Losers Take All by David Klass, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, published October 2015 – Review by Larry Loved this Y.A. book !!! Klass’s last novel, Grandmaster (now out in paperback and not to be missed), took on the issue of excessive competition as damaging, along with the issue that most teens have no real idea… Continue reading Losers Win
Radioactive!: How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World, Winifred Conkling, Algonquin, January, 2016 – Review by Larry Excellent non-fiction book for grade 7 and up on Irene Curie, Lise Meitner and their discoveries that led to the creation of the atomic bomb. Curie, working with her husband, Fredric Joliot, discovered… Continue reading Two Women and the Atom Bomb
The North Water by Ian McGuire, Henry Holt, coming out March 15th 2016 – Review by Shona I have a strange fascination with ill-assorted bands of men setting out for frozen parts in flimsy wooden ships, and The North Water is a fine addition to this (rather specialized) genre. As the whaler, Volunteer, moves closer… Continue reading Nasty, brutish and brilliant
Fallen Land by Taylor Brown, St. Martin’s Press – coming out January 12th, 2016 – Review by Larry Yoder No matter what I say in this review, it will be inadequate to describe this title. If you thought Cold Mountain was a good book on the last years of the Civil War and its effect… Continue reading Civil War and the Power of Love
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