Search Results: "Debra Lynn Dadd"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A competent reference tool for those concerned about the explosion of toxics in our daily lives."
A consumer advocate on a 30-year mission to get toxins out of homes and other places explains how to do it—and save money on medical expenses later. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE WATER SHOW by Debra Frasier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Rendered with markers, in the same bright, bold style as Miss Allaneus, the illustrations have a distinctly school-like style. (Picture book. 8-10)"
The fifth-graders from Frasier's Miss Allaneus: A Vocabulary Disaster (2000) are back in a bloated attempt to present basic water concepts. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"It's a sneaky way to educate girls about their bodies and boys, but, given its bland, one-dimensional characters, curious middle-school girls might be better off reading nonfiction. (Fiction. 8-12)"
On her first day of eighth grade at Margaret Simon Middle School, Jemma opens her locker to find a pink door to yet another locker. Read full book review >

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THE MIRRORED WORLD by Debra Dean
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The novel follows the factual particulars, but Dasha's narration remains at such a formal remove that readers never experience what makes Xenia tick as a saint or a woman."
From Dean (Confessions of a Falling Woman, 2008, etc.), a lightly fictionalized retelling of the life of the Eastern Orthodox St. Xenia, who left her comfortable home in 18th-century Russia to live as a "holy fool" among the poor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A useful resource for the paradoxically ever-evolving tradition of Judaism."
In traditional Jewish ritual, men are usually the primary subjects or objects: They are circumcised, they take a woman in marriage, they say kaddish over the death of a loved one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"A snappy, sensible guide to relationships."
A script analyst and writing coach offers a debut guide to help women get over breakups and regain their self-confidence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE

"Secrets and an unsavory villain make for an often sizzling tale."
In Ison's debut thriller, a woman hunts for her long-missing biological father, who may simply be in hiding to avoid a trial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNKNOWN CALLER by Debra Spark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2016

"A book of candor and complexity that captures human relations with heart-rending accuracy."
An emotional and surprising story of a fractured family. Read full book review >

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THE NEIGHBORS ARE WATCHING by Debra Ginsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Suburban noir—dark, funny and sometimes creepy; readers may be surprised at the amount of empathy they end up feeling for less-than-appealing characters."
A novel from Ginsberg (The Grift, 2008, etc.) about a middle-class, seemingly genteel San Diego neighborhood teeming with secrets that unravel in the aftermath of a California wildfire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WILD, COLD STATE by Debra Monroe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Even when cold, these characters are hopelessly charming."
This outstanding second collection offers a series of short stories united by the common characters that inhabit a bleak Wisconsin landscape. Read full book review >