Search Results: "Donna Cousins"


BOOK REVIEW

COUSINS by Athol Fugard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good enough to intrigue Fugard's admirers, but not good enough to draw in anyone else. (photos, not seen)"
Memories of two male relatives whom the noted South African playwright believes helped inspire him to write, mingled with bittersweet recollections of his youth, in a poignant but underdeveloped memoir. Read full book review >

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COUSINS by Paulette Jiles
Released: Feb. 21, 1992

"A heartwarming but refreshingly unsentimental account."
A no-nonsense midlife rites-of-passage chronicle by an acclaimed poet who finds love and long-lost kin as she seeks to understand her own past. Read full book review >

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COUSINS by Virginia Hamilton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 27, 1991

"Another wise, beautifully written book from this well-established master."
Cammy is first seen paying one of her regular visits to a nursing home to see her grandmother, Gram Tut, undeterred by rules that say children must be accompanied by adults. Read full book review >

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COUSINS by Elisa Amado
by Elisa Amado, illustrated by Luis Garay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The tone is earnest, but there is no preaching—and not only will young readers or listeners understand this child's motives, her religious and family issues are sure to spark reflection and discussion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sin, Confession, and Forgiveness are the dominant themes in this spare tale of a bi-cultural child shuttled between worlds. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR BONES by Donna Cousins
Released: Nov. 7, 2011

"A taut, introspective thriller that mixes detailed survivalist fare and character study with aplomb, expertly framed by a vibrant setting."
A story of survival and self-discovery set in the African bush amid army ants, poachers and, of course, lions. Read full book review >

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CUPCAKE COUSINS by Kate Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Hannigan's lively tale celebrates family and friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Culinary mishaps ensue when 9-year-old cousins Willow and Delia conspire to avoid being flower girls in their aunt's wedding. Read full book review >

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THE COUSINS by Rona Jaffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"If the title's a bit of a bore, Jaffe's plot (or, rather, plotlessness) this time is infinitely more so. (Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
Girl lives happily with boy. 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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KILLER COUSINS by June Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2009

"Shaw amplifies Cealie's character, but her sophomore case lacks the spark of her debut."
An urgent request to help her cousin catapults Cealie Gunther (Relative Danger, 2006) into a murder case. Read full book review >

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VENETIAN COUSINS by Stephen Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"A beautifully crafted story with a fine mystery at the centerbut echoes of a masterpiece can never offer a vibrancy and energy like those the first time around."
Echoes of Brideshead Revisited in this British first novel mourning the loss of innocence and love in settings as baroque and evocative as Waugh's. Read full book review >

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KISSING COUSINS by Gene Stratton
Released: March 6, 1989

Cheery, silly mystery with a cast of characters that extends to two pages, a genealogist hero, and a tendency to stop the action and Impart Knowledge (classic Greek lore, for instance). 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 >