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The fourth October Daye novel. If you haven’t read any of the previous books in this series then this review […]
Posted on 28 June 2014 | By Fence | Leave a response
At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the […]
Posted on 5 April 2014 | By Fence | 8 responses
The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young […]
Posted on 15 March 2014 | By Fence | 4 responses
Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu, […]
Posted on 10 February 2014 | By Fence
Li Lan is seventeen. Her mother died of smallpox when she was very young, her father was so scarred by […]
Posted on 27 November 2013 | By Fence | 2 responses
Seth is drowning. He isn’t going to survive, there is no out for him. He drowns. But death is not […]
Posted on 11 November 2013 | By Fence
Ever since Katniss’ father died in a mining accident she has been the one to take care of her family. […]
Posted on 1 December 2011 | By Fence | 4 responses
Stephen has returned home to take up from his stepfather as pastor. He has also returned in time to sit at his dying mother’s bed side. He knows she is dying and is writing her eulogy, but at the same time remembering his past, as well as the stories and legends that grew up surrounding his grandfather Jeannot.
Zentner’s debut novel is a slow, atmospheric retelling of those childhood memories interspresed with Stephen’s musings on his current situation and relationships with his family members.
Posted on 10 July 2011 | By Fence | 4 responses
ISBN: 9780701186029 Our mother performed in starlight. Ava Bigtree lives in Swamplandia! with her family. They wrestle alligators in front […]
Posted on 16 April 2011 | By Fence | 5 responses
What do you think when you hear that someone has committed suicide? Many probably wonder why? and then begin to speculate. Some will accuse the suicide victim of being selfish, or cowardly and not being able to live. But for Joiner these responses are not answers. They are myths. He has researched this topic at great lengths, and he also has personal experience, as his father committed suicide. As did his maternal grandfather. In this book he lists the main myths that people use to try and explain suicide, and then he debunks them.
Posted on 21 October 2010 | By Fence | 6 responses
It was a time of darkness where the cities of the damned were stacked high with the bones of fallen heroes.
Barbara Thorson doesn’t need career day. She already has a career, that of giant-killer. She tells her teacher and class this fact, for some reason they don’t believe her. She’s regarded as a freak. And is friendless as school, until a new girl shows up while Barbara is out setting giant traps. They slowly become friends, but things don’t really improve for Barbara. Her father is absent. Her sister out at work all day, and then stressed, and a bad cook. And her mother…