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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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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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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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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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 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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VENUS AND THE COMETS by Erika Tamar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Venus Maguire, aging child model, longs for something more. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS I DID LAST SUMMER by Erika Tamar
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A book that should win a wide readership among mature YAs. (Fiction. 14+)"
Andy Szabo (The Truth About Kim O'Hara, 1992), spending the summer before senior year at a cottage in the Hamptons, has two aspirations: to succeed in his job at the local newspaper and to lose his virginity. Read full book review >

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GOOD FENCES by Erika Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Ellis has an appealing style and doesn—t resort to easy answers or platitudes—a combination that makes for a promising debut."
A first-novelist's in-depth look at a black family's move into a white world. Read full book review >