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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BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

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BOOK REVIEW

MILTON'S ELEMENTS by Cordelia Strube
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Not badly written, but with all the unrelieved nastiness and grotesque speciousness of a TV talk showand, not surprisingly, completely unaffecting."
Canadian writer Strube (Alex & Zee, 1995, not reviewed) tells the story of a sensationally dysfunctional family that might give even the tabloids pause. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF THE KILLER CAT by Anne Fine
ANIMALS
Released: April 12, 2007

"Some Briticisms might need explaining, but Tuffy's gently snarky, self-centered narration will easily win him new fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When his family leaves on vacation, Tuffy, the feline of the title, finds himself left with the Vicar. Read full book review >

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FLOUR BABIES by Anne Fine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1994

"A wry and warming look at a boy's inner musings; readers may be surprised to find the lug Simon inspiring in them an affection much like the one he has for his flour baby. (Fiction. 11+)"
Simon Martin, troublemaker and shambling hero to his school's unruliest element, has visions of a massive explosion of flour in a classroom—an idea so persuasive that, put to his mates, it causes them to take part in a baby-care experiment that involves treating sacks of flour as infants. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSTOR QUEEN by Sarah Fine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Full of passion, fire, and ice. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
She's spent years preparing to become an all-powerful queen and to wield her land's magic, but that's not her destiny at all. Read full book review >

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YOUR BAND SUCKS by Jon Fine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2015

"'I don't regret a thing,' writes Fine, and neither will readers who live vicariously through the author's eyes and memory."
The short shelf of great books on indie rock adds another—an unlikely memoir about an obscure band that somehow found demand for its reunion in the Internet age. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN ONES by Marcia Fine
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2017

"A superb read about the sufferings of a crypto-Jewish matriarch in the 17th century."
This saga of crypto-Jews (conversos) during the Inquisition in Mexico holds lessons and warnings for all.Read full book review >

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THE CONJURER by Cordelia Frances Biddle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"Biddle's debut offers some appealing characters, but a wealth of intriguing period detail ultimately overwhelms the mystery."
As a serial killer stalks child prostitutes, a wealthy financier vanishes in 1842 Philadelphia. Read full book review >

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A PIGGIE CHRISTMAS by Howard Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But there will be snorts and chortles galore in this exuberant holiday offering. (Picture book. 6-9)"
If Marge Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995) and Zoom Broom (1998) made your stomach hurt from laughter, you may need medical attention after getting a gander at these porcine takes on five familiar Christmas songs from the same illustrator. Read full book review >

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UP ON CLOUD NINE by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2002

"It's a triumphant portrait of a young person marching to a beat all his own—but not marching alone. (Fiction. 11-13)"
England's Children's Laureate (Bad Dreams, 2000, etc.) again exercises her unsurpassed gift for memorable, complex character studies. Read full book review >