Search Results: "Elizabeth Messina"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER LINING by Hollye Jacobs
NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2014

"A dignified, intensely personal journey of survival."
A two-year ordeal with breast cancer conveyed with frank prose and stunning photography. Read full book review >

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PREJUDICE & PRIDE by Lynn Messina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"An imaginative and witty retelling of universally acknowledged truths."
Messina (The Bolingbroke Chit, 2015, etc.) reimagines a classic in her gender-bending, modern-day take on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

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FASHIONISTAS by Lynn Messina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"A few funny lines, but the dispirited tone sinks it fast."
Debut by freelance copyeditor Messina, a magazine-world insider (InStyle, Metropoilitan Home, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Individually slight, as a volume the stories give a pretty devastating picture of Sicilian life in the early 20th century."
Messina, who died in her late 40s in 1944, was a rarity, a woman from Sicily who wrote about the impoverished reality of Sicilian women's lives. 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

A B SEE by Elizabeth Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"While the tiny images will make this a challenge for young babies, the large number of objects to identify means they will return to it again and again as their vocabularies expand. (Board book. 1-4)"
Hundreds of tiny, subtly raised images to study and name make a lovely, tactile alphabet book that can be enjoyed far longer than most ABC books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE MOONGATE by Elizabeth Quan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A fragmentary memoir, but warm, humorous and engaging overall. (afterword, with photo of Popo) (Illustrated memoir. 6-9)"
Anecdotal paintings and reminiscences of two childhood years spent in China, by an artist now in her 90s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT'S NOT A DAFFODIL! by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Sure to bring a smile, if not an actual daffodil. (Picture book. 3-6)"
You can't judge a flower by its bulb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUINCEAÑERA by Elizabeth King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"With plenty of historical background, and also available in Spanish (0-525-45844-1), this has appeal for a wide audience. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
The artful blend of photography and text combine to provide a poignant glimpse into the lives of two young Latina women, Cindy Chavez and Suzan Preito, as they ceremoniously enter adulthood. Read full book review >