Search Results: "Alison Pace"


BOOK REVIEW

A PUG'S TALE by Alison Pace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"Though there have been plenty of fine dog-centered books (Virginia Woolf's Flush and J.R. Ackerley's My Dog Tulip come to mind), silliness reigns in this slight detective story."
In this cupcake of a novel, a pug helps solve an art heist at the Met. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU TELL YOUR DOG FIRST by Alison Pace
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A charming memoir about the special joys of having a pet and the ups and downs of single living."
A popular writer whose fiction often features dogs (A Pug's Tale, 2011, etc.) lets fans in on the events in her life that served as inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THICK AND THIN by Alison Pace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Sensitive and knowing exploration of the trickiness—and value—of meaningful relationships."
Two sisters with very different lifestyles come together, then fall apart, when they team up to try and lose weight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUG HILL by Alison Pace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"A remarkably sweet and affecting tale of inner growth."
Unlucky-in-love Manhattan art conservationist faces her biggest fear when called upon to deliver a speech at a family event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALISON, WHO WENT AWAY by Vivian Vande Velde
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2001

"The denouement, which comes in a seriocomic run to a funeral parlor the night of the eighth-grade dance, feels a little forced, but the unfolding of Susan's family's anguish is done at just the right pace, with each shard of emotion placed precisely. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Susan—who now wants people to call her Sibyl—is 14 and fiercely angry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALISON RULES by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Several cuts above the standard teen-weepie. (Fiction. YA)"
The Alison Rules are never specifically codified as such, but they are all based on one organizing premise: to keep Alison from moving beyond her mother's death from cancer the previous summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAIL'S PACE: THE INVENTOR by John Miller Conn
Released: March 30, 2012

"A compelling alternate history deftly told."
An account of the improbable life of a genius. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

The author (Two Acre Eden, 1971) has written a good deal about farming in books and articles, and these essays (1980-92) were written, by Logsdon's own admission, ``out of anger'' at the decline of rural society, the result, he believes, of ``a nation's greed.'' Here he targets some root causes—from educational, media and governmental malfeasances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WUV BUNNIES FROM OUTERS PACE by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

When evil, oversized alien rabbits land at Dingdale Elementary chool (the "S" has fallen off the sign so often that custodian Fuzzy Dustin refuses to fix it any more), it's up to young Hercules Smith and his slobbery pooch Sheldon to save the Earth—or at least the student body—from being transformed into carrots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

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ALISON DARE: THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious concept in need of some polish. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
An extremely promising premise disappoints with its flat, awkward construction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE TRAIL WITH MISS PACE by Sharon Phillips Denslow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Happy trails. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miss Pace, elementary school teacher, cools her heels at a dude ranch over summer vacation. Read full book review >