another powerful, involving exploration of teen girls' identities and relationships from the ever-improving Vivian (A Little Friendly Advice, 2008, Same Difference, 2009). Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE by Siobhan Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"A fresh look at the Iraq war as it plays out on the domestic front."
In an accomplished debut story collection, Fallon lays bare the lonely lives of military families when the men go to war. Read full book review >

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MEHENDI TIDES by Siobhan Malany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An uneven but engaging tale of cross-cultural bonds."
A debut novel tells the story of three friends growing into themselves across two timelines. Read full book review >

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THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES by Siobhan Fallon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Page-turning and rich in detail, this is a solid, insightful debut."
In her debut novel, Fallon (You Know When the Men Are Gone, 2011) takes the Army wives who were the subject of her previous short story collection and moves them overseas, where political unrest is fomenting in the wake of the Arab Spring. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S HEAVEN by Thomas Adcock
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 1995

"Though Hock spends too long wandering among the fleshpots, you feel his triumph coursing through your own veins when he not only solves the case (unexpectedly logical and elegant work here) but survives."
Back from battling his ancestral ghosts in Ireland (Drown All the Dogs, 1994), Neil Hockaday, NYPD, is married to his longtime lover, advertising exec Ruby Flagg, or as married as an Irish gypsy ceremony can make them. Read full book review >