Search Results: "Annie Leonard"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAT IN THE BOOT by Annie Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Warmly recommended. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Cannon's first solo outing (she illustrated Jo Carson's You Hold Me and I'll Hold You, 1992) demonstrates she is as at home with text as she is with pictures. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAME by Annie Ernaux
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1998

"Only the French can write, read, and buy such a book in great numbers."
Acclaimed French minimalist Ernaux (Exteriors, 1996, etc.), who has previously created docufictional versions of her past, now takes a violent incident from her childhood and turns it into a work of memory and meditation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"How Dr. Strangelove came to America and thrived, told in graphic detail."
The story of how perpetrators of World War II were treated as spoils of war, brought to light with new information in this diligent report. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK by Annie Dillard
Released: March 13, 1974

"Thus this becomes somewhat exhausting reading, if taken in toto, but even if Dillard's reach exceeds her grasp, her sights are leagues higher than that of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea, regretfully (re her sex), the inevitable comparison."
This is our life, these are our lighted seasons, and then we die. . . . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >