Nina Oberon is a few short months away from turning 16, and she can’t think of a worse fate. Nina’s best friend, Sandy, thinks 16—or “sex-teen” as it’s called—can’t come soon enough.
Given 2,000 pages, 7 major texts, 32 dramatic pieces, plays, 30 poems, 3 early stories, an early story collection, 20 more stories to total 52, texts, novellas, 3 pieces of criticism: What can one
Erin Kelly’s impressive debut novel, The Poison Tree, tells the tale of seemingly prim and straight-A language student Karen Clarke who has just finished her final year at university in Lo
The Lost Saint is the second book of a young adult trilogy, continuing the story of The Dark Divine.
With the plethora of young adult paranormal series available in a post-Twilight world, it can be very difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff—especially as every series proclaims it
The structure of Born Under a Lucky Moon is determined by Jeannie Thompson, the heroine, who goes back and forth relating the events of her life during two years, 1986 and 2006, and gives
If Specters were as good as its opening line “The valley was full of ghosts” it could have been intriguing, but it is not.
How many wonder what their life would be like if they chose a different path? This is the crux of Ellen Meister’s riveting novel, The Other Life.
How would a five-year-old boy experience the birth of Jesus?
Language is magic. It allows us to communicate the intangible as well as the concrete; to relate history, invent story, and blend both into the sometimes maddening mix called legend.
Marvel Creek, in East Texas in the early 1930s, might be any small town in the South—rural bottomland bordered by the muddy Sabine River.
The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman’s smart, funny, wise, and entertaining debut novel explores the relationships and dynamics of a contemporary Russian-Jewish immigrant family from the former
If Jim Carroll’s The Basketball Diaries reads like an homage to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, his posthumously published The Petting Zoo finds the author paying tribute to
Louis Armstrong was (and still is) a popular figure in 20th century American jazz.
Frequently, in reference to short fiction, “the well-crafted story” can be a sort of damning praise.
Cliff, a former Michigan English teacher turned farmer finds himself in a midlife crisis when his wife suddenly leaves home for another man.
Patricia Cornwell is a prolific author whose work includes nonfiction, biography, cookbooks, and fiction—a total of 28 titles in all.
Philip Carlo is no stranger to violence and death.
What is the place of place in our lives? More specifically, what is the place of place in our romantic lives?
A ten-spread (20 page) board book with a nice puffy cover, All Kinds of Kisses explores, well, all kinds of kisses.
Angel Cat Sugar, created by Yuko Shimizu and realized here in a cute Valentine’s Day offering by Ellie O’Ryan is celebrating her favorite holiday.
This lighthearted board book, published in 2007, is a sweet addition to the many parent-child mutual admiration society offerings.
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown opens with Lunch Lady having her van stolen, which makes it difficult to discern if this is part of the tale, or the briefing of a background story
Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? is a cute Valentine’s Day tale that will delight children of picture-book age.