Search Results: "Grace Mirabella"


BOOK REVIEW

IN AND OUT OF VOGUE by Grace Mirabella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Occasionally the sad tale of a fashion victim, but most often an interesting, chatty view of the trenches at CondÇ Nast and in women's journalism. (32 b&w pictures, not seen) (Author tour)"
By turns amusing, enlightening, and plaintive, the former kid from Newark who became editor of Vogue remembers her rise and explains her fallwith a little dishing on the side. Read full book review >

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LISSY’S FRIENDS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Instructions for origami paper crane appended. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lissy feels alone with no friends at her new school. Read full book review >

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OLVINA SWIMS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A refreshing dive into a common anxiety with an uplifting message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bird Convention has ended and it's time for vacation in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETHEART by Angelina Mirabella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A powerful tale of a person's capacity for reinvention, without the fakery."
Debut novelist Mirabella delivers a powerful blow with her coming-of-age story set in the world of women's professional wrestling in 1953. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LBD: IT’S A GIRL THING by Grace Dent
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A Rennison imitation, or in LBD terms, not quite as big a 'fat sack of flatulent poo-flavored mess' as it starts out to be. (Fiction. YA)"
Stymied from attending the Astlebury Music Festival by their parents, three British girls in Year 9—they call themselves Les Bambinos Dangereuses—decide to have their own. Read full book review >

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WHAT A LADY NEEDS FOR CHRISTMAS by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A touching and sensual holiday charmer."
An aristocratic heiress trying to escape social ruin is aided by an attractive businessman who offers her the shelter of marriage, though neither expects the venture to end in love. Read full book review >

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TEENAGERS by Grace Palladino
NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 1996

"Replete with statistics, first-person accounts, and extensive footnotes, this is the first social history to follow Beaver and Wally's devolution into Beavis and Butt-Head."
A direct, droll, but disturbing social history of American teenagers and their value in the marketplace. Read full book review >

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PIGGY MONK SQUARE by Grace Jolliffe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2005

"A poised and melancholy portrait that doesn't quite transcend its familiar coming-of-age themes."
A cautionary tale set in one of the bleakest corners of England in the 1970s, narrated by a nine-year-old girl who's growing up fast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rising From the Mire by Christine Grace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"Affecting yet inspiring in its positivity."
This collection of insightful, emotionally intuitive short stories by Grace succeeds in honoring the resilience of women around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED THREAD by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This is a splendid addition to the adoption category, but perfectly wonderful for any reader who likes stories that tug at the heartstrings. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A red thread connects those who are destined to be together, according to the ancient Chinese belief. Read full book review >