Search Results: "Kay Life"


BOOK REVIEW

MY RED BALLOON by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not sentimental but full of sentiment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bunting captures the tension, fear, anxiety and release in a small boy whose father is coming home from a Navy tour. Read full book review >

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POPPY'S CHAIR by Karen Hesse
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Thoughtful and well crafted. (Picture book. 5-8)"
At Gramm's house for her first long visit since ``Poppy'' died, Leah is sad and uneasy: she's afraid to look at his picture, unwilling to sing the song they shared, and conscious of the familiar chair that, in unspoken agreement, she and Gramm are both avoiding. Read full book review >

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KAY BOYLE by Joan Mellen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Precise in detail, panoramic in scope, psychologically subtle, more than a literary biography, like Boyle herself, it is social and political history, a film waiting to be produced."
The prolific Mellen (Creative Writing/Film, Temple Univ.) brings a literary talent as well as cinematic eye to the family saga of Kay Boyle (1902-92), an epic life reflecting the great literary and political events of the century. Read full book review >

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KAY DARLING by Laura McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Delightful, funny, and real: The authors have managed to uncover the twisted and often hilarious souls of their characters without a hint of pretense or sentimentality."
A collaborative debut that follows the uneven journey of three young Canadians whose paths cross and join as they attempt to put their lives in some kind of adult order. Read full book review >

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KAY THOMPSON by Sam Irvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"An extremely entertaining chronicle of one of the most distinctive and absurdly gifted personalities in the history of show business."
Funny-faced girl makes good: the extraordinary career of Kay Thompson (1909-1998). Read full book review >

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YOU COME TO YOKUM by Carol Otis Hurst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2005

"Readers will be drawn in before they know it, and will find the whole more than the sum of its chapters. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Franklin comes to Yokum—a large vacation lodge in Western Massachusetts—as part of a family plot to curb his Mother's embarrassing suffragist work after Mother gets herself arrested in Washington. Read full book review >

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KAY KAY'S ALPHABET SAFARI by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Kids will enjoy the silliness, and there's lots of potential for the classroom. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Themed alphabet books are like the Little Engine that Could—they just keep on comin'. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE by Keith Richards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"'A jury of my peers would be Jimmy Page, a conglomeration of musicians, guys that have been on the road and know what's what,' Richards growls. Let no mere mortal judge him, then, but merely admire both his well-written pages and his stamina."
The dread pirate Richards, scourge of straight society and rock icon, bares all—including a fang or two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 1998

"His wonderful description of the emergence and proliferation of life on earth combines the vision of a scientist with an intimate knowledge of the fossil record with the insight of a scholar for masterful interpretation. (24 pages photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection)"
The story of the creatures great and small who have graced the planet then and now, and of the scientists who have studied them, marvelously told by a senior paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum. Read full book review >

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LIFE by Cynthia Rylant
Released: June 27, 2017

"A splendid tribute to the world and its splendors, with something to offer audiences of a broad range of ages. (Picture book. 4-adult)"
Readers are invited to reflect on life with the help of animals. Read full book review >

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LIFE by Lisa Sugarman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"Appealing, embracing essays about everyday life."
In this collection of previously published opinion columns, Sugarman shares her gently humorous, inspirational musings about life. Read full book review >