Search Results: "Amy Finley"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"A five-star read."
Third-season winner of The Next Food Network Star heads to France to rebuild her life and marriage. Read full book review >

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LIVING IT UP by Karen Finley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1996

"With her funny illustrations, Finley serves a merely clever amuse-gueule that could have been a more substantial meal. (Author tour)"
Controversial performance artist Finley, who sent up self-help groups in Enough Is Enough (not reviewed), gives her downtown edge to household goddess Martha Stewart and other icons of supermarket domesticity. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 15, 2001

"Curiouser and curiouser as the contributors take us down their private pleasure warrens."
Finley (Pooh Unplugged: An Unauthorized Memoir, not reviewed, etc.) told her fellow contributors to this anthology of erotica that they could write absolutely anything, and this daft pile of literary whiffle, some of it serious, drifts as far from Henry James as words allow. Read full book review >

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The Worthy Cause by H K Finley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2014

"A fast-paced, smoothly told thriller."
In this mystery thriller, a convicted criminal is set free after becoming a cause célèbre—but it turns out that the woman who orchestrated his release has a hidden agenda.     Read full book review >

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SOARING EAGLE by Mary Peace Finley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A frequently exciting, thought-provoking story; a good candidate for social studies lists. (Fiction. 10+)"
Blond, green-eyed Julio knows he's not Mexican like the rest of his family. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO THOUGHT IN PICTURES by Julia Finley Mosca
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Aspects of Grandin's complex life have been simplified and the poetry is sometimes forced, but this is an effective, age-appropriate introduction to a remarkable person. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A picture-book biography in verse introduces Dr. Temple Grandin, a major spokesperson for autism spectrum disorder. Read full book review >

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GOING THE DISTANCE by Elizabeth A. Finley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"Wholesome but unfulfilling."
In this debutromance, a middle-aged woman and a much younger playboy gain physical and mental health on a bike ride across the U.S. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"A treasure trove of early 20th-century political humor and social commentary still relevant today."
A book offers a collection of an American humorist's vivid writings. Read full book review >

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LUCY CAN'T SLEEP by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

Restless, sleepless Lucy decides to climb out of bed and wander through her hushed house. Read full book review >

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TINY & HERCULES by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Medium-saturated hues fill in fine, black outlines, and some of Tiny's postures are priceless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This friendly cousin of Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Dog and Bear (2007) is filled with understated humor and even-tempered loyalty. Read full book review >

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WHAT JAMES LIKES BEST by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Especially amusing are 'Auntie's funny hair' and Mommy's reaction when James and his playmate throw toy fruit down the stairs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
James is on the go in these four short stories targeted toward the preschool set. Read full book review >

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BELINDA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Brava, Belinda—encore! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Belinda, the ballerina with big feet, is back for her third adventure, this time in a professional ballet production of "Cinderella." Read full book review >