Search Results: "Elizabeth Quan"


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 >

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DIARY OF A MARRIED CALL GIRL by Tracy Quan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"If a Nancy Chan franchise actually looms on the horizon, this happy hooker will need to learn some new tricks."
In this uninspired sequel (Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, 2001), Quan's proud prostitute heroine simply goes back for sloppy seconds. Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF A MANHATTAN CALL GIRL by Tracy Quan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2001

"The matter-of-fact descriptions of sex as a job are decidedly un-erotic, but Nancy does seem to enjoy her work, which she takes more seriously than most readers will."
An avowedly autobiographical debut novel based heavily on Quan's erstwhile column for Salon ("Nancy Chan": July 1999 to February 2000). 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

HONEY SANDWICH by Elizabeth Honey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Though this collection clearly crosses over the boundaries of appropriateness and good taste in several instances, there are those children who will enjoy the humor, both sweet and tart. (Poetry. 7-10)"
This illustrated collection of 54 poems, about half of them rhyming, was originally published a decade ago in Australia. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Holistic Therapies for Adults with Neck Pain by Elizabeth Meuser
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"A useful guide for open-minded readers looking for new ways to treat pain."
An overview of alternative and complementary treatments for neck pain. Read full book review >

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SHE WEEPS EACH TIME YOU'RE BORN by Quan Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"While Barry's beautiful, transporting novel sometimes verges on the opaque, it pays resonant tribute to the uncounted dead below the surface of a convulsed nation."
A magical child pulled from her mother's coffin observes and embodies Vietnam's tragic 20th-century history. Read full book review >

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OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY by Elizabeth Hammill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Never mind far away, keep this collection close by. (Poetry. 1-8)"
A sumptuous multicultural collection of nursery rhymes includes art by over 70 illustrators. Read full book review >

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DEAD UPON A TIME by Elizabeth Paulson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Fairy-tale retellings grow like briar hedges; there's no reason to read this one when so many better efforts exist. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A mishmash of fairy-tale influences and images underlies this debut. Read full book review >