Search Results: "Winnie Ma"


BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLES OF ROUND by Signe Sturup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2013

"Ostensibly aimed at very young children, the concepts and text have something a tad middle-aged about them, making this a messy miss. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Although this book deals in circularity, there is something oddly square about the concept and the language. Read full book review >

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AFTER ALL, YOU’RE CALLIE BOONE by Winnie Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Dive in, this story is fine. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Callie's summer looks glum. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT KHAN by David  Winnie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 14, 2017

"A promising launch to a visionary space-empire series with multicultural insight."
Sci-fi author Winnie's debut describes the origin of the vast, galaxy-spanning Terran Empire and the 31st-century ascent of a Mongolian prince who defends Earth and lays the groundwork for an immortal dynasty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 1992

"No false heroics, no patriotic gloss, only the Vietnam War in all its grim reality. (Fifteen b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A searing account from former Army nurse Smith of her tour of duty in Vietnam and its devastating personal aftermath. Read full book review >

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LOU'S BOY by Winnie Ace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2015

"A heartfelt—but somewhat predictable—coming-of-age story and romance featuring well-crafted characters."
In this debut novel, a small town shuns an unwed mother as her son struggles with his future and the way the world sees their family. Read full book review >

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MEET ME IN VENICE by Suzanne Ma
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2015

"A genial, informative chronicle of the hopes and dreams of a Chinese immigrant."
A Chinese teenager's saga immigrating from Eastern China to Italy. Read full book review >

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TODDLER TWO by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A treat to be shared again and again. (Board book. 1-4)"
Suen's (Delivery, 1999, etc.) simple tale celebrates the number two. Read full book review >

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BEIJING COMA by Ma Jian
Kirkus Star
by Ma Jian, translated by Flora Drew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2008

"A complex, confrontational, demanding—and ultimately rewarding—work."
An unconscious protagonist is the central figure around whom a tapestry of political and personal histories is woven, in the latest from Chinese author Ma Jian (stories: Stick Out Your Tongue, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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491 DAYS by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2014

"Taken together, these documents afford a chilling perspective on the Mandelas' personal and political struggles."
Journals and letters reveal a stark picture of brutality and injustice. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Concluding note; illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In the Once Upon America series, a story set circa 1868-69. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Readers who expect a memoir to rise above itself to give testimony to an epoch will be disappointed by this visceral exhibition of personal exploits."
A sensationalist autobiographical account by a former Red Guard of his exile and victimization in Inner Mongolia during the last years of the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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LIVING LOVE by Maetreyii Ma
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2016

"Kind, wise, and reflective of timeless truths, this yoga manual merits careful reading and rereading."
A spiritual guidebook explains basic tenets of yogic philosophy and how they can be integrated into everyday routines. Read full book review >