Search Results: "Christine Benvenuto"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A refreshingly gutsy narrative that offers a compelling view of sexual maturity and a sexual coming-of-age at midlife."
The brave, often funny account of how a woman came to terms with her husband's decision to become female. Read full book review >

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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

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MY LAZY CAT by Christine Roussey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A fine and restful 'nothing.' (Picture book. 2-7)"
Fat cat Boomer shows the way to a perfect day. Read full book review >

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THE WHIRLYS AND THE WEST WIND by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Ross brings just the right touch to this fanciful blend of license and responsibility, both in her brisk, tongue-in-cheek narrative and in softly cross-hatched, amusingly detailed illustrations of the wide-eyed kids enjoying and coping with their independence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the wind blows their parents away, the Whirly children check the phone book's emergency pages for help, but to no avail. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING by Christine Davenier
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"The original song with its three-part counterpoint is deliciously imagined on these pages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1961, Peter, Paul and Mary made an extremely engaging piece combining the title ditty, a game of hide-and-seek and snatches of nursery rhymes; Davenier takes it a visual step further to make an absolutely engaging picture book. Read full book review >

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THE PREDICTEDS by Christine Seifert
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While it tries to address the ethical problems of social engineering, the novel's concluding twist only highlights the lack of logic in both premise and tension. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
An experimental computer program's predictions on students' future behaviors interfere with one teen's quest to date her crush. Read full book review >

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"A frothy diversion worthy of a Lifetime movie."
A chance meeting with her favorite movie star snares a young woman in a web of ambition, betrayal and revenge. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Affecting and unpretentiously original: a quiet delight."
Bell follows her two novels (Saint, 1985; The Perez Family, 1990) with a first collection of nine stories that limn the quirks and quandaries of the human heart with sympathy and a wry sense of the absurd. Read full book review >

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MURDER IS ACADEMIC by Christine Poulson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2004

"Poulson's debut offers charming proof of Raymond Chandler's remark about the viciousness with which academics pursue their careers."
Even if you feel that your professor has the power of life and death over you, is that any reason to drown her while she's grading your work? Read full book review >

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Anonymous by Christine Benedict
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2014

"A consistently crafty mystery/thriller spiced with supernatural elements and captivating characters."
A woman confronts her tragic past after a move to an eerie, century-old farmhouse. Read full book review >