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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2011

"As readers will see, it'll be hard to double-check Jacobsen's reporting, so leaps of faith are required. But Jacobsen provides an endlessly fascinating—and quite scary—book."
Weird doings are afoot, aliens are among us and so is Raytheon—all stories that figure in Los Angeles Times Magazine contributing editor Jacobsen's supremely odd book on that most classified of American military installations. 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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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 >

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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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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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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 >