Search Results: "Emma McLaughlin"


BOOK REVIEW

EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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EMMA by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"In less capable hands, it could all seem clunky and crass. Instead, McCall Smith has written a delightfully droll, thoughtful novel that reflects on money's enduring role in relationships as well as on the nature of this meddlesome heroine's long-lived appeal."
In the latest installment of the Austen Project, McCall Smith (The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe, 2014, etc.) catapults snobbish matchmaker Emma Woodhouse into the 21st century.Read full book review >

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THE FIRST AFFAIR by Emma McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A dishy, sometimes somber, scandalous tale of what happens when you fall in love with the president of the United States."
The authors of The Nanny Diaries have written a transparent account of the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal through the perspective of the female protagonist. Read full book review >

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NANNY RETURNS by Emma McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Never delivers the juicy satisfaction of its precursor."
In this sequel to The Nanny Diaries (2002), Nan Hutchinson moves back to Manhattan and finds herself once more ensnared in the dysfunctional, über-rich world of her former charge. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN YOU AND ME by Nicola Kraus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"White girl problems."
A down-on-her-luck NYC girl gets a taste of the limelight when she becomes personal assistant to a rock-star relative. Read full book review >

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THE NANNY DIARIES by Emma McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sometimes farcical, largely sincere—and ultimately trivial."
Rich parents, neglected brats, an overworked caregiver. Read full book review >

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OVER YOU by Emma McLaughlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"The whole chick-lit package, upscale. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Sophisticated chick-lit for the hip consumer of teen fashion magazines, this comedy-drama hits all the in-crowd buttons. Read full book review >

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THE REAL REAL by Emma McLaughlin
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"The authors' name recognition (The Nanny Diaries, 2002, etc.) should guarantee some sales. (Fiction. YA)"
Jesse is convinced her senior year will be nothing short of pathetically normal until she's picked to be one of the six stars of The Real Hampton Beach, a reality show filming in her town. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN GIRL by Emma McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Many, many funny lines, somewhat incoherent plot. But Girl's job-hunting woes will resonate with lots of readers."
A feminist fable (with a heroine named Girl) from The Nanny Diaries (2002) team. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A GROWN-UP by Emma McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015

"Such a cupcake of a book, it feels like you're doing something more self-indulgent than reading."
Ditched by her actor husband, a Manhattan mom takes a job at an Internet startup run by rude club kids with MBAs. Read full book review >

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DEDICATION by Emma McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"Bittersweet coming-of-age tale with flashes of wit and an especially sympathetic heroine."
A young woman gets the chance to confront the now world-famous rock star who broke her heart 13 years ago, and who went on to write a series of deeply personal songs about her. Read full book review >

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OH, EMMA by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A welcome change from tales about upper-middle-class professionals. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Emma enjoys her friends in the projects, but her family's three-bedroom apartment is too small and they can't have pets. Read full book review >