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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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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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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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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WILLIE AND UNCLE BILL by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Emerging readers will appreciate the feel of a chapter book, but this dynamic duo will surely be adored (and envied) by all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Uncle Bill visits, adventure is never far behind! Read full book review >

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A GLORIOUS DAY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A sensitive observer in top form, Schwartz has created a treasure of a tale that captures marvels in everyday life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With perfect pitch and hilariously deadpan delivery, Schwartz follows a two- (or so) year-old through an ordinary, completely wonderful day. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO BELONGED TO NO ONE by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"It's a warm, well-appointed tale; both author and illustrator show a keen eye for detail. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hardworking girl meets scruffily cute mutt. Read full book review >