Search Results: "Anne Finger"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"An informative and rewarding narrative of living with a disability, occasionally veering off course."
Memoir of a life shaped not just by polio but also by society's perceptions of the disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONE TRUTH by Anne Finger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Funny, stirring, tender, true."
Politics, art, memories, and dreams forge a potent identity as one woman tries to make sense of her life. Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH WILD BLOOD by Gerrie Ferris Finger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"A heady mixture of thriller and mystery with so many red herrings that you'll need a trawler to catch them all."
A tracer of missing children investigates a murder involving an outlaw motorcycle gang. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL LAUGHED by Gerrie Ferris Finger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"Dru's third (The Last Temptation, 2012, etc.) provides plenty of quirky characters and surprising revelations but leaves a few loose ends."
An ex-cop and her ex-partner reunite to solve a complex crime. Read full book review >

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MURMURS OF INSANITY by Gerrie Ferris Finger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2014

"A more polished mystery than Dru's last case (The Devil Laughed, 2013), with some interesting insights on performance art, including debates about whether it's art at all."
Murder as performance art. Read full book review >

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THE CRANE DANCE by William R. Finger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 20, 2016

"A rambling account offers support and intriguing coping techniques for men suffering from clinical depression."
A debut author intimately explores his midlife struggle to confront a low-grade depression that allowed him professional and personal success but prevented him from experiencing joy. Read full book review >

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LOULA AND THE SISTER RECIPE by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Children yearning for a reversal of authority, or at least for an adult to go along with their brand of make-believe, will nod approvingly and smile often at Loula's confounding cookery. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Annoyed by her triplet brothers, Loula begs her parents for a little sister and learns that making a baby is like making a cake—you need just the right ingredients. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS MOUSE by Anne Mortimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"No new territory here, but a very cute mouse having a very merry Christmas all the same. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little mouse perched on a pecan tart and staring out at the reader forms the intriguing cover illustration for this rhyming exploration of a mouse-sized Christmas celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER MATH by Anne Miranda
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The story has glints of humor, and in combination with the illustrations is a grand addition to the counting shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Miranda's book counts the monsters gathering at a birthday party, while a simple rhyming text keeps the tally and surveys the action: "Seven starved monsters are licking the dishes./Eight blow out candles and make birthday wishes." Read full book review >

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DOES A MOUSE HAVE A HOUSE? by Anne Miranda
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A beautiful book, both to look at and to read aloud. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Yes, a mouse does have a house—and so do penguins and pandas and a host of other animals described by Miranda in this imaginative take on the habitat theme. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS by Anne Wilsdorf
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1993

"Wilsdorf's agile pen and watercolor illustrations are as amusing as her briskly irreverent text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
By the Swiss author of Philomene (1992), a comic version of ``The Princess and the Pea.'' The queen sends her son forth with a list of ``certified'' princesses, each guarded by a monster that he duly slays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ORESTEIA by Anne Carson
adapted by Anne Carson, translated by Anne Carson
Released: March 24, 2009

"It's a great narrative, whose savage grandeur holds an undiminished power to enthrall. But is Carson's unconventional conflation of its components indeed 'an Oresteia' for our time? That's another story."
The versatile poet and scholar breaks new ground by retelling an old story—the classical tragedy of the House of Atreus, as dramatized by the three greatest tragedians of Athens's Golden Age. Read full book review >