Search Results: "Cynthia Lowen"


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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A valuable resource that will help empower communities to deal with this deadly social plague."
The companion to the graphic 2011 documentary Bully, which premiered on the big screen after winning a hard fight for a PG-13 rating. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"First of an intended series about Violet that will, no doubt, continue the pious messages. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three adorable kittens are born in a kitchen pantry. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT THE RENT by Sharon Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

Psychologist and first-time author Mitchell offers a highly entertaining and unusually illuminating study of female bonding The focus here is on the time-tested but undeniably complex friendships among four African-American women who first met in college. Read full book review >

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VATICAN WALTZ by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A fresh, moving portrait of religion as it could and should be. The cliffhanging finale offers hope that we will see more of Cynthia's odyssey in future books."
A young Massachusetts woman is prompted to share her messages from God with the Catholic Church hierarchy in Merullo's warmhearted addition to his series of unusual religious novels (American Savior, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BOOKSHOP DOG by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Rylant's visual depiction of Martha Jane is ever so appealing, and if the primitive illustrations don't please everyone, the story and its sentiments certainly will. (Picture book. 3+)"
A sweet tale of canine love. Read full book review >

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CREATION by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Child-friendliness substitutes for awe in this cozy rendition. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
The Creation story, interpreted with minimalist art. Read full book review >

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BLESS US ALL by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Very young children will find soothing rhythms in both pictures and text, but this is more of an artistic achievement than a literary one. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Rylant pairs a series of indoor and outdoor scenes, each framed in a border of patchwork squares and painted with bright, opaque, broadly brushed colors, with a rhymed month-by-month catalog of blessings that will challenge even the hardiest sweet tooth, e.g., for June: "Bless the flowers,/bless the bees,/bless the birds/above the trees,/Bless the bunnies,/kitties too,/Bless each day,/all warm and blue." Read full book review >

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DOG HEAVEN by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pure, tender, lyrical without being overearnest, and deeply felt. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rylant's debut as a picture book illustrator (not to be confused with her board book debut as a collagist in The Everyday Books, 1993) offers sweet comfort to all who have lost loved ones, pets or otherwise. ``When dogs go to Heaven, they don't need wings because God knows that dogs love running best. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A sexy romp through glamorous modern Hollywood as seen through the eyes of a self-possessed matchmaker who cannot find her own match."
An intrepid young matchmaker in Hollywood sparks chemistry with an old flame, an ex-flame and an A-list actor, all while finding love for her clients in this engaging romance. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVILEGES by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Thoughtful and bracingly unpredictable, though the lack of a resolution is frustrating."
Gilded young go-getter creates, not always legally, a cocoon for his family in Dee's mostly buoyant fifth novel about money, family and mortality. Read full book review >

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A VERY VENETIAN MURDER by Haughton Murphy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1992

"Lackluster as mystery, but spiffy as a Venice-on-a-zillion- dollars-a-day guide."
Retired attorney Reuben Frost (Murder Saves Face, etc.) joins wife Cynthia for their twentysomething stay at the Cipriani Hotel in Venice. Read full book review >