Search Results: "Skyler White"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SKILL OF OUR HANDS by Steven Brust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"The imaginative worldbuilding and magic system overshadow the plot, and the reader may need a flowchart to track the cast, but Brust and White offer a frequently poignant take on the question of whether power conveys authority."
A group of secretive immortals are thrown into turmoil by the murder of one of their own in Brust and White's sequel to The Incrementalists (2013). Read full book review >

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THE INCREMENTALISTS by Steven Brust
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The ideas are there; the execution leaves something to be desired."
Urban fantasy collaboration from Brust (The Lord of Castle Black, 2003, etc.) and White (In Dreams Begin, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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READING ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAINE
by Leila Roy

One of the funny things about living in a state nicknamed ‘Vacationland’—especially living near the coast—is that, for locals, a huge part of summertime is about avoiding the tourist-heavy spots. You know, like the beach.

So, rather than actually leaving our houses and enjoying these lovely, lovely days in public, a large percentage of us Year-Rounders do quite a lot ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT AGE by Heather Skyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"At times overly controlled, but rich in emotional density."
The evolution of a Las Vegas family over the course of three summers, as marked by the adolescent daughter's job as a lifeguard. Read full book review >

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UNCLE BIG RAT, RATS & SNAKES ALL LIE! by Skyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2015

"A puzzling satire that denounces America's treatment of veterans."
This second edition of a debut illustrated satire critiques the U.S political system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"A highly useful contribution to black history from an unexpected direction, in every sense of that phrase. (19 drawings, 37 b&w photos, not seen)"
Two Australian historians (brothers, incidentally) from the University of Sydney examine the ways in which black style has been interpreted and the political and social implications it has carried from slavery to WW II. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL STRATEGIES OF THE ALMOST BRAVE by Jen White
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Readers familiar with Cynthia Voigt's Homecoming (1981) will recognize the gripping story arc, but for today's middle graders, the world has sadly changed. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Abandoned at a desert gas station by a mentally unbalanced parent, 12-year-old Liberty uses the animal-survival strategies she's recorded in her notebook to protect her little sister, Billie, and escape to safety. Read full book review >

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ILLUSIONS OF FATE by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Not really enough substance to make a satisfying read even for paranormal addicts. (Paranormal romance. 12-17) "
Jessamin Olea has been sent away from her native island of Melei to attend school in the dull and sinister Albion, a country that bears a vague resemblance to Victorian England. Read full book review >