Search Results: "Zoë B. Alley"


BOOK REVIEW

THERE’S A WOLF AT THE DOOR by Zoë B. Alley
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"MPSLUGMISTER McGregor's garden and considering turning vegetarian. (Graphic folklore. 7-9)"
A hungry wolf just can't catch a break in these five loosely connected folktales. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A PRINCESS IN THE PALACE by Zoë B. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Smartly hysterical. (Graphic fairy tales. 7-10)"
The Alley duo spread the joy of There's a Wolf at the Door (2009) into another oversized and overstuffed (with giggles, that is) volume. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS HIDDEN by Zoë Marriott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Save this action-packed but derivative adventure for die-hard shonen manga buffs. (Urban fantasy. 13-16)"
The Underworld makes another bid for control of Mio's mystical sword. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES by Zoë Marriott
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

A tantalizing prologue settles into satisfactory adventure, dampened by excessive description. Read full book review >

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DRAWING IN THE DUST by Zoë Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"Flawed but lively."
Love-crazed 2,500-year-old ghosts prompt a discovery that shakes biblical scholarship to its foundations in Rabbi Klein's far-fetched but zesty debut. Read full book review >

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THE POLLEN ROOM by Zoë Jenny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 1999

"The result, though, is no more moving than a long pout, like living for 160 pages with a teenager who knows nothing and insists on telling you all of it."
Said to be a grand success in Europe, 24-year-old Jenny's novel, to a reader this side of the Atlantic, seems to be made mainly of youthful airs and posturings. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING YOU KNOW by Zoë Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2000

"Willy's caustic, witty voice (cockroaches walk around —like ambulatory patent leather handbags—) keeps his mournful tale sturdily on course and safely protected from the maudlin."
Heller's first is a smart take on hoary subjects—Jewish deracination, the moral vileness of Hollywood—that nevertheless offers real pleasures and marks the writer as one to watch. Read full book review >

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CLARK IN THE DEEP SEA by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A pleasant-enough tale about sibling interactions and escapism. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The power of imagination brings four white siblings together when a rainy spring day strands them on their porch. Read full book review >

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MITCHELL ON THE MOON by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A rollicking Halloween adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who will save the moon? Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN OVER THE BEACH by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A quiet summer picture book to share with the young ones, one of a seasonal quartet featuring Gretchen and her siblings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young girl escapes her reality and immerses herself in her imagination in this summery tale. Read full book review >

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THE NAME OF THE BLADE by Zoë Marriott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Fast-paced but forgettable. (Urban fantasy. 13-16)"
An antique Japanese sword causes havoc in contemporary London in this series opener. Read full book review >

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THE BELIEVERS by Zoë Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"Tom Wolfe might once have had vicious fun with such material, but this novel lacks the edge to make it sharper than soap opera."
This sociopolitical comedy of manners concerning a radical lawyer in a coma is beyond the novelist's satiric command. Read full book review >