Search Results: "Tatjana Soli"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOTUS EATERS by Tatjana Soli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"Moving and memorable."
An impressive debut novel about a female photographer covering the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOOD PARADISE by Tatjana Soli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Aside from the exotic setting, Soli's idiosyncratic prose style is the main attraction here."
Escapees of all stripes wash up on a remote South Pacific atoll. Read full book review >

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THE FORGETTING TREE by Tatjana Soli
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Ambitious but overripe."
The fate of a struggling Southern California citrus farm shifts after the arrival of a mysterious Haitian woman. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE TO WAR by Tatjana Wassiljewa
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 1997

"A harrowing, uplifting story. (Memoir. 10+)"
As a young Russian girl during WW II, Wassiljewa endured starvation, illness, and back-breaking labor at the hands of the Nazis. Read full book review >

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A SOUND LIKE SOMEONE TRYING NOT TO MAKE A SOUND by John Irving
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Perfect for anyone who fears things that go bump in the night. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fears and fantasies fill the mind of a small boy who wakes to unfamiliar sounds in the night in this tale excerpted from Irving's A Widow for One Year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TREE FOR EMMY by Mary Ann Rodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"A fine introduction to the pleasures of trees, well suited for group and home reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Freckled, red-haired Emmy loves trees—her grandmother's impressive mimosa in particular. Read full book review >

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BUNNY'S BOOK CLUB by Annie Silvestro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A sweet salute to reading. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bunny who loves books finds a cunning way to build his own library. Read full book review >

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YOU HAVE TO BE NICE TO SOMEONE ON THEIR BIRTHDAY by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Bottner offers a couple more twists in her subtle tale about feelings and friendships, and Mai-Wyss's busy paintings are full of sly jokes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
What should be the best day ever turns bumpy for young Rosemary. Read full book review >

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THE YAWN HEARD ’ROUND THE WORLD by Scott Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Globally minded teachers and parents will enjoy helping children find the story's locations on a globe or world map. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a joint debut for both Thomas and Mai-Wyss, the unusual subject of the highly contagious nature of a yawn is combined with a whirlwind tour to create an amusing story that works despite the unlikely premise and a sing-songy rhyming text. Read full book review >

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THE LEMON SISTERS by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Nonetheless, Mai-Wyss's illustrations, a cheerful mix of watercolor, gouache and collaged paper, serve to leaven and brighten the scenes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three elderly sisters reunite, and revisit their youthful playfulness, by connecting with a trio of imaginative neighbor girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE FINE SHABBAT by Chris Barash
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A fine if not deathless choice for Shabbat reading. (Board book. 2-4)"
A Jewish family celebrates the Sabbath. Read full book review >