Search Results: "Elizabeth Matthews"


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 >

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FIRST BALLET by Deanna Caswell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Even a ballet warhorse—perhaps especially this one—deserves better treatment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
One sure gift of the Christmas season is the annual ritual of picture books in which grandmother takes granddaughter to the ballet for the first time to see The Nutcracker. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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THE FIXES by Owen Matthews
Released: Aug. 3, 2016

"A fast-moving tale of obsession and redemption. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Capilano High School student Eric Connelly finds that first love can have explosive consequences. Read full book review >

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FAR FROM HEAVEN by Greg Matthews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 27, 1997

Keith Moody's lucky year just might be 1941. Read full book review >

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HER BOYFRIEND'S BONES by Jeanne Matthews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"Politically savvy, but overstuffed with plots and bios of Greek deities. And Dinah (Bonereapers, 2012, etc.) could do with a verve implant."
A romantic getaway turns sinister. Read full book review >

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COME TO DUST by Greg Matthews
Released: July 2, 1998

"Lacking the shaky edge of Keith's first appearance, this easy-riding sequel reads like an unedited brainstorming session on Empire's aptly named Writer's Block."
Fired from his screenwriting stint at Empire Productions (Far From Heaven, 1997), Keith Moody's settled down to marriage and a humdrum career as a novelist till WWII is over. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"A brief, enthralling history of a specific place and time, and of an enduring American idea."
The story of America's first hippie commune, as well as American utopianism from the Mayflower to the 1960s and beyond. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2015

"An engaging, though unpolished tale of an ice age migration."
An epic novel examines a possible prehistoric immigration to the Americas. Read full book review >

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RED SPARROW by Jason Matthews
Released: May 14, 2013

"The author's CIA background and the smart dialogue make this an entertaining tale for spy-novel enthusiasts."
Matthews' first novel, a globe-trotting spy thriller, features enough action to satisfy even the most demanding of adrenaline junkies. Read full book review >