Search Results: "Carlin Flora"


BOOK REVIEW

FLORA by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Unsparing yet compassionate; a fine addition to Godwin's long list of first-rate fiction bringing 19th-century richness of detail and characterization to the ambiguities of modern life."
Godwin (Unfinished Desires, 2009, etc.) examines the intricate bonds of family and the enduring scars inflicted by loss. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A convincing case for nurturing friendships in many of the same ways we nurture relationships with partners and other family—both online and off."
A wide-ranging look at the many forms of friendships and how those relationships can affect our lives. Read full book review >

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FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Courageous use of white space—several pages contain a solitary waterlily—and a confident animated style are used to good effect in this sweet story of a young girl and her unlikely mentor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Klutzy but endearing Flora (dumpily clad in swimsuit, bathing cap and flippers) and a dancing flamingo are the protagonists of this whimsical, wordless tale, which will have special appeal for budding ballerinas. Read full book review >

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FLORA AND THE PENGUIN by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Funny and charming—a winning, worthy follow-up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The irrepressible Flora returns for an encore avian duet, this time on ice with a penguin.
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FLORA & ULYSSES by Kate DiCamillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Original, touching and oh-so-funny tale starring an endearingly implausible superhero and a not-so-cynical girl. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When a cynical comic-book fanatic discovers her own superhero, life becomes wonderfully supercharged. Read full book review >

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A CARLIN HOME COMPANION by Kelly Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A funny, honest, and compassionate account of growing up with a master of comedy."
George Carlin's daughter offers an intimate look at her life growing up with a comedy legend. Read full book review >

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FLORA AND THE PEACOCKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Design, engineering, and art intersect to deliver a virtuoso interpretation of the pitfalls and pleasures of triads. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Idle's previous titles (Flora and the Flamingo, 2013, etc.) feature her young, white dancer with a single avian partner, this story presents a pas de trois. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN AND FLORA by Chip Bishop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2014

"Adds to the literature on the Roosevelts and Whitneys, but the father-son relationship holds more interest than the romance."
This dual biography recounts the lives and doomed courtship of Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore, and Flora Payne Whitney. Read full book review >

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FLORA AND THE CHICKS by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"These chicks are an adorable brood. Here's hoping Flora and an array of beasties will be appearing in the flaps of more board books soon. (Board book. 1-3)"
Flora, the animal-loving star of a wordless trio of picture books, makes her board-book debut by counting chicks as they hatch. Read full book review >

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THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by Emily Barr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"An affecting portrayal of living with amnesia and discovering one's own agency. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white British girl with anterograde amnesia travels to the Arctic to chase after a boy whose kiss has stayed in her memory when nothing else has. Read full book review >