Search Results: "April Lurie"


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BROTHERS, BOYFRIENDS, & OTHER CRIMINAL MINDS by April Lurie
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 12, 2007

"As a result, April's story, although full of incident, seems unlikely to stir much interest in contemporary teen readers. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Too much heavy-handed telling weakens this tale of 14-year-old April Lundquist's life in 1977 Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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THE LATENT POWERS OF DYLAN FONTAINE by April Lurie
FICTION
Released: May 13, 2008

"Nevertheless, Lurie has created a well-paced story about a teen guy who shoulders responsibility while becoming his own person. (Fiction. YA)"
Following his arrest for shoplifting, 15-year-old Dylan Fontaine figures out jail is not for him. Read full book review >

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THE LESS-DEAD by April Lurie
FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"At times the religious themes feel didactic, but when the author adds everything up, the results fall somewhere between a fun, campy, teen horror film and a better-than-average afterschool special. (Mystery. YA)"
When his new friend and two other gay homeless teens are murdered, Noah, a nearly burned-out musician with a penchant for partying and a radio evangelist for a dad, decides to investigate the case. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE STREETS OF BROOKLYN by April Lurie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"A competent debut that captures the time and place. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Exploring the life and times of a 13-year-old girl living in Brooklyn near the end of WWII, first-time novelist Lurie offers a story about Judy Strand, daughter of Norwegian immigrants living in the Bay Ridge section. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Whatever this pedestrian text may be, it's not the eyewitness testimony of a significant player in the cautionary drama of Drexel Burnham. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"History as it should be: informative but also lively, thrilling, and hugely entertaining."
A vivid, dramatic account of conspiracy and murder in 15th-century Florence. Read full book review >

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APRIL RISING by Corene Lemaitre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"An equal mix of wacky humor and pathos—and an amiable first effort."
A quirky first novel, teetering on the edge of silliness, that nevertheless offers an incisive look at family relationships. Read full book review >

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RED APRIL by Santiago Roncagliolo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"An angry, despairing dispatch, punctuated with illiterate notes from a killer and equally meaningless reports in bureaucratic doublespeak, from a land torn apart by civil war and official denial."
A latter-day Candide gets a crash course in Peruvian terrorism and counter-terrorism in Roncagliolo's precocious debut, winner of the 2006 Alfaguara Prize. Read full book review >

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APRIL FOOLISHNESS by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Okay, so Grandpa is a chump. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Grandpa's no chump. Read full book review >

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APRIL 1865 by Jay Winik
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2001

"Serves both as an engaging Civil War history and an object lesson in unanimity, goodwill, and civic duty. (photos and maps)"
A history of the last days of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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CRUEL APRIL by Neil Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1995

"Albert's best book yet."
Somewhere between Miami, where she called to let him know she was boarding the plane, and Philadelphia, where he waited in vain for her to get off, PI Dave Garrett's girlfriend Kate McMahan disappeared. Read full book review >