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Anne Steelyard: The Garden of Emptiness

Barbara Hambly

Penny Farthing Press

Suite 550

2000 West Sam Houston Parkway South

Houston, TX 77042

9780984214341, $14.95, amazon.com

Anne Steelyard: The Garden of Emptiness is the conclusion to the pre-World War I adventures of Anne Steelyard, a determined and talented young Englishwoman woman seeking to avoid a destiny of 'socially correct' marriage and to secure a career as an archaeologist working in the Middle East only to be drafted by the British Secret Service and investigate some murderously ill doings of the Germans while seeking a lost and fabled city of antiquity. This superbly written and illustrated, full color, and action packed, attention riveting, highly recommended graphic novel offers a non-stop, cliff-hanging, fully entertaining adventure comparable to any Indiana Jones film.

Freshman

Corinne Mucha

Zest Books

35 Stillman Street, Suite 121

San Francisco, CA 94107

9780981973364, $12.99, www.zestbooks.net

With hormones and the world expecting world out of you, everything can change pretty quickly. "Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade, Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense" is a graphic novel following Annie, new 9th grader who has the world thrown at her face as her emotions and body are revolting against her. With high hopes, she soon realizes survival is the only thing she should think of as she fails at everything she tries. "Freshman" is a fine read and very much recommended.

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Title Annotation:'Anne Steelyard: The Garden of Emptiness' and 'Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade, Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense'
Publication:Small Press Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Aug 1, 2011
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