Search Results: "Audrey Niffenegger"


BOOK REVIEW

HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY by Audrey Niffenegger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Gimmickry, supernatural and otherwise, blunts what could have been an incisive inquiry into the mysteries and frustrations of too-close kinship from the talented Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife, 2003, etc.)."
Twin sisters inherit a London flat, and a bundle of baggage, from their mother's long-estranged twin. Read full book review >

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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE by Audrey Niffenegger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"A Love Story for educated, upper-middle-class tastes; with a movie sale to Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, it could have some of that long-ago book's commercial potential, too."
Mainstreamed time-travel romance, cleverly executed and tastefully furnished if occasionally overwrought: a first from fine newcomer Niffenegger. Read full book review >

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RUDE GIANTS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Logic is obviously not the intent here; kids may pick up a few pointers on manners, but mostly it's just for fun—and fun it surely is, especially with Wood's outlandishly caricatured giants and prim, righteous little maid to expand the exaggerated humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
For Beatrix the butter maid and her best friend Gerda (a cow), life is idyllic—until the two are kidnapped by a pair of hulking giants who declare their intention of eating them. Read full book review >

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NOT EXACTLY A LOVE STORY by Audrey Couloumbis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Not exactly a perfect story. But it comes pretty close. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A late-night phone call turned bad…turns good. Read full book review >

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LEXIE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"This tender, realistic tale might go a long way toward soothing the doubts of many children who are dealing with similarly trying situations. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Quietly and ever so gently, Couloumbis explores the topics of divorce and remarriage and how they affect the children involved. Read full book review >

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JAKE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Pleasant and satisfying. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Jake's holiday season gets off to an inauspicious start when his widowed mom slips on the ice in a mall parking lot before Christmas and has to be hospitalized. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Sallie's fresh and feisty voice, girls dressed as boys, an outlaw with a heart of gold, adventure and humor add up to great family entertainment. (Fiction. 9+)"
"Some days it isn't even a good idea to get out of bed," muttered Aunt Ruthie as she stepped out of the mercantile. Read full book review >

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THREE WEEKS IN DECEMBER by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Advocacy fiction—a little preachy and obvious but also genuinely passionate about both the cause of African wildlife and the sensory experience of Africa, which Schulman brings to tactile life."
Two Americans have life-altering experiences in Africa a century apart in this environmentalist adventure novel from Schulman (A House Named Brazil, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH JONAH by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Formulaic, but written brightly, and charmingly sincere."
A tropical version of The Paper Chase, describing a young woman's first year at an Indonesian medical school, by the author of The Cage (1994). Read full book review >

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HIGH-RISE STORIES by Audrey Petty
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A hard look at the consequences of poverty and flawed concepts of public housing and urban renewal."
An oral history of life in the public housing projects of Chicago, where thousands of low-income black families lived from the 1950s until their demolition, which began in 2003 under an optimistically titled "Plan for Transformation." Read full book review >

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THE UNDERTAKING by Audrey Magee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Magee's bare, brutal story is not new, but it is told with a sharply focused simplicity that both exposes and condemns through its understatement."
People on the wrong side of history are given humane consideration in an Irish debut, shortlisted for the Bailey's Prize, which follows a young German couple married during World War II. Read full book review >

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BLUE SKY by Audrey Wood
Kirkus Star
by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A high-voltage stimulus package that encourages close observation of and imaginative thinking about nature, not to mention playing with print to express ideas. (Picture book. 18 mos.-6)"
This depiction of the stratosphere in its ever-shifting splendor offers a catalog of concepts for young readers. Read full book review >