Search Results: "Zoë Marriott"


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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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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 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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SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoë Marriott
Released: April 1, 2012

"A dark yet very fresh fairy-tale reinvention. (QR code to digitally access poetry written by characters) (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
"Cinderella" is reimagined as a revenge story set in an alternate feudal Japan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Honest and without self-aggrandizement, and even witty in the early going, Marriott's debut is one of the best books of its kind in recent memory."
In an account redolent of early colonial adventure epics, reeking of tangible fear and foreboding, a Briton ventures into the jungle of Papua New Guinea; armed with naive curiosity, he encounters more trouble than he could have imagined. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 20, 2012

"Candid, cheerful proselytizing, seamlessly intertwined with heartbreaking slices of life."
One woman's account of how her spirituality has enriched and guided her, presented to mentor other Christians on their own paths. Read full book review >

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THE SKULL CAGE KEY by Michel Marriott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Placed against the dreary world of the future, this cheerless novel succeeds if only for its informed and fascinating look at the future of technology."
Marriott (Journalism/Baruch Coll.), a former technology reporter for the New York Times, provides a dark and disturbing, yet simultaneously intriguing, look at a future where technology has moved forward but human relationships trail behind.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"An overshadowed scientific reputation revived—and a chilling reminder that the Black Death remains a threat in the 21st century."
Two scientists' race to discover the cause of bubonic plague, in an account woven together with the story of the lethal disease's reappearance in India in the late 20th century and a warning about its continuing presence. 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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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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PLAYING IN THE LIGHT by Zoë  Wicomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Stylistically nuanced and psychologically astute, this tight, dense novel gives complex history a human face."
Uninvited but unavoidable, the ghosts of politics past haunt the living in this deep and subtle novel about the wary interracial relationship of two Capetown women. Read full book review >