Search Results: "Zalin Grant"


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Released: Jan. 14, 1990

A tellingly detailed history of the West's counterinsurgency campaigns in post-WW II Indochina, which is notable, among other things, for its attention to Vietnamese viewpoints. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD by Jacob Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"A charming, tender, and ever pertinent life lesson. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Bird loves to learn new words, especially when they are "big bird" words. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER OF FEAR by Michael Grant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An unusual and intriguing puzzle of a book. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Mara thinks she might be dead when she wakes up in a mist and finds herself with a strange boy dressed in black and displaying frightening supernatural powers. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Michael Grant
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Missable. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
As their numbers diminish, the kids of the FAYZ struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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WHITE HEAT by K.M. Grant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Purchase where the first volume is popular. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Plot advancement defers to character development in this sequel set during the 13th-century Albigensian crusade. Read full book review >

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OXBLOOD by Annalisa Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This fast-paced spy novel has just the right amount of international intrigue and danger; a touch of romance is a sweet bonus. (Thriller. 16 & up)"
Victoria Asher, 20, leads an uneventful life in Miami, working at a diner and celebrating her birthday eating pie and ice cream with her best friend—but when she receives an ominous package from her brother, Gil, her entire world shifts. Read full book review >

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DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY by Grant Sutherland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Nicely plotted, with good characters and some clever twists."
A diplomatic thriller by Sutherland (Due Diligence, not reviewed) that takes us into the seedier reaches of UN diplomacy. Read full book review >

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DEAD ON YOUR FEET by Grant Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1993

"Much here for gay balletomanes, but others may have less interest in Stan's romantic soul-searching, his bumbling detective work, and his clientele back at Snips."
A third appearance for Boston hairdresser/amateur sleuth Stan Kraychik (Love You to Death, 1992, etc.), who's all a-dither at committing to a relationship with Nureyev-like choreographer Rafik Panossian, now working on a new ballet for controversial director Max Harkey. Read full book review >

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IN THE LAND OF WINTER by Richard Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Here, sentimentality flattens all interest. (First printing of 25,000)"
The ever unpredictable, loopy Grant, who specializes in midworlds (Tex and Molly in the Afterlife, 1996, etc.), takes us- -with little allure—into a frigid and tree-filled New England 'burb near Mount Wabenaki, where witches stir their brews. Read full book review >