Search Results: "Erica Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

HAPPIER ENDINGS by Erica Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"The answers these people have earned are by no means applicable to every reader, but their questions, and how they wrestle with them, provide a great deal of insight."
A guidebook to becoming comfortable with death ahead of its actual occurrence. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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ALL IS NOT LOST
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman

Cover Story: In the Clouds
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Heavy, Yet Hopeful
Anti-Bonus Factor: Suicide
Relationship Status: Here For You

Trigger Warning: Teach Me to Forget deals with attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, cutting, severe depression, how suicide affects the people who are ...


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ERICA ARMSTRONG DUNBAR
by Gregory McNamee

On May 21, 1796, a young African-American woman slipped out the door of her owner’s mansion in Philadelphia and made her way to a ship that would carry her to then-distant New Hampshire—not to freedom, exactly, since slavery was still legal there, but far enough away that she might eventually be forgotten by the master.

Ona Judge had lived all ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
by Julie Danielson

I’ve seen quite a handful of new picture books lately starring dogs, such as Maria Gianferrari’s Hello Goodbye Dog, a spirited tribute to therapy dogs and classroom-reader dogs, illustrated by Patrice Barton, as well as Found Dogs, a sunny counting book for very young children from Erica Sirotich where shelter dogs are united with new family members. Those are but ...


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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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TORN by Erica  O'Rourke
Released: July 1, 2011

"The admirable ambition of this novel makes up for its uneven patches. (discussion questions) (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
A disrupted magical prophecy pits fate against choice in O'Rourke's debut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"There is not a lot compelling in either plot or characterization, and the story comes to an end rather than a climax, waiting for the next installment. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Elissa, age 13, wonders who her parents are. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

In a useful but dutiful collection, Stux offers brief biographies of eight women who made recognized contributions to the arts during the 20th century. Read full book review >