Search Results: "Tania James"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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STARRING SHAPES! by Tania Howells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not for beginners, but older children may use this as a springboard for their own shape hunts. (Math picture book. 4-7) "
Howells give familiar shapes both personalities and back stories in her authorial debut. Read full book review >

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SOCKS! by Tania Sohn
by Tania Sohn, illustrated by Tania Sohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A concept book that falls short. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl just loves her many-colored socks. Read full book review >

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THE CREEPER by Tania Carver
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Carver doesn't stint on the fun-house shocks and shivers, and gourmands of violence, physical and psychological, will have a field day. But there's so much straining to get in your face, so many chapters from the Creeper's point of view, and such a pat motive for all the mayhem, that the nasty thrills never upstage the dysfunctional relationships within the Colchester constabulary."
A sadistic killer targets the few young women of Colchester to have survived Carver's blistering debut (The Surrogate, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE SURROGATE by Tania Carver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2011

"A good premise that's long on promise, but the choppy writing, dominated by melodramatic one-liners, and stilted repetition of phrases (no one simply drinks anything, instead they take mouthfuls of their drinks) prove more distracting than thrilling."
Carver's debut novel, a thriller with a decidedly British flair, isn't for the squeamish or easily frightened. 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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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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BRIGHTWOOD by Tania Unsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Subtle and thought-provoking, the novel is entertaining and heartfelt as well as a gentle introduction to the world of mental illness. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An intriguing mix of fantasy, mystery, and mental illness. 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 >