Search Results: "Carrie Gerlach Cecil"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE SUNDAY by Carrie Gerlach Cecil
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The message of this Christian novel: Jesus loves everyone, and no one is beyond forgiveness."
A work of fiction based on the author's own religious revelations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY’S REASONS WHY NOT by Carrie Gerlach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Therapy itself would be more interesting."
Really, what could be better than a booklength complaint? Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Juma's Rain by Katharina Gerlach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An enjoyable fantasy with a complex heroine set in an unusual time period."
Gerlach (The King's Mechanic, 2015, etc.) turns to Africa in a tale of humans and gods set in the Stone Age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 20, 1989

Diplomat-traitor Donald Maclean was, according to Noel Annan's splendid foreword here, "the only one of the six main spies who found the actual practice of deception and concealment distasteful." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1992

"With its sweep, perception, originality, and felicitous use of language—an artistic and intellectual achievement."
Helman—professor of medicine (University College, London), family physician, and cultural historian—draws on his wide-ranging interests to offer a vivid, personable, and insightful exploration of physiology and fiction—of the interaction of the objective functioning of the human body and the subjective experience of it, as well as of the political analogues and social metaphors it inspires in both historic and contemporary terms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP ON, BELOVED by Cecil Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"A moving—though sometimes one-dimensional—account of the immigrant struggle. (First printing of 25,000)"
A sharp-edged, if rather bleak and overdrawn, evocation of the Caribbean immigrant experience in Canada: Barbados-born Foster's second novel after the luminous No Man in the House (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST POINTS by Geffrey Von Gerlach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2004

"More ambition than style, but a thought-provoking read."
A doctor resuscitates a suicide victim's life-and mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEIGE by Cecil Castellucci
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"A cast of quirky characters keeps the book interesting, both for readers interested in the emotional drama and in the L.A. music scene, without getting into anything too gritty. (Fiction. YA)"
What's a decidedly non-hip girl to do when she's suddenly plunged into the punk-rock scene in L.A.? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN OF COOL by Cecil Castellucci
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"When Libby's 'friends' jeopardize Tina's intern position, she unexpectedly takes the heat and discovers that life among the common folk is actually quite extraordinary. (Fiction. YA)"
Albert Camus meets Mariah Fredericks in this smart, edgy take on one adolescent's search for identity and meaning in life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY by Randy Cecil
Kirkus Star
by Randy Cecil, illustrated by Randy Cecil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A brief denouement in the final act reveals that each main character has given the others just what they needed; a clever structure and a satisfying story. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Defying simple categorization, Cecil's 144-page illustrated narrative presents a street dog that dreams of home, a light-skinned girl who longs for companionship, and her father, a juggler who panics in front of an audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK by Randy Cecil
by Randy Cecil, illustrated by Randy Cecil
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"She's still much bigger than he is—but at least her dreams don't come true by having her turn real, which makes for a refreshing change. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Equally affecting on literal and metaphorical levels, this tale of a wooden carousel duck who yearns to fly like a real duck makes prime shared reading. Read full book review >