Search Results: "Tanya J. Peterson"


BOOK REVIEW

Twenty-four Shadows by Tanya J. Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Educational and affecting; the importance of the author's ongoing mission to demystify the world of mental health care should not be overlooked."
An exploration of dissociative identity disorder, this fourth novel by Peterson (My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel, 2014, etc.) valiantly addresses the stigma of mental illness. Read full book review >

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LEAVE OF ABSENCE by Tanya J. Peterson
Released: May 6, 2013

"A heartrending, realistic story about grief, depression and schizophrenia that finds positivity in the darkest of moments."
Following the untimely death of his wife and son and a failed suicide attempt, a grief-stricken father is admitted to a psychiatric hospital where he struggles to find renewed hope and meaning in life. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vital tool for sufferers and their families that broadens understanding of a debilitating illness."
In Peterson's (Leave of Absence, 2013, etc.) insightful third novel, a man suffering from various anxiety disorders finds hope after forming an unexpected bond with a troubled foster child. Read full book review >

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THE PREP DIARIES by Evan J. Peterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2017

"Readers curious about how HIV prevention drugs can influence a sexual revolution should find lots of vivid details in this ambitious and honest story."
A young gay man shares his anxieties and epiphanies about safe sex in this memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"As dense as Mirkwood in some places, but shafts of sunlight do break through."
The creator of languages for Game of Thrones and alien languages for sci-fi shows reveals the deeply intricate secrets behind his "conlanging" (constructed language-making).Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE KITTENS by Tanya Linch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Linch (My Duck, 2000, etc.) gives this oddly-written, deceptively simple folk ditty a playful tone with illustrations featuring a trio of chunky, earth-colored felines sporting comically ingenuous expressions and brightly colored, striped or polka-dotted, paw gear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This grim, enlightening tale is most likely to appeal to those who seek out disaster stories or have an interest in American history. (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
During the Civil War, with many men serving in both armies, young women, and even girls, joined the work force, finding employment in armories. Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON CUPBOARD by Tanya Byron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A lucid and compassionate memoir."
A British mental health practitioner and media personality's absorbing account of the years she spent as a clinical psychologist-in-training. Read full book review >

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MY DUCK by Tanya Linch
by Tanya Linch, illustrated by Tanya Linch
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A humorous and inspiring exploration of the art of writing that encourages readers to give their imaginations free reign. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl's struggle with the creative process is the focus of this zany tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A contemplative, profoundly moving meditation on life, love and death."
In her debut, Los Angeles Review poetry and translations editor Chernov probes her grief over losing a much-loved father and the inability of contemporary society to accept profound emotion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An eye-opening account of a military in transition."
Biank (Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives, 2006) analyzes the increasingly important role played by women in the military. Read full book review >