Search Results: "Candace Walsh"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A memoir of broken relationships, family recipes and hard-earned love that reads at times like a menu of personal grievances and their suggested food pairings."
One woman cooks and cries her way through seasons of disenchantment and discovery. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT IS LIKE AN ANIMAL by Candace Whitman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Whitman's dreamy torn paper pictures create a gentle mood and portray the bear as a soft, appealing creature; if the text is self-consciously poetic, it is also reassuring in its depiction of the night as benign. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a story poem by a first-time picture book creator, Night is a big shaggy bear, the bringer of darkness and the protector of sleeping children. Read full book review >

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ONE FIFTH AVENUE by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"With a breezy pace that brings to mind a Gilded Age comedy of manners, the novel might not have anything new to say about New York society, but there are enough twists to keep it fun."
The residents of a historic Manhattan building are thrown for a loop when an elderly socialite dies, leaving her spectacular apartment up for grabs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Despite a Dewey error and some humor over the head of the target audience, this is a winner, and the final story seems to promise a fifth-grade sequel. (Fiction. 7-11)"
No teacher wants to teach this year's fourth-grade class at Aesop Elementary. Read full book review >

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LOWJI DISCOVERS AMERICA by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Let's hope for a sequel or two. (Glossary) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Lowji has lived in Bombay with his Ma and Bape for his whole life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An excellent resource and worthy companion to more traditional biographies. (introduction, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
How does a biographer do justice to the life of Benjamin Franklin when he lived so long and did so much? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Skip it. (glossary, index, source notes, bibliography of books, videos, and Web sites) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A disjointed scrapbook of anecdotes and journal entries, strung together with archival photos. Read full book review >

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THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH by Candace Ganger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"A tear-jerker that fails to connect despite desperate effort. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Tragedy hovers over a blossoming romance. Read full book review >

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KILLING MONICA by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"The book's portrayal of Pandy feels both self-congratulatory and unintentionally unpleasant, the hostility toward male characters is virulent—the only good male in the book may not be one—and the sense of humor is nil."
Bushnell (One Fifth Avenue, 2008, etc.) is still playing her Sex and the City riffs in this self-referential sort-of satire about an author whose insanely popular fictional creation has taken over her life.Read full book review >

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Shelterbelts by Candace  Simar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"A moving, disturbing, and hilarious story of postwar rural America."
A Scandinavian community experiences trials and small triumphs in this novel set in post-World War II Minnesota. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Fans of the first will find more to love, and newcomers can enjoy this and then head back to fourth grade. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The fabled fourth graders of Aesop Elementary, whom no teacher wanted to teach, found their perfect mentor in Mr. Henry Valentine Jupiter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An attractive and useful resource. (personal note, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Had Eleanor Roosevelt kept a scrapbook—an incredibly well-organized and thorough scrapbook—this is how it might feel to look through it. Read full book review >