Search Results: "Alisa Bowman"


BOOK REVIEW

PITCH PERFECT by Bill McGowan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A proactive approach to mastering the art of interpersonal communication."
A media expert's techniques for acquiring and honing clear communication skills. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Beneficial though chilling course in personal safety."
A retired FBI profiler teaches you how to steer clear of psychopaths, con artists and other assorted evildoers. Read full book review >

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BABY SAYS…NO! by Alisa Coburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Patient parents and cajoling caregivers everywhere will say yes to this one. Baby may still say no, but no matter. There's always ice cream. (Board book. 2-5)"
The baby says no to everything…except ice cream! Read full book review >

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THE GRUB-AND-STAKERS HOUSE A HAUNT by Alisa Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1993

"The most voracious appetite for heavy-handed, unrelenting whimsy, bathed in molasses, should be satisfied here."
More from Craig (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS by Alisa Kwitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"By this charming novel's end, ambivalent, abusive, and irresponsible men see the light—and these thoroughly contemporary characters pair off in the most old-fashioned way."
Warm, witty first novel of romance among the unromantic at Columbia University; the humor and benignly distant narrative tone are the reassuring tip-off that we're not talking realism here: The angst-ridden, drug-using, emotionally traumatized characters will grow up without coming to real harm. Read full book review >

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I WISH I WERE BIG by Peter Bowman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"As the animals under observation become larger, Ted appears smaller and smaller by comparison; he's in every spread, and children will want to locate him with every turn of the page. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tiny Ted is a very small bear—considerably smaller than the mouse who helps him reach a raspberry for lunch. Read full book review >

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THE FEMINIST AND THE COWBOY by Alisa Valdes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A memoir for chick-lit fans who can stomach a bit of politics along with their romance."
A big-city girl finds loves where she least expects it and re-examines her life in the process. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE ESCAPES! by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"His owner's gift of a top hat and cape that exactly match the ones he's lost along the way gives the narrative a circular feel that seems quite fitting for this repetitive outing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hamweenie the marmalade cat makes good on his desire to escape the confines of his everyday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Bare Bones by Kaarin Alisa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A magical, passionate version of the life of Jesus unlike anything taught in Sunday school."
An ambitious novel offers an unconventional retelling of Jesus' story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not only are the recipes mouthwatering, they usher in the warm sentimental goodness that can only result from home-baked joy."
Delve into the sinfully delicious world of sweets and treats from Nashville's signature dining spot. Read full book review >

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ON THE COUCH by Alisa Kwitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Still, the crime subplot is hardly thrilling: sexy romance with a few welcome twists."
Rich-kid psychotherapist and tough New York cop flirt it up, each playing a role for the unwitting other. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"Clever and quirky, cat lovers will approve and understand, though others may be somewhat mystified. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This portrait of a pampered pet uses sly humor and illustrations with an old-fashioned feel to reveal a marmalade cat's essential feline nature. Read full book review >