Search Results: "Allie Larkin"


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STAY by Allie Larkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2010

"Smart and with emotional depth, this is a cut above the romantic comedies that flood the market every summer."
A charming debut about a young woman, the troublesome men in her life and the dog she gets to replace them. Read full book review >

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PHILIP LARKIN by Andrew Motion
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Sure to be the standard life for some time, this cadaverous book seems dead to Larkin's amazing sense of humor, one of the sources of his poetic achievement. (Photos)"
One of three literary executors of British poet Philip Larkin (1922-85), fellow poet Motion (The Lamberts, 1987) ill serves his subject with this drab, exhaustive biography full of bland literary criticism and inappropriate psychologizing. Read full book review >

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PHILIP LARKIN by James Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Definitive in its scope and detail but somewhat too hagiographic."
A scholar who has published previously about Philip Larkin (1922-1985) returns with a full-meal biography glowing with admiration. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"But to Thwaite's credit, he annotates with a light hand, ensuring that no one interested in Larkin or the course of modern poetry can afford to ignore this spectacular volume. (Illustrations)"
Readers of Andrew Motion's recent biography (p. 646) of Larkin (d. 1985), who's now recognized as one of the great poets of our century, won't be surprised by the revelations in this generous selection of letters. Read full book review >

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ALLIE, THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER by Shirley Menendez
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"For a better spin on the origin of tinsel, try Shirley Climo's Cobweb Christmas (2001). (Picture book. 4-8)"
With her charming illustrations of a world populated entirely with rabbits, Kneen (Mouse Tail Moon, p. 1479, etc.) succeeds in elevating this rather pedestrian version of an old tale to a higher level. Read full book review >

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ALLIE, FIRST AT LAST by Angela Cervantes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"A sweet middle-grade read that promotes compassion and empathy over competitiveness. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Nothing but a first-place trophy will do for a 10-year-old girl obsessed with living up to her family's name. Read full book review >

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KATE LARKIN, THE BONE EXPERT by Lindsey Tate
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Children are always interested in accidents and broken bones and will respond to this straightforward tale of how Kate spent her summer holiday. (glossary, related activities) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Eight-year-old Kate Larkin becomes a bone expert when she breaks her humerus, "the bone between the elbow and shoulder," as she explains. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"A pleaser. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Friendship and loyalty carry the day in this spirited third title of Cabot's Rules-for-Girls series (The New Girl, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An uneven but enjoyable collection of original reflections on the notion of the process of coming out and its continued necessity. (31 b&w photos, not seen)"
A diverse and lively anthology of popular lesbian and bisexual authors writing about the multifaceted phenomenon of coming out. Read full book review >