Search Results: "Cathleen Daly"


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FLIRT CLUB by Cathleen Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Just the ticket for preadolescent girls. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Two eighth-grade girls struggle with shyness but yearn to connect with boys in this epistolary novel. Read full book review >

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EMILY'S BLUE PERIOD by Cathleen Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"A worthwhile, idiosyncratic demonstration of a specific artist's relevance to a young child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A girl adjusts to her parents' divorce with the help of Pablo Picasso's artwork. Read full book review >

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PRUDENCE WANTS A PET by Cathleen Daly
ANIMALS
Released: June 21, 2011

"Demure yet mildly impish; when Prudence's eyes 'get hot and tingly' at the end, it's for the best reason of all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A classic theme feels fresh as a squiggling kitten. Read full book review >

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THE NEW YORKERS by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Comfy and inoffensive, but lacks bite."
"Love me, love my dog" might be the mantra of Schine's warm and fuzzy seventh novel (She Is Me, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF JANE by Cathleen Schine
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"In spite of genteel trappings and an exotic locale, which serves as little more than a painted backdrop: a penetrating, smooth, and often clever portrait of a woman finding herself. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
Schine's fifth novel (after the bestselling The Love Letter, 1995) again focuses on quiet revelations and the slow process of discovering what matters—as, here, a meek young woman on the rebound from a disastrous marriage escapes to the Gal†pagos Islands, only to run into her best friend from childhood. Read full book review >

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RAMEAU'S NIECE by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1993

"Smug and smirky in-jokes without much bite and less humor, regaled by and for characters who well deserve their narrow, complacent lives."
A pretentious tale of deluded love and lust in Manhattan's indulged academe—in a third from Schine (Alice in Bed, 1983; To the Birdhouse, 1990). Read full book review >

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SURPRISE! SURPRISE! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2017

"While repeated readings won't offer surprise, squeals of laughter are assured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The story opens with the trope of a longed-for child and has as many twists as a pig's tail. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR ROAD by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2006

"Wonderful endpapers introduce each of the story's characters and bring the warmth and exuberance of the interior illustrations to the reader from start to finish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Five short picture-book chapters celebrate life in a cozy neighborhood in Africa—presumably South Africa, where the author/illustrator draws his inspiration. Read full book review >

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BEACHMONT LETTERS by Cathleen Twomey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Part historical fiction, part romance, this moving tale for teenage girls has a gratifying conclusion refreshingly free of clichés. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
While WWII rages on, Americans are making sacrifices to help the war effort; 17-year-old Eleanor Driscoll's sacrifices are not optional. Read full book review >

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BAD JUDGMENT by Cathleen Calbert
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Calbert speaks of woe and worry in patterned responses that begin to waver."
paper 1-889330-24-8 The second book by this Rhode Island College professor everywhere proclaims its bad girl attitude: like so many poets of her tough ilk, Calbert likes to say "fuck" a lot, bids farewell to old-school feminism (—I can say "bitch" with impunity—), and boasts of her lusty past. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE LETTER by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Graceful but minor fiction."
The author of three previous novels returns with a disappointingly sedate summer romance set in a bookstore. Read full book review >