Sixteen-year-old Mason Rice is on the top of the world.
As the highly anticipated second book in the wildly popular Iron Fey series, The Iron Daughter continues the journey of Meghan Chase; half human, half faery royalty, she is also just a yo
The Brown Decision in 1954 by the Supreme Court ordered an end to segregation. Schools were mandated to integrate. Eight years later, 1962, nothing had changed in Jackson, Mississippi.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, February 2010 “Zeke’s tree wouldn’t speak to him.” This is one of the most intriguing opening lines I’ve ever read.
It’s sometimes hard to find a decent, thorough, self-contained fantasy novel, but The Charlatan’s Boy manages to accomplish all that and more.
The first thing one notices about The Boneshaker is its eye-catching cover art. It’s vibrant, intricate, and unusual. It immediately draws in the reader.
When field worker Sucoh Sucop shows up at the Nicefolks’ farm looking for work, Ever and Ima Nicefolk hire him. In payment all they can offer him is a place to sleep and meals.
Hamlet’s Gertrude. The Taming of the Shrew’s Katherina.
Roly Poly Pangolin is a 40-page picture book about a pangolin named Roly Poly who is afraid of everything. One day Roly Poly sets out on an adventure holding tight to mama’s tail.
I’m always a little uncomfortable with the incongruity between the terms Irish writer and Irish Writer—between the caricature of the first and the cynicism of the second.
Pony Scouts: Pony Crazy is a simple, 32-page, easy reader about horses and a girl named Meg. Meg loves everything to do with horses.
Fifteen-year-old Finn and her best friend Audrey are practically joined at the hip and share everything.
In Dublin, a well-known newspaper editor called Cartwright is found dead, suicide suspected.
Illumination Arts, March 2006 Mrs. Murphy happily lives on a very fine street. Her snooty neighbors make fun of her little house and do not pay her any attention.
Marilyn Meredith captures the essence of an untimely death in her paranormal romance, Lingering Spirit. Police officer Steve Ainsworth is gunned down during a routine traffic stop.
“I’m not a sexy dancer despite my athletic skills.”“To want what we have / To take what we’re given with grace . . .”
“Doublethink must go.” These words destroy a man’s life rather than create the challenge intended by the sender.
Margaret Hawkins is a Chicago writer and art critic. She has contributed to ARTnews and Chicago’s WBEZ public radio station. She also had a long-running column in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Homesick is a warm, embracing novel that captures how, lacking clear boundaries, Israeli neighbors observe one another’s private lives close up.
Reading the existing blurb, which uses phrases like “cozy mysteries” and “feline cozies,” and perusing the beginning of Clea Simon’s latest book—which has Dulcie Schwartz trying to get her kitten t
“The sins of a family always fall on the daughter.”—P. F. Sloan
This charming book consists of two novellas; the first is Feeding Mrs.
Andrew Ervin’s debut, Extraordinary Renditions, is a triptych of novellas set in contemporary Budapest, a city that straddles not only the Danube but also the old world/new world divide.