Search Results: "Heather Cleary"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK by Sergio Chejfec
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A wistful, winding contemplation of that long dark night of the soul."
In this novel from Chejfec (The Planets, 2012, etc.), originally published in 2000 in the author's native Argentina, a man remembers his relationship with a factory worker whose life was different from his own. Read full book review >

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PRICKLES VS. THE DUST BUNNIES by Daniel Cleary
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A stiff, flat, lifeless knockoff. (Graphic picture book. 6-8)"
A neatnik cat repeatedly and fruitlessly orders dust bunnies to leave in this conspicuously uninspired domestic drama. Read full book review >

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RAMONA'S WORLD by Beverly Cleary
Released: Aug. 25, 1999

"While her book doesn't match what's in the newspapers, it's a timeless, serene alternative for children, especially those with less than happy realities. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ramona returns (Ramona Forever, 1988, etc.), and she's as feisty as ever, now nine-going-on-ten (or "zeroteen," as she calls it). Read full book review >

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FIFTEEN by Beverly Cleary
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 12, 1956

"It is very amusing, perceptive writing that tells much about being fifteen and should make marvellous reading for any girl who finds herself left out of things and normally irritated by the rest of the world."
From Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits and the third and fourth grade circuit, Beverly Cleary has moved into the teens to write a book about a girl and her first boy friend that is funny and grand because it doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is. Read full book review >

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MY OWN TWO FEET by Beverly Cleary
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 27, 1995

"In her, readers will find a character worthy of even Cleary's imagination. (Biography. 12+)"
Continuing her memoirs, begun so successfully in The Girl From Yamhill (1988), Cleary here covers the eventful years that began with her boarding a bus for junior college in California and ended with the publication of her first children's book in 1946. Read full book review >

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THE LUCKIEST GIRL by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1958

"That same balance of humor and understanding, and the calmly affirmative outlook which have distinguished Beverly Cleary's many successful books for younger readers, makes this a teen-age story, a cut above the average."
A sixteen-year-old girl gains perspective into herself and her family when she leaves her comfortable Oregon home and spends a year visiting with friends in California. Read full book review >

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Existentialism and Romantic Love by Skye Cleary
Released: March 28, 2015

"An excellent academic work that will enlighten readers looking for personal meaning in masterpieces of the existential movement."
An examination of romantic love and relationships through the lens of existential philosophy. Read full book review >

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SISTER OF THE BRIDE by Beverly Cleary
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 25, 1963

"404, J-232) and many other favorites."
Young daydreams of lacy, lack, formal weddings, eighteen-year old practicality, and sensible parental planning combine to form a plodding trek to the aisle. Read full book review >

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NOW AND THEN, AMEN by Jon Cleary
Released: Feb. 17, 1989

Australia's Inspector Scobie Malone (Dragons at the Party, etc.) quickly discovers that the dead nun on the whorehouse porch is the illegitimate granddaughter of Fingal Hourlgan, billionaire businessman, who barely knew her. Read full book review >

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BLEAK SPRING by Jon Cleary
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 1994

"A steadily absorbing plot with some untraditional facets, a clutch of well-drawn characters and a detective who continues to be warm, intelligent, and unsmug make Bleak Spring one of Cleary's best."
Veteran author Cleary's Australian Inspector Scobie Malone of Sydney's police force (Dark Summer, etc.) is grappling with the murder of small-time lawyer Will Rockne, shot in his car in the parking lot of a local beach club, his wife, Olive, only yards away. Read full book review >

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DARK SUMMER by Jon Cleary
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 1993

"Still, there's much to admire here, including two demanding father-son relationship and the tough-minded Scobie."
Who injected low-level informer Scungy Grime with a curare derivative and then tossed him in Inspector Scobie Malone's backyard pool? Read full book review >