Search Results: "Erin Jade Lange"


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DEAD ENDS by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"There's less here than meets the eye. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Dane's anger management issues (he blows off steam beating up the rich kids who taunt him at his Columbia, Mo., high school) have caught up with him; to avoid expulsion and exile to the alternative school, he agrees to mentor Billy D., a student with Down syndrome. Read full book review >

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REBEL, BULLY, GEEK, PARIAH by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"It's a broad emotional story with interesting bits and pieces, but it doesn't work as a whole. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the rebellious Andi draws good-girl Sam out of her comfort zone and to a party in the woods, the pair encounters bellicose brothers York and Boston. Read full book review >

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BUTTER by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Rubbernecking the train wreck that is Butter's last meal makes for an uncomfortably thought-provoking read. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Butter gets good grades and plays smooth-as-butter jazz sax, but he is defined by both himself and his peers by his weight. Read full book review >

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JADE by Gwen Davis
Released: May 14, 1991

"Davis hasn't managed to infuse her no-show plot with sense or suspense or to create characters worth caring for; in fact, the only thing there's no dearth of here is soft-core porn."
Herein, an effort by Davis (The Princess and the Pauper, Silk Lady, etc.) to meld the crime and glitz fiction genres, using as glue a Kama Sutra of kinky sex, a sampan full of off- kilter characters, and an exotic backdrop—Hong Kong, ``a city on the edge, emotionally and geographically,'' approaching its l997 unification with mainland China. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA LANGE by Elizabeth Partridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Still, this compendium is respectfully assembled and nicely documented. (Partridge has produced a companion film to accompany the book.)"
A general introduction to the life and work of photojournalist Lange that draws on family remembrances, scholarly evaluations, and a handsome picture portfolio. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA LANGE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A fine introduction to an important American artist. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"One of the leading documentary photographers of the twentieth century" comes to life in Weatherford's latest historical work. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA LANGE by Linda Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"A rigorously constructed, entertaining biography."
Riveting portrait of one of America's most renowned photographers. Read full book review >

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Released: July 24, 1978

"Then, out of the mass of minutiae, Lange will suddenly reappear—to say to visiting photographer Robert Frank, on her deathbed: 'I just photographed you.'"
If the Sontag/feminist fix on photography boosts Milton Meltzer's conscientious investigation of Dorothea Lange's life and work, so much the better: she was an instinctive, articulate photographer (who chose her metier before she clicked a shutter) and a major force in establishing the documentary tradition. Read full book review >

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RED JADE by Henry Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A sharp mix of action, post-Wire procedural and cultural commentary aimed squarely at readers who aren't overly attached to happy, or even conclusive, endings."
Detective Jack Yu, who seems destined never to get out of Chinatown (Year of the Dog, 2008, etc.), catches a case that takes him all the way across the country—to Seattle's Chinatown. Read full book review >

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BOLD SONS OF ERIN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Parry clearly loves writing about earlier generations on his native turf, and this time he gives us greater suspense than in Honor's Kingdom."
Fifth in the hauntingly rich Abel Jones Civil War series, following Honor's Kingdom and the more recent non-Jones Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales (2002). Read full book review >