Search Results: "Christine Montross"


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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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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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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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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Full of razors that cut—and razors to cut off shackles: a must. (author's note, index of first lines, index of photographs) (Poetry. 13-17)"
A slim volume sharp as knives. Read full book review >

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THE RETURNING by Christine Hinwood
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Like Margo Lanagan, Hinwood doesn't trade in black-and-white moral absolutes but directs her attention, and ours, to the infinite shades of gray that lie between them. (Alternative historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A riveting examination of war and its effects set in a nonmagical alternative past. Read full book review >

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NOCTURNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"In the end, this light supernatural romance may not stand out in this now-ubiquitous genre, but it is a solid story with an undeniably likable heroine. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
In this follow-up to Claire de Lune (2010), a teen everygirl turned werewolf is torn between her newfound role as a member in a pack of the centuries-old loup-garou and her friends in the human world. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 18, 2010

"Claire is a sympathetic character, though her love interest seems too idealized and one-dimensional and the conclusion entirely too tidy—in the end, there is not much to set apart this reworking of a familiar idea. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
An enjoyable if forgettable supernatural romance, this debut novel will be appreciated by teens who can't get enough of the genre. Read full book review >

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"A moving study of the healing power of religious devotion."
A woman tries to exorcise her demons by exploring the ancient roots of her Christian faith in this heartfelt tale of remorse and redemption. Read full book review >

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INHERITANCE by Christine Sunderland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"Underdeveloped characters and too much melodrama mar an otherwise promising story of love and choice."
The final chapter in Sunderland's (Offerings, 2009, etc.) faith-based trilogy chronicles the intersecting lives of a pregnant teen, an evangelical academic and an Italian friar. Read full book review >