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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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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WHAT TO WEAR TO SEE THE POPE by Christine Lehner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A skilled writer whose infatuation with a voice gets in the way of her seeing."
Ten debut stories that are ambitious and skillful indeed, although they can also be irritatingly self-conscious and wearingly effortful. 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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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 >

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MUSCA DOMESTICA by Christine Hume
Released: April 21, 2000

"An ambitious collection that fails more often than it shines."
The Barnard New Women Poets Prize was awarded to this first collection of enormously imaginative poems written by the winner of a recent fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center and a grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts. Read full book review >

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THE BISHOP'S WIFE by Jasmine Christine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"A descriptive and dramatic, if somewhat disjointed, tale of infidelity."
An erotic novel of love and religion in the Caribbean. Read full book review >