Search Results: "Blair Drawson"


BOOK REVIEW

ARACHNE SPEAKS by Kate Hovey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A powerful, disturbing debut for Hovey. (Picture book/folktale. 11+)"
Both principals narrate this tempestuous, erratically rhymed version of the classic story of the battle between Arachne (in black text) and Athena (in red). Read full book review >

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FLYING DIMITRI by Blair Drawson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The flight has failed, and perhaps all such flights are doomed to fail, but Dimitri declares himself happy to be homea situation shared by many readers and one that is sufficiently full to be satisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Drawson (Mary Margaret's Tree, 1996) tells a bittersweet, imaginative tale of a boy's bedtime flight, which comes at tooth- brushing time at the end of a happy day—his father's birthday. Read full book review >

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MARY MARGARET'S TREE by Blair Drawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Mary Margaret takes some amazing transformations in stride, and whether she's curled up in hibernation or bent over her dinner at the end, she's a heroine who doesn't merely accept her lot, but makes the very best of it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This tale of a shrinking girl is both engaging and imaginative. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Still, the unusual theme of this collection, and its historical links to the still-mysterious Minoans, will draw students of these ancient stories. (glossary of names) (Folktales. 8-12)"
Weaving across the boundaries between myth and history, Oberman connects 13 Crete-centered tales from unspecified sources into a series of related episodes. Read full book review >

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Black and White by Jerri Blair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2016

"A long but energetic tale that's rife with drama and mystery, both in and out of the courtroom."
A Florida lawyer has the chance to help a former client on trial for murder in Blair's (College Football Etiquette, 2015, etc.) legal thriller set in the late 1970s.Read full book review >

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SHANGHAI SCARLET by Margaret Blair
Released: Feb. 25, 2012

"Serious, informative and graphic, this book expertly plumbs despair."
Two young lovers contend with the political unrest of 1930s Shanghai in this historical novel. Read full book review >

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MOLASSES FLOOD by Blair Lent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Attractive and offbeat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A note explains that, though there really was once a flood when a molasses tank exploded (with tragic consequences not mentioned here), Lent bases his fantastical tale on a story his mother told him as a boy. Read full book review >

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WHO'S THAT GIRL by Blair Thornburgh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"A light, funny romance that offers few surprises but a fair degree of satisfaction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A teen is unwittingly vaulted into the limelight by her old crush when his band hits the charts with a song that he seems to have written about her. Read full book review >

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TEMPTATION by Cynthia Blair
Released: May 3, 1993

"Sitcom-like in its predictability and easy solutions, but funny and lively as well—especially regarding the difficulties of modern family and romantic relationships."
A first hardcover from an author of some 30 YA and adult titles: an amusing if predictable fairy tale/romantic comedy that follows the perilous journey of a wisecracking New York woman of the 90's as she struggles with black magic and her own ineffectual wishful thinking to make her dreams—and those of her sisters—come true. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2003

"Tart and emotional, with the right degree of circumspection for the parties concerned—or at least those who deserve it. (96 photographs)"
Stage and screen actress Blair follows her own muse—as a professional actor and committed leftist—in this ever-surprising memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: July 10, 2001

"Mostly painless, sometimes amusing."
Unlike most anthologies of dirty prose, this one has the great advantage of brevity: Almost all of the 45 selections here are short excerpts from larger works that came into the world as novels or short stories rather than "erotic fiction" per se. Read full book review >

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MURDER FOR THE PROSECUTION by Blair Hoffman
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

Moments before she's scheduled to argue a case before the California Supreme Court, Rachel Brandwyn—surrounded by fellow appellate attorneys who ``couldn't possibly have shot Rachel''—is killed by a revolver tagged as evidence in another murder case. Read full book review >