Search Results: "Donna B. Pincus"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A valuable guide with useful tips for every parent."
A psychologist explains how cognitive behavioral therapy offers simple tools to assist parents in dealing with their children's anxieties. Read full book review >

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B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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THE BATHTUB PRIMA DONNA by Anne Brouillard
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Brouillard's illustrations are gems: a beckoning village square, a storm of operatic dimensions, and an unforgettable songbird. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This fine little enchantment from Brouillard follows the consequences of a prima donna discovering the tap will issue no water for her morning bath. Read full book review >

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HOOPI SHOOPI DONNA by Suzanne Strempek Shea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Until the ludicrous finale, when Betty's sister Aniela, a Donna look-alike from Poland, appears and offers a highly implausible rationale for Donna's father's inexcusable behavior, this is a sometimes rollicking, sometimes heartbreaking, effectively quirky read. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A worthy follow-up (titled after the American pronunciation of a Polish polka) to Shea's promising debut (Selling the Lite of Heaven, 1994); again, the author captures the spirit of an insular Polish-Catholic community and homes in on one unforgettable family. Read full book review >

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ZOM-B by Darren Shan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A series opener to sink your teeth into. (Horror. 12-18)"
Shan's baaa-aaaack. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A poignant, affirming, and often funny debut from a promising new author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Ida B's mother undergoes cancer treatment, the idyllically secure world that has informed her character crumbles. Read full book review >

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IDA B. by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Third-novelist Miller gets the details down, but the characters remain clichés without inner lives or credibility."
Inner-city chronicler Miller (I'm Telling, 2002, etc.) returns to drug dealers, welfare moms, and violent teenagers. Read full book review >

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BABY B by Michael Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"A very lovely piece of work, like a musical comedy on the art of ART."
From poet Ryan (Secret Life, 1995, etc.), a classy, nimble, week-by-week chronicle of getting pregnant the hard way—and then delivering the baby the hard way. Read full book review >

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PLAN B by Jonathan Tropper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2000

"Reads like a fictionalization of TV's Friends, but more earnest."
A lightweight first novel explores the sea change that turning 30 brings in the lives of a group of Manhattan friends who've known one another since college. Read full book review >