Search Results: "Judith Ellis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"Although aimed specifically at former cancer patients, the common-sense approach employed by Nessim and Ellis (the latter has written for Life and L.A. West) makes this valuable reading for survivors of other chronic illnesses facing social barriers and physical and emotional burdens."
A down-to-earth guidebook for survivors of cancer, who face many problems when they finish treatment and reenter the everyday world of the well: ending their emotional ties with their care- givers; managing fear of cancer's recurrence; rebuilding relationships with family, friends, and lovers; obtaining medical insurance; getting or keeping a job; coping with the long-term effects of chemotherapy and radiation and sometimes with loss of a body part or loss of fertility. Read full book review >

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DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Following the minute changes as the pages turn is to watch growth, transformation, death, and rebirth presented as enthralling spectacle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Viewers follow the unfurling of an exotic woodland plant through the actions and invented language of beautifully coiffed and clothed insects. Read full book review >

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HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ellis, known for her illustrations for Colin Meloy's Wildwood series, here riffs on the concept of "home." Read full book review >

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TRUE BLUE by Deborah Ellis
Released: March 15, 2012

"Casey, whose misplaced loyalty indicates startling ignorance of her friend's character, is a bore. Jess—sharply insightful, but selfish and entirely lacking in empathy—may be a piece of work, but she grabs readers' attention and never lets it go. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Known for powerful tales of social injustice in the developing world, Ellis here offers readers a flawed but gripping character study of teens in small-town Canada. Read full book review >

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LUNCH WITH LENIN by Deborah Ellis
FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2008

"This will work best where short fiction is in high demand, but some teens will find it preachy. (Short stories. YA)"
Readers of activist and award-winning Canadian novelist Ellis's novels won't be surprised that the short fiction collected here deals with substance abuse and impoverished peoples in countries large and small. Read full book review >

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THE TURNING by Helen Ellis
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The author's attempts at humor, with satirical commentaries on aging parents' fertility problems, and horror, with bloody catfights, combine with Octavia's use of the 'race card' to fall flat, leaving readers turned off. (Urban fantasy. YA)"
Sophmore Mary Richards can't explain her purring in Pilates, her sudden desire to lap up spilled milk or the strange orange fur growing on her legs until she meets with her crush, Nick Martin, who reveals that she is undergoing "the turning" into a cat. Read full book review >

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BREAKER by Kat Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 24, 2016

"Spine-chilling and splendidly gory, with a genre-perfect stormy night denouement: the power cut, the phones out, the corpses revealed by lightning. (Thriller. 12-15)"
A serial killer's son is drawn to the daughter of his dad's final victim. Read full book review >

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TRESPASSING HEARTS by Julie Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"No surprises from the author of Loyalties, No Greater Love, etc. A superficial, ho-hum treatment of a familiar scenario."
Predictable, formulaic wartime romance between a poor Jewish nobody girl who falls in love with a wealthy New York Wasp. Read full book review >

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FAR TO GO by Julie Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Disappointingly flat."
From the big bestselling author of Lasting Treasures (1993), among many others, a Jewish family saga with a pace like Chinese water torture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Gutsy and very good."
An odd mix of revealing personal memoir and academic writing that its author calls experimental ethnography. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOAT TO BYE-BYE by Ellis Weiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Gratingly arch, although a few good jabs at kiddie TV and philosophizing gumshoes poke through."
X-rated kid-vid. Read full book review >