Search Results: "Ann Kidd Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHARK CLUB by Ann Kidd Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"An engaging novel about the loves that define our lives."
An adventurous researcher returns to her childhood home and must navigate relationships with her brother, her ex-fiance, and a potential new lover. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A touching rapprochement between mother and daughter, but much of the writing is murky and both narratives sound curiously alike—won't deter the many fans of Mom, however."
The New Age odyssey of bestselling author Kidd (The Mermaid Chair, 2005, etc.) and her daughter Ann. Read full book review >

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WATCHING BIRDS by Ann Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Despite the uneven material, Taylor is always thoughtful, and her better pieces display an enviable promise as an essayist—possessing clarity and a facility with both dark and comic experiences. (20 illustrations)"
Personal essays with as many phases as the moon, that touch upon birds and birding to a greater or lesser degree. Read full book review >

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COME AND GO, MOLLY SNOW by Mary Ann Taylor-Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Like its main character, this novel breaks down in the middle, but it never recovers."
Taylor-Hall writes well, but little actually happens in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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AT THE BREAKERS by Mary Ann Taylor-Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Taylor-Hall's incisive, witty prose redeems potentially mawkish material."
In Taylor-Hall's long-awaited second novel (Come and Go, Molly Snow, 1995), a single mother flees an abusive boyfriend and finds life-healing respite in a quaint seashore hotel. Read full book review >

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BABY DANCE by Ann Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1999

"A boisterous romp. (Board book. 1-3)"
This abbreviated version of Taylor's poem,"The Baby Dance," drawing upon infants' universal love of song, weaves a few bouncing lines to make listeners wriggle. Read full book review >

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SAMMY CARDUCCI'S GUIDE TO WOMEN by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Readers who enjoy comedies of embarrassment will laugh through this while absorbing the author's suggestion that they needn't rush to maturity. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An antic, lightweight tale about suburban sixth-graders in pursuit of the opposite sex. Read full book review >

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DREAMBENDER by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"There are plenty of novels about kindly-but-oppressive dystopian societies in which a child has a designated future path; skip this one. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a society in which 13-year-olds are assigned careers must be in want of a savior. Read full book review >

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THE CHEESE MONKEYS by Chip Kidd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

". . . suck brains with a genius who really is a genius: that is, when you Read This Book."
Sheer charm <\b>most of the way in debut fiction by acclaimed book-cover artist Kidd, associate director of jackets at Knopf. Read full book review >

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Unraveled: A Story of Heartache and Hope by Ann Taylor Laverty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"A poignant tale from the heart, though it could use some pruning."
In this debut memoir, Laverty recounts the story of her son Matt's heroin addiction. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF THE BOMB by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

"He also gives Paul plenty of food for thought about the hazards of rushing to judgment, of taking people at face value and, most profoundly, of living in a pervasive climate of fear—all decidedly relevant topics for today's readers to mull, too. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Ever-so-aptly billed "Stand By Me meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers," this multilayered historical novel features a quartet of quarrelsome—but loyal in the crunch—13-year-olds responding to the anxieties of the McCarthy-era Cold War. Read full book review >