Search Results: "Annie Leonard"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2010

"An earnest, reasoned contribution to the national conversation on sustainability."
Environmental activist Leonard debuts with a critical examination of the effects of human consumption on the global environment. Read full book review >

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PIPPA MORGAN'S DIARY by Annie Kelsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Likable characters in humorous situations make for a promising series opener. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Poor Pippa! Her desire to fill the hole left by her best friend's move is so great that she tells a whopper to make a new friend. Her self-reflective, humorous journal tells all. Read full book review >

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THE CHANCE YOU WON'T RETURN by Annie Cardi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"An honest, uncompromising story. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Cardi delves into issues of love, acceptance, loss and identity in her engaging debut novel. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1996

"A three-ring circus filled with one-trick ponies."
Psychotherapist and children's author Reiner comes to dinner at the grownups' table, and brings along with her a repertoire of tall tales and shaggy-dog stories that might play well in the nursery but seem a trifle recherchÇ for the guests downstairs. Read full book review >

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BRISTOL BAY SUMMER by Annie Boochever
Released: May 1, 2014

"A wonderfully atmospheric debut."
In Boochever's debut middle-grade novel, a reluctant young girl coping with her parents' breakup becomes part of the fishing community at Alaska's Bristol Bay. Read full book review >

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I'M NO TRUCK by Annie Saumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"An impressive accomplishment."
A notable US debut from French writer Saumont: stories that record, without apparent emotion, the searing desolation of ordinary lives. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE PASSION by Annie Ernaux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 1993

"Small, but abundantly wise."
In her inimitable spare prose, Ernaux (A Man's Place, 1992, etc.)—like a medieval anatomist bent on finding the soul—dissects a love affair to discover the point of passion. Read full book review >

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INTO THE CYCLORAMA by Annie  Kim
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Gorgeous poems, rich with allusions to music, art, and history from Ancient Greece to the Korean War."
This debut poetry collection offers a resonant meditation on personal and collective identity. Read full book review >

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THAT OLD ACE IN THE HOLE by Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2002

"Funny, deft, and sharply told, Proulx's latest (after Close Range, 1999) suffers from excessive local color in parts, but it's engaging and worthwhile—if not up to her usual level."
A kind of Rake's Progress set in the Texas panhandle, where a slick Denver hustler goes to fleece the rubes and ends up going over to their side. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2001

"Not enough style or humor to keep the pages turning: the author brings so many touristy preconceptions to the plate (one tires early on of descriptions of 'hanky-headed' olive growers and their quaint, local customs) that it is hard to see whether she fell in love with a country or an ideal."
Two English sisters play peasants in the Ligurian countryside in Italy: one describes their adventure here, clearly hoping to do for the tiny village of Diano San Pietro (and for herself), what Peter Mayle did for Provence. Read full book review >