Search Results: "Brenda J. Elliott"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A book that is comfortable to live in its own sphere of fact, evidenced by the mere datum that it takes Ann Coulter as a reputable source."
Move over, Mao Zedong. There's a big, bad, black sheriff in town who's coming to claim your title as Head Commie by overseeing "the progressive socialist takeover of our country." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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GUIDING ELLIOTT by Robert Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good fun and steadily amusing, though it seldom plucks at the heartstrings as does, say, Ring Lardner, the master of authoritative stupidity and lingual description."
As told by Donnie Phillips, Lee's debut novel about fly- fishing in Montana is bestrewn with glorious malapropisms: ``I have a good vocabulary for a fishing guide, but I know I ain't no Rogue Scholar, so when I come upon a new word I study on it some.'' The main new word Donnie studies is piscatorial, as in ``Dear Piscatorial Partners,'' which is how he opens the letters that comprise this epistolary novel and that he sends to Manhattan Chapter #6 of Trout Unlimited. Read full book review >

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BRENDA AND EDWARD by Maryann Kovalski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Once readers give themselves over to the hybrid world in which the dogs dwellthey are clearly canine, with doggy features and abilities, but in all other ways act humanthey will relish this two-hankie telling and the tidy illustrations of love lost and found. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kovalski (Pizza for Breakfast, 1991, etc.) introduces two lovable dogs that live happily together behind a French restaurant. Read full book review >

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Brenda Corrigan Went Downtown by Donna Brookman Kaulkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2013

"A sometimes overly detailed story of intrigue, pain and strength."
A tragic event brings a family together in Kaulkin's novel. Read full book review >

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JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

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J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >

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BRENDA BERMAN, WEDDING EXPERT by Jane Breskin Zalben
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2009

"Brenda's endeavors to reconcile her hopes with reality tell a tale of acceptance that will help young readers struggling with their own life transitions. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When her Uncle Harry becomes engaged, Brenda reluctantly adjusts to the concept of a new aunt and cousin. Read full book review >

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NORMAN AND BRENDA by Colin Thompson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"This deeply affecting story makes clear just how elusive happiness can be, and how wonderful it is when you finally find it. (Picture book. YA, adult)"
Norman and Brenda toddle separately toward middle age desperately lonely, believing they will never find a companion. Read full book review >

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OSCAR J by Sherlene Adolphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A compassionate guide that can help parents and kids with tough questions."
A debut book steers young readers and their families through experiences of loss. Read full book review >

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DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >

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J. P. by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A history buff's guilty pleasure, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of a man whose impact on society lasts to this day."
A historical novel that paints an intimate portrait of J.P. Morgan, U.S. banker, financier and philanthropist. Read full book review >