Search Results: "Suzanne Collins"


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SUZANNE VALADON by June Rose
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 1999

In this entertaining and informative book, Rose (Modigliani: The Pure Bohemian, 1991) chronicles the tumultuous life of a French woman whose exceptional talent and determination earned her the admiration of her more famous contemporaries. Read full book review >

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WILKIE COLLINS by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A compact, pithy, and generous biography of a novelist who found great success despite writing in the age of Dickens, Eliot, and Trollope."
The latest installment in the author's Brief Lives series is dedicated to the popular British novelist Wilkie Collins (1824-1889). Read full book review >

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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Impressive world-building, breathtaking action and clear philosophical concerns make this volume, the beginning of a planned trilogy, as good as The Giver and more exciting. (Science fiction. 11 & up)"
Katniss Everdeen is a survivor. Read full book review >

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GREGOR AND THE CODE OF CLAW by Suzanne Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"The resolution is bittersweet but faintly hopeful—a fitting end for an unflinchingly gutsy series whose deftly drawn characters have always lived dangerously. (Fiction. 9-12)"
At the opening of this, the fifth and final entry in The Underland Chronicles, Gregor discovers why no one has told him what's in "The Prophecy of Time": He is to die. Read full book review >

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GREGOR AND THE MARKS OF SECRET by Suzanne Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"The cliffhanger ending will leave readers gasping as Gregor goes chasing another prophecy, the direst yet. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In this, the penultimate volume in "The Underland Chronicles," Collins begins to gather herself for the grand finale. Read full book review >

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CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A humdinger of a cliffhanger will leave readers clamoring for volume three. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In the sequel to the hugely popular The Hunger Games (2008), Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, having won the annual Games, are now rich and famous—and trapped in the fiction that they are lovers. Read full book review >

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GREGOR AND THE PROPHECY OF BANE by Suzanne Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Yessss! (Fiction. 9-14)"
When giant cockroaches kidnap his baby sister Boots from Central Park, Gregor knows that he has no choice but to descend to the Underland to find her. Read full book review >

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MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"It will grab them and not let go, and if it leaves them with questions, well, then, it's probably exactly the book Collins was hoping for, too."
Another season, another embargoed Big Book. Read full book review >

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GREGOR AND THE CURSE OF THE WARMBLOODS by Suzanne Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Although no further prophecy is unveiled at the end to explicitly promise another sequel, readers will surely be hoping for one. (Fiction. 9-14)"
For the third time, Gregor and his stolid little sister Boots descend to the Underland in fulfillment of a prophecy, in a story that delivers the breakneck adventure and strong characters readers have come to expect. Read full book review >

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GREGOR THE OVERLANDER by Suzanne Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Wonderful. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Gregor's luminous, supremely absorbing quest takes place in a strange underground land of giant cockroaches, rideable bats, and violet-eyed humans. Read full book review >

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SUZANNE DAVIS GETS A LIFE by Paula Marantz Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cohen is no Jane Austen, but her latest update on the Marriage Plot is a light romantic comedy featuring witty commentary on contemporary life, enriched by a funny, flawed and likable heroine."
If Jane Austen's heroines can find true love within the confines of their small English villages, why can't a single New Yorker locate Mr. Right among the residents of her large Upper West Side apartment building? Read full book review >