Search Results: "Carlin Flora"


BOOK REVIEW

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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I LOVE ANIMALS by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"The minimal text, printed in big type, sounds a single note that verges on monotony, but the animals' colors and frisky postures create plenty of visual exuberance. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Huge, spread-covering portraits of smiling farm animals greet viewers in this fervent tribute from a new picture-book artist. ``I love Jock, my dog,'' McDonnell declares. ``I love the ducks waddling to the water. Read full book review >

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BRAIN DROPPINGS by George Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 1997

"Carlin succeeds admirably, though not without qualification."
Abounding yuks, chuckles, guffaws, rip-snorts—though few side-splitters—in this free-form compendium of Carlin's comedy stylings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"More screwball than satire, the amusement factor can't raise the narrative from the weight of its too-familiar elements."
In a town where everybody is for sale, how is an agent of hell supposed to corrupt anyone? Read full book review >

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KNOWING MANDELA by John Carlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A brief but moving look at the rare qualities of an effective, good-hearted leader."
Anecdotal, intimate remembrance of the South African leader by a journalist who grew to love him. Read full book review >

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ALFIE IS NOT AFRAID by Patricia Carlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"Consider Tom Birdseye and Ethan Long's Oh, Yeah! (2003) for backyard-camping fun instead. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A clichéd story accompanied by less-than-engaging illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIDDY-UP! LET’S RIDE! by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Get ready to find a welcoming lap and holler, 'Giddy-up!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
An elaboration of a favorite children's rhyme makes this a familiar, yet inspired treat. Read full book review >

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SPARKY by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The volume's well-designed cover seems promising, with a smiling Sparky showing off his puppy-dog charms against a bright orange background, but the story itself lacks sparkle. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Sparky is an engaging, brown-and-black puppy experiencing his first day in his new home with a little girl named Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Davis's levelheaded analysis of how and why some feminist efforts succeed and some fail should provide an invaluable source of information and inspiration for many."
Susan Faludi's Backlash (p. 1133) and Paula Kamen's Feminist Fatale (p. 1137) sounded the alarm: Feminism in America is in trouble. Read full book review >

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AN EDUCATED DEATH by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A triple order of dirty linen, with nary a boring character in the bunch—assuming that almost 400 pages of hothouse intrigue is what you're in the mood for."
Who says the life of an educational consultant has to be dull? Read full book review >

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LIBERTY OR DEATH by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Hollywood alert: Thea's believable combination of anger, fear, and physical suffering makes her a natural role for Sylvester Stallone's kid sister, as long as you don't mind her interrupting every action sequence to assure you that she's not really that kind of girl."
A pregnant bride who's been stood up at the altar is bound to be mad, and Thea Kozak (Death in Paradise, 2000, etc.) comes charging out of her abortive nuptials ready to kill the worthies of the Katahdin Constitutional Militia who've taken her bridegroom, State Trooper Andre Lemieux hostage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2008

"A rousing, highly readable piece of history."
The Independent's former South Africa bureau chief chronicles the 1995 Rugby World Cup victory that united a divided country. Read full book review >