Search Results: "Erica Bauermeister"


BOOK REVIEW

JOY FOR BEGINNERS by Erica Bauermeister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Toothless. A neatly crafted reworking of a cozy, sentimental formula."
A soft-centered celebration of female friendship and endurance follows a group of women facing challenges set by a cancer-survivor. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL OF ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS by Erica Bauermeister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The stifling humidity of the prose will push a lot of readers out of this kitchen."
Take a batch of characters, toss them into one cooking class, glaze heavily with folk wisdom. Read full book review >

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THE LOST ART OF MIXING by Erica Bauermeister
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"So robust and resilient are Bauermeister's characters that readers may wish she had challenged them with thornier dilemmas."
A Seattle chef and her circle of friends cope with life's pivotal moments. Read full book review >

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BRAVE LITTLE RACCOON by Erica Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Tries to be an obedience tale but functions better as a well-painted homage to childhood bravery in the big natural world. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wolf's pretty acrylics light Little Raccoon's accidental night in the woods alone. Read full book review >

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FOUND DOGS by Erica Sirotich
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"An unusual counting book that goes beyond the basics, providing opportunities to reread and recount in different ways. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Friendly dogs from an animal shelter are the smiling stars of this counting book, progressing from one dog to 10 and then counting back down from 10 to one. Read full book review >

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IN DREAMS by Erica Orloff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Solid. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
Orloff mixes suspense, romance and Greek mythology to tell the tale of a 16-year-old girl who learns that her dreams might kill her. Read full book review >

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BOUND by Erica  O'Rourke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2012

"Jam-packed with meaty storylines, spot-on pacing, an active heroine and the strongest romance yet, this ending will thrill fans of the series. (discussion questions) (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Mo must play all sides, magical and mob, in this complex trilogy conclusion. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 24, 2008

"While tiresome and plodding, with little characterization and clunky dialogue, anyone who got through the first part of the story will probably want to know what happens next (although they can probably guess). (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Elissa's (endless) quest, which just kind of...stopped at the end of Book One, continues at a stately pace in Book Two. Read full book review >

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ILLUMINATED by Erica Orloff
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A beach read that might inspire an interest in history. (Romance. 12-17)"
The hunt for the origins of a medieval tome sets the backdrop for revelations and romance in a Boston teen's savvy first-person tale. Read full book review >

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DON'T FEED THE TROLLS by Erica Kudisch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2017

"A contemporary romance that will pleasantly surprise readers willing to try a new type of heroine."
Being a woman online is difficult—even for a duchess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wagner—knowledgeable, perceptive, and wise—guides us gracefully through Hughes's poems so that we see with a new clarity his responses to his life with Plath, and to her lamentable death. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The literary editor of the Times (of London) revisits the oft-told lives of Hughes and Plath, focusing on Hughes's Birthday Letters (1998), the volume he addressed to Plath shortly before his death. Read full book review >