Search Results: "Joanna Rakoff"


BOOK REVIEW

MY SALINGER YEAR by Joanna Rakoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2014

"Many of the mysteries of the literary world remain mysteries to the author, but she provides good company as she explores them."
A sharply observed coming-of-age memoir about an aspiring writer's entry-level job at a fading literary agency. Read full book review >

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A FORTUNATE AGE by Joanna Smith Rakoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Here's hoping for a sequel, when all of them will be older, and none will be wiser."
Sometimes a novel's surface weaknesses reveal themselves as underlying strengths. Read full book review >

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DEAR BEAR by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"Katie might just as well have had this correspondence with her parrot. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Katie and the bear who lives under the stairs at her house start a correspondence. Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >

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MAKE-BELIEVE TALES by Joanna Troughton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An entertaining story that effectively represents the wisdom of the culture from which it comes. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
A frequent contributor to the useful ``Folk Tales of the World'' series retells a ``Law Tale'' concerning four animals who bet a rich traveler that they can tell a story the traveler won't believe, thereby providing a frame for a series of amusing tall tales. Read full book review >

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SINCE LAST SUMMER by Joanna Philbin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Wealth, as seen from someone who's been there, plus romance that rings true equals nicely entertaining chick lit. (Chick lit. 15-18)"
Middle-class Rory and her rich friend Isabel return to continue their romantic adventures in East Hampton. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THE QUEEN by Joanna Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Based on actual events and richly immersive in the feel of the period, this effort rises above sometimes-awkward exposition to create a well-rounded, satisfying historical tale. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Everyone in New France, a village in Pennsylvania, awaits Queen Marie Antoinette's arrival—as soon as she escapes the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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WONDERLAND by Joanna Nadin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A promising U.S. debut for teens—here's hoping for more from this British writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Stella first appeared shortly after Jude's mother died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

A brief, visually appealing introduction to garbage—where it comes from, where it goes. Read full book review >