Search Results: "Cherie Winner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SUNFLOWER FAMILY by Cherie Winner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 1996

"While the information is somewhat technical for beginners, this is a beautiful book for budding gardeners and nature enthusiasts who already have some background on the subject. (full-color photos, diagrams, illustrations, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In the Nature Watch series, an informative book that introduces readers to plants of the composite family, whose most familiar members are sunflowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIMSTONE by Cherie Priest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A tale as amiably warm as the Florida town where it's set but with its promises of real heat fading away before a pat conclusion that ties everything off a bit too neatly."
A young clairvoyant must save herself and her community from the ghosts a war veteran has brought home in Priest's (The Family Plot, 2016, etc.) newest fantasy/horror offering. Read full book review >

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FATHOM by Cherie Priest
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Pleasantly offbeat, with plenty of vivid, compelling action sequences, though the plot doesn't withstand too much scrutiny."
Ancient monsters battle it out using humans as pawns in Priest's latest (Not Flesh Nor Feathers, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"That said, however, this book has much good advice on protecting oneself from unscrupulous or sloppy lawyers. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A useful if somewhat naãve assessment of the labyrinthine divorce system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HEART DIVIDED by Cherie Bennett
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 9, 2004

"The novel, which includes a script of the play Kate writes about the flag issue, would make a fine one-two punch with Arthur Miller's play in a high-school classroom. (afterword) (Fiction. 12+)"
Kate Pride's liberal-minded mother wants her to be a Woman of Purpose, and Kate longs to be like the cool, pierced girls in the magazines who "looked as if they did drugs and had sex even if they didn't." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tyler's Last by David Winner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A brash literary thriller that plunges deep into the mind of a criminal and his creator."
An elderly crime novelist's last work and a shady crook's errand overlap in Winner's (The Cannibal of Guadalajara, 2010) fictional nod to Patricia Highsmith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIFTED CHILDREN by Ellen Winner
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1996

"Written in serviceable if unspectacular prose, her book should help parents and teachers to aid the gifted as they make the often difficult transition from being brilliant children to becoming genuinely creative and fulfilled adults."
Winner's ambitious study focuses on the hereditary, familial, and characterological factors shared by gifted children, and suggests ways in which American educators might help such students develop their special talents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZINK by Cherie Bennett
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Basing her novel on a one-page story written by an 11-year-old child shortly before her death from leukemia, Bennett (Life in the Fat Lane, 1998, etc.) creates a tale of courage personified. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Wildly contrived and oddly chilly, despite all the ranting and raving."
Girl in search of her true parents unearths disquieting family murders in a murky horror debut set in the mountains of Tennessee. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN THE FAT LANE by Cherie Bennett
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book's aim is not high culture but high school culture, and it scores for pure entertainment value. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager who has it all—perfect body, perfect personality, perfect grades, perfect boyfriend—loses it when she gains a hundred pounds in this unsubtle but ultimately savvy problem novel that reads like an Alicia Silverstone vehicle waiting to happen. Read full book review >