Search Results: "Talia Vance"


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TALIA by C.J. Quinn
Released: Aug. 26, 2015

"A promising first installment of a fantasy series about saving two worlds that needs to evolve to become fully realistic and unreservedly magical."
A debut middle-grade novel features magical lands, childhood adventure, guardian spirits, and the love of family. Read full book review >

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SPIES AND PREJUDICE by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Fun and tightly plotted, if a bit formulaic. (Mystery. 13 & up)"
A young woman who assists with her dad's private-investigation business is drawn to a stormy newcomer in this mystery that features glimmers of Austen's revered tale. Read full book review >

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GOLD  by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"Light on worldbuilding but full of steamy romance. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
After the climactic battles that ended Silver (2012), teen bandia Brianna Paxton heads to rural Ireland but finds she can escape neither her destiny nor her many pursuers. Read full book review >

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SILVER by Talia Vance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"A quick read with some interesting fantasy elements, but the passive heroine and sometimes-confusing worldbuilding disappoint. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
Brianna Paxton has always suspected she is invisible to boys. Read full book review >

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TALIA TALK by Christine Hurley Deriso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"With friendship at its core and an eye on the latest teen tech phenomena, this text is spunky and fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Starting middle school is tough, but when Talia gets stuck in a tug-of-war that tears her usually happy foursome of friends into two warring factions, things only get worse. Read full book review >

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TALIA AND THE RUDE VEGETABLES by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A charming fall story loosely structured by Judaic concepts. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-6)"
A little girl's misunderstanding, the harvesting of some root vegetables and a recipe for stew merge for an amusing Jewish New Year story. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE by Steven Pressfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Altogether, then, a swift, dandy debut. (Film rights to Jake Eberts)"
Golf as pastoral ode? Read full book review >

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TALIA AND THE VERY YUM KIPPUR by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Both a loving family story and a deft introduction to the significance of the holiday. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
Once again, Talia (Talia and the Rude Vegetables, 2011) misunderstands her grandmother, this time for the Yom Kippur holiday "break-fast" meal.Read full book review >

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JERUSALEM MAIDEN by Talia Carner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2011

"A welcome glimpse into a little-understood world."
A young woman struggles against strict Orthodox traditions to realize her inner artist. Read full book review >

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HOTEL MOSCOW by Talia Carner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Still, the novel sheds much-needed light on this turbulent period in Russian history."
An American investment adviser, on a mission to counsel businesswomen in post-glasnost Russia, encounters corruption, organized crime, and extreme sexism. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE CANVAS by Alexander Vance
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Plenty of vivid, painterly action scenes carry the day. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Claudia Miravista, a lonely sixth-grader who loves creating and viewing artwork, becomes involved in an unusual task: rescuing a boy named Pim from a mysterious land behind the world's art canvases. Read full book review >

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NIGHT LAMP by Jack Vance
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Storyteller Vance is in top form here: the result is uneven in places, perhaps, but always astonishing and enthralling."
Another adventure/drama set in Vance's inimitable far-future Gaean Reach (Throy, 1993, etc.), encompassing thousands of inhabited planets. Read full book review >