Search Results: "Elise Sax"


BOOK REVIEW

MATCHPOINT by Elise Sax
ROMANCE
Released: July 30, 2013

"A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance."
When Gladie Burger accepts her next matchmaking client, it leads her into another murder mystery, a strange cult overtaking her small town and deepening confusion in her love life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"As warm and inviting as chicken soup, but not nearly as sustaining—another example of a book idea better suited for a long-form magazine piece."
A deli enthusiast embarks on an international tour of his favorite food, looking for the last authentic deli establishments. Read full book review >

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THE THREE DOTS by Elise Primavera
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"Media-conscious readers will laugh at the droll ads and celebrity caricatures in Primavera's exuberant, cartoony illustrations, and enjoy the simple, feel-good story. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Vigorously told, hilariously illustrated: the tale of three spotted friends—Henry, Sal, and Margaret (frog, moose, and duck)- -united by their twin passions for donuts and music, then reunited, after a falling out, by their mutual regard. Read full book review >

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IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING A PIANO TO THE BEACH, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A delightful demonstration of just one of many things not to take to the beach; the brainstorming possibilities are endless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The voice of experience (about alligators at school) this time deals with her inability to leave her beloved piano at home while visiting the beach. Read full book review >

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IF YOU EVER WANT TO BRING A CIRCUS TO THE LIBRARY, DON'T! by Elise Parsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Librarians will love sharing this story, maybe. Their listeners will love hearing it, definitely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Quiet in the library? Not while Magnolia is in action! Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF ANALOG by David Sax
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A perky and well-illustrated but repetitive, sometimes-pat look at a discordantly retro cultural trend."
An exploration of millennial fondness for old technologies and its implications for a competitive business landscape. Read full book review >

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POETRY SPEAKS TO CHILDREN by Elise Paschen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Sure to please teachers, parents and children who might not yet know how much they need poetry, and how much they will love it. (Poetry. 7-12)"
This is jolly and good, a fine thing in an anthology. Read full book review >

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INSIDE OUT by Elise Title
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"Like Nat's debut (Killing Time, 2002), a mix of tough talk, imperiled women and their kids and pets, and men behaving badly—this time including a killer has to strain to stand out."
A troubled transsexual is the latest target in Horizon House, Dr. Natalie Price's Boston facility for convicts making a transition to their release. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Elise Blackwell
Released: April 15, 2003

"Ambitiously conceived, carefully planned, impeccably researched—but, like a kind of term-paper-novel, curiously unmoving."
Blackwell's little slip of a debut derives from the life of the real biologist and geneticist Nikolai Vavilov as it tells the story of a fictional scientist who survives the siege of Leningrad and life under Stalinism. Read full book review >

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YOUR ROOTS ARE SHOWING by Elise Chidley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2008

"Lizzie is simply too common—a binge-eating, exhausted mom who longs to write children's books. Yawn."
Miserable suburban mum grapples with her unraveling marriage in this debut novel about the disappointments of motherhood. Read full book review >

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THE LOWER QUARTER by Elise Blackwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"An artful, gritty love story, eulogy, and survivor narrative for the city of New Orleans post-Katrina."
A man arrives in post-Katrina New Orleans, looking to solve the mystery of a missing painting and a related murder. What he finds is nothing less than love, sacrifice, survival, genius, depravity, and hope. Read full book review >

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Released: May 27, 2014

"Sax has done his homework—and probably put on a few pounds. A solid overview of trendsetting foods brought to life with colorful examples."
How does an obscure flavor featured one day in a trendy, high-end cocktail become a leading component of grocery-store barbecue sauce the next year? Read full book review >