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BOOK REVIEW

DECEMBER'S THORN by Phillip DePoy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Nobody is better at misdirection than DePoy. Nobody is better at making Carl Jung entertaining than DePoy. And if you ever need a psychiatrist, Ceri Nelson is probably the most endearing practitioner in all of mystery fiction."
When a wife you don't remember you had shows up on your doorstep, should you introduce her to your fiancee? Read full book review >

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THORN by Evan Morgan Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Williams has a facility for getting inside characters and exposing their essential isolation and loneliness."
An aptly titled collection of 15 short stories whose characters can be rather prickly indeed. Read full book review >

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THORN by Betty Levin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Strongly lyrical writing, the unusual structure and provocative themes distinguish a stimulating work that evokes comparison with Peter Dickinson's Bone from a Dry Sea and Lois Lowry's The Giver. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The prehistoric People of the Singing Seals live on the brink of dissolution: food scarcity, low birth rate and high number of babies with birth defects. Read full book review >

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WHISTLING THORN by Helen Cowcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An intriguing bit of natural history, emblematic of nature's intricate, delicate balance. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Again, an outstandingly beautiful offering from Cowcher (Tigress, 1991), this time in a simple, fascinating explanation of the acacia's symbiotic adaptation—which allows it to survive despite the giraffe's fondness for its leaves—that is almost a pourquoi tale: Long ago, both giraffes and rhinos enjoyed the acacia, but rhinos didn't damage the trees as did the giraffes, which reached even the highest branches. Read full book review >

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WILD THORN by William Hoffman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A bit heavy on the backwoods caricatures, but a good read all the same: fast, and as fresh and unvarnished as a newly whittled stick."
Hoffman's latest excursion into the backwoods of Appalachia (Blood and Guile, 2000, etc.) continues the adventures of Charley LeBlanc, black sheep of a First Family of Virginia. Read full book review >

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GRANDMOTHER THORN by Katey Howes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Lovely—but it requires patience, just like its protagonist. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Grandmother Thorn has spent years perfecting her beloved garden, but a new plant, a gift from a friend, threatens its harmony. Read full book review >

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ROSE & THORN by Sarah Prineas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Pleasant but slight and, unfortunately, less than it might have been. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Prineas is back with another high-concept fairy-tale retelling, this time tackling "Sleeping Beauty." Read full book review >

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THORN ABBEY by Nancy Ohlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Not classic. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
Tess knows that her transition to the elite preparatory school Thorn Abbey will be challenging, but when she falls for the mysterious and tortured Max, everything becomes hauntingly more difficult. Read full book review >

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THE IRON THORN by Caitlin Kittredge
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Better editing could have saved this. (Steampunk fantasy. YA)"
Lovecraftian steampunk-urban faerie mashup from an adult paranormal author. Read full book review >

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THORN OGRES OF HAGWOOD by Robin Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fantasy adventure fans will be grateful for the cliffhanger ending that promises another installment. (Fiction. 10-15)"
The author of the Deptford Mice trilogy extends his trademark blend of fantasy and horror into an entirely imaginary world. Read full book review >

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BLACK THORN, WHITE ROSE by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"No matter which tour you take through this frightening and dark enchanted wood, Datlow and Windling again prove themselves the best guides."
The editors of the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror concoct a potent brew of fairy tales spiked with feminism. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF DECEMBER'S GHOST by Glenn Rutland
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A madcap YA adventure full of snark and imagination."
Rutland (The Search for the Kinzu Treasure, 2010) mixes adventure, tall tales, exotic alien planets, and one awesome summer camp in this romp of a YA novel.Read full book review >