Search Results: "Emily Bernard"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"The development of literature by and about African-Americans owes its birth to Van Vechten, and Bernard ably brings him to life."
We tend to think of jazz as the center of the Harlem Renaissance, but music was only a small part. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2001

"All in all, a fine addition to American literary scholarship."
Letters illuminating the lives of the great African-American poet and his forgotten literary champion. Read full book review >

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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Story Time
Bonus Factors:
 Time Travel, Adoption, Supporting Cast
Relationship Status: Honeymoon Stage

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Do you ever wish that books received similar treatment as TV or movies? Not only ...


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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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THE SPIRITS WITHIN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Signs of You by Emily France

Cover Story: Popular on Instagram

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Spiritual Suspense

Bonus Factor: Religious Mystery

Relationship Status: Kindred Spirits

 

Cover Story: Popular on Instagram

This cover image definitely looks like an image one might stumble across on Instagram’s Explore page. That’s not to say ...


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SHE'S NOT THERE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 0

Talky Talk: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Bonus Factors: 1960s, Serial Killers

Relationship Status: What Is and What Should Never Be

 

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

The only thing that saves this from being a generic “pretty ...


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THE LAST, THE FIRST, THE BEST
by Julie Danielson

Because it’s the holidays, I had some down time this week to look through some early-2017 picture book releases. At the same time, however, 2016 isn’t quite over yet, so today I’m going to tell you about two expertly crafted picture books – one out this week in the last gasp of this year and one that hits bookshelves just ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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EMILY MIDORIKAWA & EMMA CLAIRE SWEENEY
by Megan Labrise

Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney forged a friendship based on mutual admiration and the same aim: to become a (published) writer.

They met as English language teachers in rural Japan in the summer of 2001. Over the years, they workshopped one another’s stories, shared publishing opportunities, taught together, and encouraged one another to keep writing.

“We’d had some successes ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BENEATH THE STONE by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Map; pronunciation guide; note about the Zapotecs. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
In appealing, handsomely composed color photos and a brief but informatative text, a portrait of Leodegario Vicente Golan Ruiz (``Leo'') and his large family, whose tapetes (rugs or hangings) are ``famous throughout Mexico.'' At six, Leo is already a weaver of ``small tapetes in simple patterns.'' Wolf details his typical day (including school), tells how his family celebrates ``The Days of the Dead'' and other holidays, and depicts visits to the ancient capital of the Zapotecs (their ``impressive culture'' was one of several that were flourishing when the Spaniards arrived in A.D. 1519) and to a market (Leo's work sells quickly, but the low price two of his mother's tapetes bring is matter of concern to these hardworking people). Read full book review >

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EVIE AND MARGIE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"Fans of Lyle might wonder why with tears as the motif, Waber didn't go for the innuendo and make the characters crocodiles? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evie and Margie are best friends; they do everything together, even dreaming of becoming actors. Read full book review >