Search Results: "Thea Goodman"


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THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE'S GONE by Thea  Goodman
Released: March 5, 2013

"A chamber piece. Goodman can be perceptive, but her morality tale is trite."
Six months after baby makes three for a comfortable Manhattan couple, mother has turned distant and despondent while father is acting borderline delinquent. Read full book review >

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VANISHING POINTS by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Sometimes cerebrally overengaged in style, but always fresh and inventive."
Throughout this Australian writer's harsh-to-playfully satiric novels (Hunting the Wild Pineapple, 1991, etc.), the massive idiocy of institutionalized greed—an individual's or a country's—is dismembered sinew-by-socket. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF WHALE ISLAND by Thea  Stilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"For Stilton readers who prioritize interpersonal relationships and friendship over mysteries and action. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
The first book in the graphic-novel spinoff of the Thea Stilton chapter books, themselves spinoffs of the Geronimo Stilton franchise. Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF THE LIZARD CLUB by Thea  Stilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2013

"The plot is uneven, but mild surprises and bright colors will appeal to reluctant female readers. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
The Thea Sisters uncover a conspiracy to destroy the environment during the heated competitions for student-club presidencies. Read full book review >

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THE SLOW NATIVES by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"With humor and bite, then, some deep discoveries about shallow lives."
The work of this Australian writer (Vanishing Points, 1992, etc.)—in a diction studded with some breathtaking images and conceits—continues to strengthen in depth and focus, and Astley again penetrates the shrouding canopies of loneliness to find the hope of rescue. Read full book review >

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FALLING LIGHT by Thea Harrison
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Beautifully written, boldly imaginative, action-packed and captivating."
Part of an ancient contingent sent to Earth to destroy the Deceiver, Mary and Michael have lost nearly all of their friends over the thousands of years they've existed here, but now, despite exhaustion and grief, victory may be in sight for the soul mates. Read full book review >

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The Curious Solitude of Anise by Thea Swanson
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"A concise, cautionary tale about a woman exchanging pain for trust."
In Swanson's debut novel, food provides more than physical sustenance for an introverted baker. Read full book review >

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CODA by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Astley is a marvelous writer and a hilarious, merciless, and poignant truth-teller."
A spare, sharp-boned bird of a novel, whose song is wrenchingly sad yet full of indomitable spirit. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IT WAS SO QUIET I COULD HEAR A PIN DROP by Andy Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A clever concept, in both progression and design, whose realization sometimes falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child listens closely to the breeze as sounds evoke images and imaginings. Read full book review >

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DRUM CITY by Thea Guidone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"But be forewarned—anything even remotely drum-like will not be safe for the rest of the day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A driving beat powers this simple story of a boy who, merrily drumming with kitchen utensils, summons all the neighborhood kids to join him. Read full book review >