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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BZRK APOCALYPSE by Michael Grant
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Like reading an action movie. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In this trilogy finale, the BZRK "death or madness" catchphrase has never been more applicable. Read full book review >

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HALF LIVES by Sara Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though a bit uneven, the pressure builds at a breakneck pace, making for a fast, addictive read. (author's note) (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 13 & up)"
A thought-provoking futuristic drama examines different generations affected by a bioterrorist attack. Read full book review >

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THE KEY by Michael Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Action, adventure, fantasy, humor and a glimpse of a potential budding romance are all here, making this a great end-of-summer read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
As in the previous titles (The Call, 2010, and The Trap, 2011), this third installment in the Magnificent 12 series speeds forward with the help of over-the-top action sequences and rapid, clever dialogue. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Even if too many improbable coincidences drive the plot, and the conclusion is an obvious setup for the sequel, it is unlikely that fans of medieval adventure will mind. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The allure of glorious lost causes inspires a tale set in 1242 amid the doomed heresy-fueled Occitan resistance to the French monarchy and the Church. Read full book review >

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SEDITION by Katharine Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"'Girls shouldn't be puppets,' asserts this cleverly seductive romp, which conceals, beneath its witty surface, some very dark comments on fathers and daughters."
The grooming of five young Englishwomen for the marriage market goes wildly off the rails in a debut that, although Austen-ish in outline, takes some surprisingly saucy turns. Read full book review >

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Faceless by Cathryn Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2015

"A perceptive, inviting look at the thornier aspects of constant instant communication."
Grant's (Getting Ahead, 2014, etc.) novel tackles social media and its impact on real people. Read full book review >