Search Results: "Christine Montross"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2007

"Not for the squeamish, but an eye-opener for would-be doctors."
For one first-year medical student, dissecting a cadaver brings about not just intimate knowledge of a human body but a personal transformation. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO THE FIRE by Christine Montross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"No triumphs of modern psychiatry on display here, but rather a sympathetic portrait of seriously ill patients that could guide future practitioners on the art of helping, if not always healing, the sick."
In her residency and now as a professor (Psychiatry and Human Behavior/Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown Univ.) and a hospital inpatient psychiatrist, Montross (Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab, 2007) describes her encounters with patients in crisis, first admitted to emergency rooms and then referred for hospital stays. Read full book review >

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LILY AND THE PRESENT by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, Ross's color-pencil art is humorous and appealing, though much of the delicate detail will be lost in group sharing. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Lily's new brother ``came into the world with nothing,'' and Lily would like to get something ``big and bright and beautiful'' to supplement his other, boring presents. Read full book review >

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MY DAY WITH NUMBERS by Christine Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A companion volume, My Day with Animals, is in the same format. (Picture book. 1-5)"
``One child'' puts on ``two slippers'' and is greeted by ``three muffins'' at breakfast, then uses ``four crayons'' to make ``five drawings,'' and so on through a day that ends with ``nine books'' and ``ten yawns'' (labeled with Arabic numerals in their one appearance here). Read full book review >

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LILY AND THE BEARS by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Children may enjoy comparing this to Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lily, not liking to be a child, dons a bear suit each morning—with manners to match, which her parents deplore but don't try to change. 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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NO SURRENDER SOLDIER by Christine Kohler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"An unusual, resonant debut. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Some serious moral choices confront a 15-year old Chamorro boy on Guam when he discovers a Japanese soldier still in hiding almost 30 years after World War II. Read full book review >

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THE GATHERING DARK by Christine Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Still, the conclusion is a satisfying one that cleverly works in her musical ability, and readers with a penchant for the genre will enjoy both the tortured romance and its eventual resolution. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Dark matter is imagined as an alternate universe, existing in an uneasy symbiosis with reality in this intriguing but overlong paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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TEN CENTS A DANCE by Christine Fletcher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"Ruby's nerve and sass make her a distinctive character, however, and she brings the language, rhythms and social changes of the 1940s alive. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Fletcher offers a hard-boiled work of historical fiction that captures America's social struggles at the beginning of World War II. Read full book review >

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TALLULAH FALLS by Christine Fletcher
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Honest and realistic—a winner. (Fiction. YA)"
This story of a screw-up teen, 17-year-old "Tallulah," grabs the reader and doesn't let go. Read full book review >

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THE BEST MEDICINE by Christine Hamill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A cancer story that struggles to evoke either laughter or tears. (Fiction. 10-12)"
This Irish import's 12-year-old narrator laughs to keep from crying. Read full book review >