Search Results: "Eliza Factor"


BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE BEAUTY by Eliza Factor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A frank, compassionate, and highly detailed account of the roller-coaster ride of caring for a disabled, autistic child."
Factor (Love Maps, 2015, etc.) chronicles life with her nonverbal son Felix, who is autistic and physically disabled. Read full book review >

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THE MERCURY FOUNTAIN by Eliza Factor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"Factor develops her characters in entertaining ways while building a novel of social realism."
In the early years of the 20th century, Owen Scraperton tries to establish a Utopian community around a Mercury mine in the hardscrabble landscape of southwest Texas, but his efforts, not surprisingly, wind up in failure. Read full book review >

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PEKA-BOO by Eliza Feely
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"EWSLUGp2007. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A late bloomer the size of a mosquito but with a personality as big as all outdoors wings across the pond from Australia to explain how life surrounded by much larger sibs goes from being "no skip in the bush" to "fluttering skippity" thanks to the discovery of an outsize singing voice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A squandered opportunity to make a trenchant, constructive critique of U.S. unions."
An errant stab at vilifying government-employee unions as an elemental cause behind national woes. Read full book review >

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LETTER LUNCH by Eliza Gutiérrez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"This recipe spells out delicious wordplay and appreciation. (Alphabet picture book. 6-8)"
Hold onto your vowels and get ready for an alphabetic romp—graphic style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"An uneven but useful handbook for those looking to understand the roots of conservatism and the contours of the contemporary movement."
Prominent conservatives speak out about their movement's convictions, history and heroes. Read full book review >

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THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A harrowing, pulpy page-turner along the compulsive lines of Flowers in the Attic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl struggles to break the cultlike bonds tying her and her siblings to their tyrannical, religious father. Read full book review >

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MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS by Eliza Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2013

"Children might enjoy the round, tiny lady as she reads to her seeds by firefly light or sets them afloat from her leaf boat, but a far better choice would be Mrs. Spitzer's Garden, by Edith Pattou and illustrated by Tricia Tusa (2001). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Wheeler has a graceful way with the petals and fronds of her imaginary landscape but a harder time with the logic and metaphor of the story. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN by Eliza Osborne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Still, it's intelligent and quite moving in its way."
A modern young woman's experiences on the road to Damascus—which, in her case, turns out to be I—80. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD HOME by Eliza Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 1997

"Though often endearing, Thomas is inexplicably vague about the time frame, the cabin's location, when she adopted Amelia, and other areas that might have drawn the reader closer. (Author tour)"
Knowing that she ``badly needed a change'' after years of odd jobs and lousy apartments, Thomas purchased an old Boy Scout cabin on four acres in rural Vermont. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"An important ongoing venture in the West's attempts to understand the conflicts of this region."
Stories of strife and self-identity around the beltway just north of the Equator, from Africa to Indonesia, where Christianity and Islam have shared an uneasy 1,500-year history. Read full book review >