Search Results: "Darlene Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Worthwhile, despite minor flaws. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The subtitle's reference to "brownies with sprinkles" puts an unfortunately saccharine spin on this otherwise heartfelt collaboration, in which Friedman and Roth draw upon their experience as adoptive parents in this story about Cassidy-Li, an adopted Chinese-American girl. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND by Darlene Cox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"A suspenseful novel that surprises, amuses and pleases."
A thieving lawyer's suicide is investigated in this gripping tale of deceit, betrayal and corruption. Read full book review >

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FIVE MINUTES MORE by Darlene Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"This implies that ALS is a temporary problem, not an incurable disease. (Fiction. YA)"
The trauma of her father's suicide sends D'Arcy into a physical and emotional tailspin. Read full book review >

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DREAM IN COLOR by Darlene Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2002

"Escapism for the unhappily marrieds: silly and depthless."
A new African-American imprint banks on women readers feeling dissatisfaction with the men in their life—or so it would seem from this thinny-thin first outing, initially self-published, about a sadly married young woman and her desperate daydreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEELS OF CHANGE by Darlene Beck Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Readers will empathize with Emily as she goes through her own changes, and they will applaud her heroism in more than one chapter. (author's note, photographs, recipes, bibliography, websites) (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Changes fomenting both locally and nationally during the final year of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency are seen through the eyes of feisty, bighearted Emily Soper, daughter of a carriage maker in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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PIECES OF ME by Darlene Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A sadly simplistic finish mars an otherwise complex survival story. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A gritty portrait of teens and children living on the street suffers from a too-tidy ending. Read full book review >