Search Results: "Cordelia Fine"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"A heavy but informative and often surprising study."
Fine (A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives, 2006) unpacks the myths surrounding differences between male and female brains. Read full book review >

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TESTOSTERONE REX by Cordelia Fine
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A fascinating, greatly contemplative discussion of sex and gender and the embedded societal expectations of both."
A cerebral assessment of gender, society, and sexuality. Read full book review >

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FELICITY & CORDELIA by Lisa Jahn-Clough
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"The bunnies' differences are played up amusingly in both words and pictures, but there's still not enough here to make Felicity and Cordelia stand out from the odd-couple crowd—though Felicity's letters home lend themselves nicely to classroom application. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jahn-Clough's low-key tale of friendship breaks no new ground but is pleasantly quirky nonetheless. Read full book review >

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FINE, FINE, FINE, FINE, FINE by Diane Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Not everyone's cup of tea to be sure, but a pleasing foray in short-short fiction."
Centrifugal stories, supershort and superpithy, by avant-gardist Williams. Read full book review >

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KONTE CHAMELEON FINE, FINE, FINE! by Cristina Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The fine design includes African textiled borders, cleverly mirrored in the West African cloth hat and sack of Dr. Jalloh. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Kessler (All the King's Animals, 1995, etc.) records a story told to her by a friend in Niger, whose grandfather told it to him, a testament to the endurance of the oral tradition. Read full book review >

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A FINE, FINE SCHOOL by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Just fine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
School can be peachy, but that doesn't mean time away from school isn't just as valuable, which is the lesson Principal Keene has to learn in this charming story of a school administrator utterly rapt in his job. Mr. Keene just can't get enough of his fine school with all that fine learning being taught by the fine teachers to the fine students. Read full book review >

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THE CORDELIA SQUAD by Mary Anne Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Lots of family bickering around the extended dinner table, adolescent temper tantrums, and divorced-wives' angst—but not much mystery."
Much gooey romance and a spark or two of arson befall newly divorced Claire Breslinsky (Keeper of the Mill, 1995, etc.) when she moves herself and her two teenagers, Anthony and Tree, into a mansion much in need of renovation in Richmond Hill, Queens, within shouting distance of her take-charge mom, her retired pop, and her sisters Zinnie, a cop, and Carmela, a sarcastic part-time beauty writer. Read full book review >

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FINE LINES by Simon Beckett
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Wry, racy, and literate pulp fun."
This tart sexual thriller, a first novel from Britain, will redden your cheeks with scandal and your thumbs with soreness as they race to turn each naughty, lascivious page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINE LINES by Jim Lehrer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"Beguiling minor work from a satirist who usually cuts deeper."
Still another departure for multitalented Lehrer — news anchor, playwright, and chronicler of the One-Eyed Mack, Oklahoma's priceless lieutenant governor. Read full book review >

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FINE FEATHERS by E.F. Benson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"A perfect bedside book—guaranteed to send you off to sleep with a malicious smile on your lips."
A companion volume to Desirable Residences (1991): 31 more stories, all but two previously uncollected, by Benson (1867-1940), the British social satirist and chronicler of Lucia and Miss Mapp. Read full book review >

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A FINE DESSERT by Emily Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"There is no other word but delicious. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Blackberry fool is a fine dessert indeed, and people have been making it for centuries. Read full book review >