Search Results: "Alisa R. Statman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Horrifies more often than it enlightens. Not recommended."
Unsavory account of the suffering of Sharon Tate's family in the aftermath of her murder and her mother Doris' and sister Patti's subsequent rise to national prominence as advocates of victims' rights. 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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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Secrets of the Suburbs by Alisa Schindler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2016

"A fun but ultimately forgettable romp despite its well-developed characters."
Veteran essayist Schindler's (Murder across the Street, 2016) debut novel depicts the steamy après-soccer shenanigans of a suburban mom.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1998

"This invaluable contribution to the canon wars is rare manna from academia. (12 b&w photos)"
Theater critic, dramaturge, and Village Voice staff writer Solomon (English and Theater/City Univ. of New York Graduate Center) offers a fresh, authoritative view of the canon as the seat, not the nemesis, of postmodern gender theory. Read full book review >

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BILLIE'S ANIMAL HOSPITAL ADVENTURE by Sally Rippin
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Brimming with enthusiasm, emphasized words, and silly sounds, these cheery books will have emergent readers clamoring for more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest installment in the Billie's Super-Duper Adventures series explores veterinarian dramatic play. Read full book review >

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HATERS by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This first YA offering from veteran author Valdes-Rodriguez has the potential to reach a wide audience, although its length will discourage many reluctant readers who might otherwise enjoy it. (Fiction. YA)"
Confident, athletic and acutely psychic Paski must deal with a new world when her cartoonist father uproots her from sleepy Taos, N.M., moving to Orange County, Calif. Read full book review >