Search Results: "Iris MacFarlane"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2004

"Those Twinings cans may be decorative, but the history of their contents is not always so pretty, even as it makes for an absorbing read. (14 b&w illustrations)"
Somewhat stiff but unfailingly informative history of tea, from the widow and son of a tea planter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRIS by Jean Marsh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"A rich London setting for a girl-trying-to-get-ahead tale, made only more appealing by Marsh's colorful mix of people."
Actress Marsh (The House of Eliott, not reviewed) offers a frank portrayal of a young woman on the edge of high-society prostitution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2004

"Those Twinings cans may be decorative, but the history of their contents is not always so pretty, even as it makes for an absorbing read. (14 b&w illustrations)"
Somewhat stiff but unfailingly informative history of tea, from the widow and son of a tea planter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER IRIS by Natasha Farrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"An uplifting, memorable read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this keenly drawn family drama, Blue, sure that no one else still misses her twin, Iris, turns a camera on her workaholic parents, tempestuous older sister, Flora, and younger siblings Jasmine and Twig, the Babes, who entertain themselves with race-car-driving rats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL IRIS by Lisa Glatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"With Allen's periodic homespun sketches and a breezy first-person text, this sweet slip of a story is recommended for those girls feeling the squeeze of a crowded and blended family. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third grader Abigail Iris is a happy-go-lucky girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRIS MURDOCH by Peter J. Conradi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Illuminating, but as the author himself suggests, it's the beginning of the discussion about Murdoch's life, not the end. (50 photos, not seen)"
A long but selective biography that focuses on the distinguished British novelist as an expert on love, emphasizing her many affairs and intense friendships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOTEL IRIS by Yoko Ogawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2010

"A spare, disquieting fable."
A young Japanese hostess becomes the object of a dangerous man's obsession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL IRIS by Lisa Glatt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"In the philosophical Abigail Iris, Glatt and Greenberg give readers a role model for adaptation and compromise. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Abigail Iris is just as happy-go-lucky as she was in the series opener, Abigail Iris: The One and Only (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRIS, MESSENGER by Sarah Deming
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Deming isn't the first to use the 'American gods' premise, but she develops it with uncommon verve, and her characters, mortal or otherwise, positively sparkle. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Iris's discovery that the Greek gods have moved to the Philadelphia area sparks an adventure even more marvelous than the best of her many daydreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACING IRIS by Genni Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A barely credible denouement mercifully brings to a close this ambitious but tedious tale."
Canadian Gunn's American debut is the story of an anthropologist searching for the mother who abandoned her—in a mix of overwrought plot, deep thoughts, and anthropology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRIS AND THE TIGER by Leanne Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A quirky, cleareyed enchantment. More like this, please! (Mystery. 10-14)"
A biracial (Chinese/white) Australian girl unravels art-historical and familial mysteries at a relative's estate in rural Spain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRIS AND WALTER by Elissa Haden Guest
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Readers will welcome this latest installment in the true-to-life stories of these charming friends. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Best friends Iris and Walter eagerly look forward to their first sleepover. Read full book review >