Search Results: "Eva Scognamiglio"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICAL TISSUES by Eva Scognamiglio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2013

"This story is shallow, and the interactivity is weak. Perhaps Arianna should use the remaining tissue to wish for a more substantive app. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An enchanted pack of hankies grants wishes to a sick little girl. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST... by Eva Montanari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 12, 2007

"Surreal acrylic, oil and pencil illustrations place Alice in a dreamlike landscape of twisted architecture, warped perspective and fantastical creatures as she explores the relative merits of book versus doll as the perfect present. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Disappointed with her birthday present, a little girl pretends she got what she wanted. Read full book review >

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FISH ON A WALK by Eva Muggenthaler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Pleasant diversions for younger talespinners. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A German surrealist debuts on this side of the Atlantic with a set of independent scenes that will give wings to flights of imagination. Read full book review >

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THE AWESOME by Eva Darrows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2015

"Maggie's adventurous baptism-by-undead provides enough complications to set up a sequel—readers will not want to wait long for it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
An apprentice monster hunter will never be promoted if she doesn't get her freak on. Read full book review >

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DEAD LITTLE MEAN GIRL by Eva Darrows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"Another smart, savage winner from the author of The Awesome (2015). (Fiction. 13-16)"
What begins as a dark comedy, with a viciously cruel cheerleader found dead (clad only in a coconut-shell bra and a grass miniskirt), takes a surprise flashback turn into raw emotional honesty. Read full book review >

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THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS by Eva Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2006

"Breezy, young period entertainment."
Well-bred young people prepare for happy futures. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A remarkable book. (One map)"
In a superb successor to her impressive personal memoir, Lost in Translation (1988), Hoffman chronicles two trips taken a year apart to de-Sovietized East Europe—touring her native Poland, as well as Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Read full book review >

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TIME by Eva Hoffman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"A lucid essay with which to while away a couple hours."
A slender meditation on the ticking clock by memoirist and novelist Hoffman (Appassionata, 2009, etc.), a self-confessed "chronophobiac." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 1994

"A much-needed resource for any woman whose partner is one of the 50 million American men experiencing sexual difficulties."
The director of New York City's Center for Sexual Recovery attacks ignorance about normal sexual functioning that causes men to panic and women to blame themselves when intercourse goes off course. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"One-stop shopping for advice on improving your outward appearance—a must read for beauty-school hopefuls."
An inside look into the beauty business with easy-to-follow tips for amateurs. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET by Eva Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"As can happen in philosophically inclined science fiction, the issues are more fully explored than the characters; but when those issues include the nature of reality and the location of the human soul, it's not such a drawback."
Set in 2022, this impressive first novel by nonfiction author Hoffman (Shtetl, 1997, etc.) sketches a creepily plausible near-future in which her protagonist experiences a very 21st-century identity crisis. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR SUMMER by Eva Ibbotson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Fluff, but high-quality fluff."
The molasses runs as deep—and sweet—as the Danube in this romantic drama set in an Austrian boarding school on the eve of Hitler's invasion. Read full book review >