Search Results: "Gene Weingarten"


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ME & DOG by Gene Weingarten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A rare if not unwelcome agnostic rumination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The misplaced worship of man's best friend perturbs its young master. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2010

"Every page is a pleasure."
A sparkling collection of features by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist. Read full book review >

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BAD GIRLS WITH PERFECT FACES by Lynn Weingarten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A teen love story that flits through a titillating social scene and wanders into a murky moral swamp. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A love triangle takes a turn for the dark. Read full book review >

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SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS by Lynn Weingarten
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Provides some tense moments but ultimately disappoints. (Suspense. 14-18)"
Quiet but tough June investigates the apparent suicide by fire of her wild former best friend, Delia. Read full book review >

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WHEREVER NINA LIES by Lynn Weingarten
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Sibling loyalty, quirky characters, misplaced trust and the very questionable kindness of a stranger guarantee a riveting read. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
In this gripping debut novel, a compulsive cross-country quest for her missing older sister leads 16-year-old Ellie to the terrifying truth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Still, an outspoken and highly personal account of the difficult task of being a mother."
Family therapist Weingarten digs beneath society's expectations and its image of the perfect mother to examine the question of how a woman can be a parent and still retain her individual ``voice,'' speaking and evolving as the person she really is. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"An exciting and inspirational must-read that begs a sequel. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
High-school temptresses wield magic to emancipate a lovelorn girl from her pain in this finely wrought tale. Read full book review >

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THE PICTURE HISTORY OF GREAT BUILDINGS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Introductory and summary remarks express the author's hopeful concern for future 'careful planning' and building of 'eco-friendly' cities. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Chock-full of facts and decorated with sketches of more than 100 great buildings, this whirlwind world tour provides an introductory reference to architecture. Read full book review >

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JACK THE TRIPPER by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Wodehouse with a dash of Gorey. (Picture book. 6-11)"
Devilish deeds at Benjamin Dizzie Elementary School. Read full book review >

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DEAR DEER by Gene Baretta
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Beware: Children will gain not only prowess in recognizing homophones but also the ability to produce bad puns! (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the tradition of Fred Gwynne's A Chocolate Moose for Dinner (1976) comes this comic tale replete with homophones. Read full book review >

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NEO LEO by Gene Barretta
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Energetic, engaging and eclectic—just like its subject. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
In a format similar to his Now and Ben (2003), Barretta points out the links between one man's genius and the development of a varied catalogue of creations. Read full book review >