Search Results: "Beverly Donofrio"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE'S MOMMY? by Beverly Donofrio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Irresistible. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The parallel adventures of a little girl, Maria, and her friend, Mouse Mouse, who realize at the very same time that their mothers have not come in to kiss them goodnight and go off to find them. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU, LUCKY STARS by Beverly Donofrio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Ally, even with her unlikely fascination with disco dancing and breathless first-person narration, just can't compete. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A predictable plot, vague setting and characters that never quite come to life all weaken this tween saga of broken friendships and personal growth. Read full book review >

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ASTONISHED by Beverly Donofrio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2013

"Honest, engaging and cathartic."
Donofrio (Looking for Mary, 2000, etc.) recounts her survival from rape at age 55 and subsequent spiritual journey. Read full book review >

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MARY AND THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE AND MARY by Beverly Donofrio
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"Cleverly designed, inventively enacted and charming from fork to finish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Mary lived in a big house with a very little mouse." Read full book review >

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The Harshest Reality by Kevin D'Onofrio
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A thoroughly eerie story of a murderer with the potential to rattle even the most seasoned readers."
A disturbed genius becomes obsessed with ridding the world of reality TV stars in D'Onofrio's (Take Me Out at the Ballgame, 2015, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"It is hard to imagine a wide readership for this well-meant collection but, as Naidoo reminds in an introduction, these children challenge us not to look away. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Workers from the International Rescue Committee retell the stories of 18 of the millions of children who, because of war, have fled their homes and are now living in camps in other parts of their own countries, in neighboring countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, or in new homes in the UK and the United States. Read full book review >

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E.B. WHITE by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"B&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 9-13)"
An adequate survey of the life of ``the shy young man, the lonely college student, the fearful public speaker, the insecure writer'' whose oeuvre included The New Yorker's ``Talk of the Town'' and the delectably funny tag lines after its newsbreaks, several volumes of wise and witty essays, expertly cadenced verse, and The Elements of Style (bible of all true writers), as well as his beloved children's classics. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS FROM HARDSCRABBLE BAY by Beverly Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2010

"Straightforward yet lyric prose and an eye for the crucial detail bring the Hillocks' world vividly to life."
Published posthumously, Jenson's debut is a rich cycle-of-life narrative about the title's two Canadian sisters, who grow up in rural poverty and make their way in the world, remaining close despite differences in disposition and ambition. Read full book review >

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THE TIARA CLUB by Beverly Brandt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2005

"Romantic comedy below the Mason-Dixon Line: fast-paced, funny and as sweet as iced tea."
Southern-fried chick-lit. Read full book review >

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CITY OF PROMISE by Beverly Swerling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Swerling doesn't promise more than she delivers, but this is still a rather ordinary novel. For a stronger thriller set in the same time and place, see Frederick Busch's The Night Inspector."
Swerling (City of Dreams, 2001, etc.) continues her series of "city of" novels celebrating the history of New York. Read full book review >

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JEAN AND JOHNNY by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1959

"Hers is a revealing looking glass for the many readers who will instinctively identify themselves with Jean."
When fifteen-year-old Jean Jarrett transfers her affections from television idol Kip Ladish to an arrogant classmate, the whole kaleidoscope of adult relationships overwhelms her. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"May prove enlightening to would-be retirees."
Retired social psychologist and first-time author Battaglia enters the self-help pantheon with a guide to retirement. Read full book review >