Search Results: "Alex Lemon"


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HAPPY by Alex Lemon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Empathetic, vividly rendered and impossible to put down."
An American poet recalls the medical maladies that befell him in college and beyond. Read full book review >

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FEVERLAND by Alex Lemon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Although sometimes maddening to read, Lemon's collision of ideas and images adds up to a celebration of a life unbowed by suffering."
Fevered prose and wild digressions mark a poet's candid memoir of pain and illness. Read full book review >

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LAST NIGHT by Brendan Lemon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Occasional high-carat insights here into the tricky nexus of passion and power, surrounded by massive quantities of a highly toxic sludge of rumination and detail."
The frame for Out magazine editor Lemon's debut novel is this: To while away his last hours on Earth in 1987, gay American John Webster, supposedly awaiting execution in his cell in a Havana prison, writes an endless farewell letter to his teenage Cuban lover, Eduardo, a boxer who killed a thief wanting John's sneakers, but whose murder charge was mysteriously shifted to John. Read full book review >

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CINDER AND ELLA by Melissa Lemon
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"For a taste of what's missing, seek out Donna Jo Napoli's Magic Circle (1993) or Rafe Martin's Birdwing (2005). (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
After their father is lured from home by an evil prince, Cinder and Ella care for their sisters and hardworking but mentally absent mother. (Names excepted, this take on "Cinderella" has little in common with either Perrault's original or Disney's version.) Read full book review >

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DONE DIRT CHEAP by Sarah Nicole Lemon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Readers will stand up and cheer for these mighty heroines. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Tourmaline Harris and Virginia Campbell have only crossed paths as students in the same high school. Now, it's the summer after graduation, and the girls' lives are about to collide. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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GIRL POWER
by Leila Roy

Tourmaline nearly smiled. Who would have thought the ever notorious beauty queen Virginia Campbell was the kind to stick it out? The idea made a tiny knot in her chest, like she had been feeling lonely and hadn’t noticed until someone showed up.
Done Dirt Cheap, by Sarah Nicole Lemon

Tourmaline Harris and Virginia Campbell both just graduated from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"It's funny, but as a book for beginning readers—which it's billed as—it misses the mark. (Early reader. 6-9)"
When Pigsticks, a pig with wanderlust, teams up with Harold the hamster, anything can happen. Read full book review >

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OPERATION ROBOT STORM by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Snow joke. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Does the world, or at least Great Britain, need saving? Call on the hirsute heroes of the Mythical 9th Division! Read full book review >

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PENGUIN'S HIDDEN TALENT by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Quirky, with a side of self-esteem. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Everybody has some kind of talent. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO CRIED NINJA by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No one believes Tim. Read full book review >

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MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DRAW by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Wild and wonderful. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Near the Mbuno Hills in Africa, a troop of competitive monkeys learn a lesson in creativity from savvy Elephant. Read full book review >