Search Results: "Erika Robuck"


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FALLEN BEAUTY by Erika Robuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Well-written and insightful, with Millay in particular a fascinatingly complex character."
Robuck follows her portrait of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald's turbulent marriage (Callme Zelda, 2013) with another stormy literary portrait—Edna St. Vincent Millay and her relationships with both men and women. Read full book review >

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CALL ME ZELDA by Erika Robuck
Released: May 7, 2013

"Although Robuck occasionally succumbs to a cloying sentimentality, she usually succeeds in skirting the soap-opera aspects of her subject matter."
Yet another addition to what is becoming a gracious plenty of novels and biographies focusing on the Scott-Zelda relationship. Read full book review >

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ERIKA-SAN by Allen Say
by Allen Say, illustrated by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2009

"Expert angles and a touching sense of stillness make this piece visually masterful even while conceptually disquieting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Say's hallmark watercolors, beautifully composed and superbly detailed, illustrate this slightly unsettling shift of homeland. Read full book review >

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WHAT ERIKA WANTS by Bruce Clements
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 8, 2005

"The result shines through as the portrait of a real girl emerging from a life controlled by others into the beginnings of a life of her own. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Clements serves up a touching, realistic portrait of a shy high-school girl trapped between dueling parents. Read full book review >

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THE CABBAGE SOUP SOLUTION by Erika Oller
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A clever story about cultivation, in more ways than one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Elsie lives a simple life on a small farm where she grows many vegetables, but growing cabbages is what she does best. Read full book review >

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AZAD'S CAMEL by Erika Pal
Kirkus Star
by Erika Pal, illustrated by Erika Pal
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Her heart-tugging tale also folds in a succinct social-studies lesson, and a brief afterword explains the controversial 'sport' of camel racing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A kidnapped orphan races away to freedom. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA by Erika Lee
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A powerful, timely story told with method and dignity."
A sweeping study of the fastest growing group in the United States that underscores the shameful racist regard white Americans have long held for Asian immigrants. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON NOTEBOOK by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Here's hoping the sequel jumps the pond soon. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Wouldn't it be great if magic spells worked? Maybe…not. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH CLASS by Erika Hayasaki
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"These assignments invite readers to consider the essential question of Bowe's course—and Hayasaki's book: How can we learn to celebrate life?"
In the genre of uplifting books about inspiring people, former Los Angeles Times reporter Hayasaki (Literary Journalism/Univ. of California, Irvine) offers a portrait of Norma Bowe, a psychiatric nurse and teacher at Kean University, whose "Death in Perspective" class has changed the lives of some of her most vulnerable students. Read full book review >

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FAIR GAME by Erika Tamar
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Well wrought and compelling. (Fiction. 14+)"
Straight from the headlines: members of a Long Island high- school football team sexually abuse a retarded girl. Read full book review >

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LUCKY YOU by Erika Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A melancholy, elliptical tale of friendship and alienation in the South."
Three college friends experiment with an off-the-grid commune in rural Arkansas but struggle to find stability in the Project—or in one another. Read full book review >