Search Results: "Elizabeth Graver"


BOOK REVIEW

AWAKE by Elizabeth Graver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2004

"A misstep in a fine writer's otherwise impressive career. Wait for Graver's next one."
Graver's earnest third novel (after The Honey Thief, 1999, etc.) records the ordeals, and multiple "awakenings," of a family tested by incurable childhood illness. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU SEEN ME? by Elizabeth Graver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Some of these first appeared in Seventeen, Southern Review, and Street Songs."
Winner of the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, selected this year by Richard Ford: a first collection of ten stories notable for their lyrical accounts of children and young adults managing to survive emotionally in an unstable or painful world. Read full book review >

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UNRAVELLING by Elizabeth Graver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1997

"A familiar old tale told by an author who doesn't make it new, but much of the time makes it lovely, vivid, and touching. (Quality Paperback Book Club selection; $50,000 ad/promo)"
A Drue Heinz winner for her stories (Have You Seen Me?, 1991), Graver offers a debut novel about a 19th-century New Hampshire farm girl who goes off to the fabric mills of Lowell, Mass., finds herself pregnant and abandoned † la Tess Durbeyfield, then returns home to live a life of remorse and penance ever after. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"A lovely family portrait: elegiac yet contemporary, formal yet intimate."
This multigenerational story of a privileged family's vacations on Massachusetts' Buzzards Bay is as much about the place as the people. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DIFFERENT LIKE COCO by Elizabeth Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The endpapers are covered with quotations from Chanel: 'Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury.' (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
With an economy of storyline and a strong sense of style, Matthews distills the contradictory life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel into a neat and fashionable package. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUARE CAT by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"An easygoing entrée to learning about diverse viewpoints and experiences among peers. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Eula is a square cat that wants to be round. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"An endearing adaptation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dahlie (Henrietta, 1999) updates the classic Aesop fable with understated humor and delicately detailed watercolors. Read full book review >

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NATURAL TREASURES FIELD GUIDE FOR KIDS by Elizabeth Biesiot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

A field guide, published in cooperation with the Denver Museum of Natural History, that encourages children to observe plants and animals in nature throughout the year. Read full book review >