Search Results: "V.P. Franklin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Extensive research enlivened by a good critical eye and vivid writing distinguishes this thoughtful book."
With fluent commentary and language, Franklin highlights the importance of autobiography in the African-American literary tradition. Read full book review >

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DON'T WAKE THE BABY by Jonathan Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"The illustrations for this commendable debut are unusual for their energy and subtle use of vivid color; the concluding twist—the baby wakes Marvin—provides a satisfying irony. Especially appropriate for a parent/preschool group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Mother cautions eponymously from the next room, Marvin plays rambunctious imaginative games (cowboy, magician, pirate, etc.) around his sibling's crib, finally falling asleep in the crib. Read full book review >

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AT FACE VALUE by Emily Franklin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Franklin leaves readers to guess if Cyrie will choose plastic surgery or accept herself—as her friends and family do—exactly as she is. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This enjoyable, if lightweight, adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac switches its genders and turns tragedy into comedy. Read full book review >

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GRAVE GOODS by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2009

"A well-researched, colorful, sometimes comical and often engaging mystery, although the series is beginning to show more signs of familiarity than freshness."
The third volume in a successful British historical criminal-investigation series sees its heroine attempting to authenticate the bones of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Read full book review >

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CITY OF SHADOWS by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Entertaining enough when not stating the historically obvious."
Murder mystery meets historical enigma in pre-Nazi Era Berlin. Read full book review >

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HELL AT THE BREECH by Tom Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2003

"Historical fiction as smooth and relentless as the darkest Elmore Leonard. First-rate."
Nightriders seize control of a dark corner of Alabama in a history-based first novel. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCIPLES OF LOVE by Emily Franklin
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2005

"Often funny, sometimes wise, a good read. (Fiction. YA)"
The traditional saga of high-school girl meets two boys, done up with a literary and mature style. Read full book review >

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HORRY AND THE WACCAMAW by Franklin Burroughs
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1992

"At times soporific, but largely dotted with arresting moments and wonderfully captured backwoods voices. (Drawings.)"
A six-day river journey by canoe through the Carolinas; by the author of Billy Watson's Croker Sack (1990) and winner of a Pushcart Prize for his nature essays. Read full book review >

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INSURRECTIONS OF THE MIND by Franklin Foer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"As this rich anthology shows, the debate over the meaning, viability and political effectiveness of liberalism continues—and not only in the pages of the New Republic."
What is liberalism? One magazine has grappled with that question for a century. Read full book review >