Search Results: "Zoë Ferraris"


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HUNT FOR THE PYXIS by Zoë Ferraris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Though the book is admittedly rousing, readers are better off setting sail on Jason Fry's Curse of the Iris (2014) than on this confusing, tepid star-sea journey. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
The "space pirate" genre turns oddly literal in this first book in a series. Read full book review >

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CITY OF VEILS by Zoë Ferraris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2010

"No final resolutions here, except to the less-than-gripping murder case, but a vividly detailed portrait of a modern land mired in medieval attitudes."
The stifling constraints placed on Saudi women form the grim backdrop for a second mystery from Ferraris (Finding Nouf, 2008). Read full book review >

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KINGDOM OF STRANGERS by Zoë Ferraris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Accomplished prose, an intricate mystery and insider Saudi scoop make for an unusual and winning combination."
In the third of a series, a Saudi Arabian detective hunts a serial killer as his career teeters on the brink. Read full book review >

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FINDING NOUF by Zoë Ferraris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2008

"A finely nuanced first novel offering an exceptionally balanced look at male and female perspectives."
Shifting desert sands and shifting attitudes reveal the complexities—and hypocrisy—of Saudi life. Read full book review >

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THE SWAN KINGDOM by Zoë Marriott
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"However, abundant visual details create richly evocative settings, and emotional connection is clear and tender, both between siblings and between Alexandra and an adoring young stranger. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Marriott offers a romantic expansion of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans." Read full book review >

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AFTER YUGOSLAVIA by Zoë Brân
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Complex, full of conflicting voices, and often extraordinarily beautiful: an outstanding travel memoir."
Thoughtful travels in the war-torn landscapes of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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WHAT WAS SHE THINKING? by Zoë Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Unbelievable yet compelling: it's almost as if Heller tried for a salacious potboiler and ended up—her talent refusing not to intrude—with a portrait that remains indelible. Watch for her next, whatever it may be."
After Everything You Know (2000) comes the tale of a London art teacher, married with children, who has an affair with a student of 15. 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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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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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 >