Search Results: "Suzanne Mettler"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2014

"A thorough and deeply troubling analysis of a quiet but ominous threat to democracy."
Mettler (Government/Cornell Univ.; The Submerged State:How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy, 2011, etc.) delivers a broadside to for-profit universities and the politics that enrich them. Read full book review >

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THE WILD BOAR by Felix Mettler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Not a mystery, or even a very good inverted detective story, but a parable, and a fine one, about the remarkable difficulty of leave-taking."
The ghost of DÅrrenmatt's The Judge and His Hangman hovers over this sweet, sad tale of murder and mortality at St. Read full book review >

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BEAR CAN DANCE! by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Bear in particular takes a star turn in the loving trio's latest welcome outing. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The splendid friends boogie down. Read full book review >

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OH! WHAT A SURPRISE! by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This one has 'read it again' potential, and Fox has the makings of a star. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In the fourth entry in the charming Goose and Bear series, the polar bear and gawky white goose are again joined by their irrepressible little friend, a fox with the personality of a bright 2-year-old. Read full book review >

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TEN NAUGHTY LITTLE MONKEYS by Suzanne Williams
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Preschoolers are sure to join in on this refreshing variation of an old favorite. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Williams tweaks the well-known story of ten little monkeys jumping on the bed in this enjoyable read-aloud. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY FINE TIME MACHINE by Suzanne Bloom
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A splendid use for a box, indeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In an airy riff on the evergreen idea behind, for instance, Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006), an aardvark, an armadillo and an anteater explore some of the exciting possibilities in a carton labeled "My Time Machine." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 5, 2012

"A detailed, real-life romance that attests to the endurance of genuine affection."
An affable dual memoir about catching up with the one who got away. Read full book review >

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THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"A visceral exploration of the eternal and misguided search for pain-free happiness in an almost-now Brave New World. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Quinlan has an uncanny ability to become someone else, especially if that person is dead. Read full book review >

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FRAGILE DESTINY by Suzanne Lazear
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"Lazear's fans have a high tolerance for convoluted nomenclature; anyone else will have given up on this series long ago. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Set in both Victorian-era Los Angeles and the Otherworld, Noli's adventures among the Fae continue. Read full book review >

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STONE COVE ISLAND by Suzanne Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A slapdash tale marred by risible errors and erratic pacing. (Mystery. 12-16)"
This contemporary thriller opens the morning after a hurricane ravages a Massachusetts island. Read full book review >

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A MISCHIEF OF MERMAIDS by Suzanne Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"A serviceable fantasy best suited for those kids who have already enjoyed Poppy's previous adventures. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A skeptic trapped in a family of believers comes face to face with nasty nautical ladies in the third book of a series. Read full book review >

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LISTENING FOR LUCCA by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Past meets present and all is well in this lovely and magical tale. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Siena's ability to see glimpses of the past juxtaposed on the present intensifies when she moves to a house in Maine that is oddly familiar. Read full book review >