Search Results: "Alexis Lipsitz"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1998

"It's unlikely that women fighting to come to terms with weight problems will find much new or surprising here, but Burke's frank style, and her portrait of the often turbulent backstage life at Designing Women, will likely appeal to fans."
Burke's long battle with her weight (she struggled to maintain a svelte starlet's look for years and repeatedly gained sufficient weight to give rise to peculiarly cruel criticism and bad jokes) and its role in her gaining or losing roles on television has been played out in the tabloids and on TV chat shows for some time. Read full book review >

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SLOW LORIS by Alexis Deacon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Pair this with Lynn Munsinger's Score One for the Sloths (2001) and learn to take it easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Slow Loris wasn't his real name but that was what everyone called him. A slow loris is just a type of animal. Read full book review >

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WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Alexis Deacon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 8, 2006

"No child will miss the answer as the girl cuddles her toys in the morning light. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Deacon's illustrations for this variation on the theme of toys that wake while a child sleeps are heartwarming and very nearly profound. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Alexis Deacon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 26, 2016

"Readers will give themselves over to the dreamlike, immersive narrative, trusting that Volume 2, A Game Without Rules will be along soon. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fifty souls of diverse race and gender gather to witness the passing of great chief Matarka, and one of them will be her successor—if that person can win the cruelly arbitrary contest governed by the sorceress Niope. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND OTHER THEORIES by Alexis Bass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Careful, subtle and aching. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A system for avoiding heartbreak falls apart in an unexpectedly insightful tale of friendship and loyalty. Read full book review >

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A REASON TO LOVE by Alexis Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Morgan maintains her winning combination of small-town tenderness and sexy, wounded heroes."
Everyone thinks soldier Spencer Lang died in action, so when he comes home the day his best friend is marrying the girl of his dreams, things get complicated. Read full book review >

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I AM THAT GIRL by Alexis Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Encouraging and authentic."
Debut memoir/self-help book designed to empower the women of Generation Y to discover and pursue their passions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A decidedly minor contribution to history, but an entertaining read all the same."
Move over, Anastasia: there's a new alive-after-death Romanov in town, and therein hangs a lively tale. Read full book review >

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CARPENTARIA by Alexis Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2009

"A latter-day epic that speaks, lyrically, to the realities and aspirations of aboriginal life."
A dreamlike novel from Australian aboriginal author Wright of a dreamtime interrupted as Australian native peoples meet industrial civilization. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Colorful enthusiasm draped over a thorough treatment of Arctic exploration."
A boisterous survey of those answering the Siren call of the North Pole. Read full book review >

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FIFTEEN DOGS by André Alexis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"A clever exploration of our essence, communication, and how our societies are organized."
When is a dog not a dog? Two Greek gods bet on what would happen to 15 unsuspecting canines if they were granted human intelligence. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD-BOUND OATH by Alexis E. Fajardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"What Rick Riordan did for the Greek gods, Fajardo has done for 'Beowulf': magnificent. (character list) (Graphic fantasy. 7-13)"
"Beowulf" reimagined. Read full book review >