Search Results: "Tania Grossinger"


BOOK REVIEW

JACKIE AND ME by Tania Grossinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A lovely evocation of a man who changed baseball and America. (Picture book/memoir. 5-9)"
A young girl who feels herself an outsider finds a mentor and friend in Jackie Robinson. Read full book review >

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MEMOIR OF AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN by Tania Grossinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2013

"Honest but undistinguished."
A former New York publicist's memoir, written as an "open letter" to an imaginary daughter, about the circumstances and personal choices that caused her to remain childless. Read full book review >

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THE ONE SAFE PLACE by Tania Unsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"A standout in the genre's crowded landscape. (Dystopian thriller. 10-16)"
A group of orphans uncovers a sinister plot in this chilling and engrossing tale filled with detailed, sharply drawn characters. Read full book review >

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AEROGRAMMES by Tania James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2012

"At every turn, James' prose is crisp, observant and carefully controlled; unlike the narrator of 'Escape Key,' who grows increasingly aware of his fiction's shortcomings, James projects a deep emotional intelligence."
A well-turned set of stories defined by emotional and physical separation, particularly in the Indian-American diaspora. Read full book review >

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ATLAS OF UNKNOWNS by Tania James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2009

"A touching debut novel with a range of tones, from the sweet to the sordid."
A student's odyssey from India to the United States and eventually back to India, a journey that raises personal and cultural questions about family, immigration and doing the right thing. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK ROAD by Tania Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Overly long and lacking in polish."
Carver (the pen name of a British husband-and-wife team) adds another grisly layer to her Marina Esposito series. Read full book review >

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PEAS IN A POD by Tania McCartney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Adorable—that just about sums it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly, and Peg are as alike as the title would indicate: poppets with naturally curly hair, button-dot features, and patches of color on their cheeks. Read full book review >

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AN ENGLISH YEAR by Tania McCartney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"No more than a quick shuffle, but for young readers who can Mind the Gap, the flavour does come through. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Foods, festivals, and frolics mingle in this 12-month tour through England's calendar of traditions old and, well, older. Read full book review >

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A NEW YORK YEAR by Tania McCartney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A multicultural tasting platter—conscientiously varied if a bit bland overall and thin fare for tourists. (map, state facts) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of An English Year (2015) cross the pond for glimpses of an annual round in the Empire State. Read full book review >

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THE QUARRY by Harvey Grossinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Painfully sincere: Grossinger gives the game away time and again by showing his hand—which isn't bad—too soon."
A novella and four stories that earned newcomer Grossinger the 15th annual Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction. Read full book review >

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WILLOW FINDS A WAY by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"There is meanness and bullying at every level in schools, and it needs to be addressed in stories as well as in real life, but they must be honest stories in which the lesson does not outweigh the tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shy Willow stands up to a mean girl in her primary-grade classroom. Read full book review >

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WILLOW’S WHISPERS by Lana Button
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A victory for any reader who struggles to be heard, even metaphorically. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What first seems to be a narrow lesson becomes cheerful inspiration, even for readers who don't share this specific quandary. Read full book review >