Search Results: "Emily Fox Gordon"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOK OF DAYS by Emily Fox Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Despite some repetition of detail among the essays, each is a standalone gem."
A literary late bloomer blossoms in this collection of personal essays. Read full book review >

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IT WILL COME TO ME by Emily Fox Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"A well-observed and poignant exploration of middle-aged angst."
Frustrated philosophy professor's wife is shaken out of her inertia when a popular young author joins the faculty. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU HAPPY? by Emily Fox Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2006

"A wistful coming-of-age tale."
The prequel to Gordon's Mockingbird Years (2000), which told of her life in and out of therapy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMZAT AND HIS BROTHERS by Paula Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Not to be missed. (Folklore. 8-12)"
A fine novelist passes along three stories told by Floriano Vecchi, born near Bologna (who heard them from his grandfather, b. 1850, who got them from his), explaining that these tales survive—with changes and additions in each generation—though Florian's village was destroyed in WW II. 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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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Annotated bibliography; index and b&w maps and photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
In the ``Portraits of the Nations'' series, a fine, comprehensive overview of a leading Latin American country. Read full book review >

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THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE by Janet Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"An original, clever, page-turning adventure. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
During the Blitz, 12-year-old Londoner Kat, along with two younger siblings and an American boy, is sent to a distant relative's Scottish castle, where they confront evils both old and contemporary. Read full book review >

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KALEIDOSCOPE SONG by Fox Benwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"The denouement gathers together some strings of hope; this is an achingly real, heartbreaking, and important read. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A young black woman in Khayelitsha, South Africa, falls in love with another woman in this lyrical work of contemporary fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"Not even the excellent reportage rescues this account from the status of an overinflated, albeit remarkable, feature from a Sunday magazine."
An extended burrow through the sands covering a Middle Eastern murder. Read full book review >