Search Results: "Ingrid Croce"


BOOK REVIEW

I GOT A NAME by Ingrid Croce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A deeply candid look into the life and times of a talented artist."
Jim Croce's widow finally opens up about living, loving and making music with her late pop-star husband. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"In one of her more controversial essays, 'Discussing the Undiscussable,' Croce declares, 'Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love.' The library of anyone who shares this view is incomplete without her book."
This scintillating collection, comprising 109 of Croce's dance essays and reviews published in the New Yorker during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, presents a riveting three-decade panorama of Amerca's love affair with the terpsichorean arts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWITCH by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's a jumble, but one that's made up of feel-good set pieces. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this second sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Savvy (2008), the Beaumont family's unusual abilities turn inside out. Steep learning curves and near catastrophes ensue.Read full book review >

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SCUMBLE by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Not as much fun the second time around. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Law tries again—and much too hard—for the fizzy mix of hard-won character development and freewheeling family romp that earned Savvy (2008) a Newbery Honor. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF DREAMLAND by Ingrid Tomey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Few readers will care about any of the unattractive characters in this dreary tale from Tomey (Grandfather's Day, 1992, etc.): Julie is selfish and unpleasant; Loretta is cardboard; the Soluses are colorless; and Bagley is in service to the plot, and not a character at all. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Julie, 14, was adopted as an infant by the Soluses but is now consumed by the need to know her real parents. Read full book review >

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BRUTALITY by Ingrid Thoft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2015

"Fina's third adventure follows the pattern of the first two: fashion, fat, and sugar. But Thoft (Identity, 2014, etc.) is an entertaining storyteller, and her quirky protagonist's the equal of any male gumshoe."
A whirlwind of a Boston-based detective with a fluid sense of ethics finds answers for a grieving mother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2000

"Privileged young adults who can afford to tend to quality-of-life issues before bread-and-butter concerns may gain insights in these pages, but readers facing their first real financial responsibilities will discover little practical merit in Meyer's guidebook."
A breezy, convivial guide to the basics of post-college life, this debut primer is especially suited to well-heeled readers whose financial resources lessen their immediate need for gainful employment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2012

"A refreshing, humorous read that strikes a winning balance between chick lit and light mystery."
A fun-filled tale of new beginnings, sudden endings and the lighter side of the daily grind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN & DI by Ingrid Seward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A well-written, guilt-free treat for devoted royal family-watchers—whose numbers are, of course, legion."
A surprisingly fresh addition to the mountain of biographies of the late Princess of Wales—this one focusing on her relations with the Queen. Read full book review >

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ALL WE LEFT BEHIND by Ingrid Sundberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Older teens will be deeply moved by this romantic drama and its pairing of sensuality and grief. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two high school students from seemingly different worlds find that their intense chemistry is not the only thing that draws them together in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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CAT FOUND by Ingrid Lee
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The depth of Lee's concern for the animals is palpable, but her desire to deliver her message undercuts the effectiveness of her storytelling; for nuance, stick with Jerry Spinelli's Wringer (1997). (Fiction. 8-11)"
Lee's Dog Lost (2008) was a fictional account of one community's fear-fueled drive to euthanize every pit bull in town. Following the same formula, here she tackles the problem of feral cats. Read full book review >