Search Results: "Dee Huxley"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOK SEE, LOOK AT ME! by Leonie Norrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Diane Adams and illustrated by Nancy Hayashi (2009), for a triple celebration of toddlers' and preschoolers' increasing independence. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A joyful celebration of a toddler's new capabilities. Read full book review >

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CHANCE by Dian Curtis Regan
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"An original for independent thinkers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A baby leaves home in search of adventure in Regan's country-tinged tale. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO HAD TWO LIVES by Sally Huxley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 1994

"Touching, funny, and generally appealing, especially for those with a soft spot for strays. (Photographs—not seen)"
How—shortly after freelance writer Huxley and her husband buy a country house in bucolic New Hope, Pennsylvania—a scruffy, half- starved white-and-black cat collapses onto their porch and wins over their hearts. Read full book review >

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TRAUMA QUEEN by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"Mother-daughter book clubs will have a lot to talk about, though. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Marigold's mother, Becca, is a performance artist—the kind of artist who, when performing for her daughter's second-grade classmates, pours oil on herself to represent the United States, because it is guzzling oil and making a mess. Read full book review >

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STAR-CROSSED by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"While the plot revolves around Shakespeare's famous tragedy, this story is far from one. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A sweet story of young love amid middle school theatrics. Read full book review >

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Someone Special by Dee Kasarda
Released: June 7, 2013

"A lovely message about differences for children that falls just short of its potential."
Kasarda's picture book about a half-fish, half-lion cub addresses physical limitations and differences, and how to find a place in a world that doesn't seem to fit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIRITUAL JUSTICE by Dee Clemons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2013

"A gruesome but underdeveloped portrait of child abuse."
Clemons' (Soft Daggers, 2013, etc.) novel takes a harrowing journey into the mind of an abusive foster mother. Read full book review >

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NIGHTBIRD by Edward Dee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 1999

"What lingers, though, is Dee's craft in shaping each episode—a series of interrogations becomes almost like a cycle of short stories—and the affection with which he treats his heroes' private lives without ever bashing the system they're fighting for."
The fourth case for NYPD detectives Joe Gregory and Anthony Ryan begins just like Lethal Weapon, with an actress taking a header from a high window, but all similarities to the live-action cartoon series end there. Read full book review >

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THE LIBERTY CAMPAIGN by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Dee's graceful assumption of an older man's voice, his mastery of an elegiac tone, is every bit as impressive as Ishiguro's achievement in The Remains of the Day."
American Innocence revisited: a retiring adman's spiritual stock-taking acquires dramatic urgency when he learns that his suburban neighbor may be a war criminal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Keeper's Truth by Dee Willson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sensual novel about a painter, sparkling with mythological details."
In this debut romantic fantasy, a widow tries to choose between a family man and a globe-trotting teacher, unaware that an ancient predator stalks her. Read full book review >