Search Results: "Kojo Laing"


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THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"Although art may be generated by loneliness, writes Laing in this illuminating, enriching book, it has a significant 'capacity to create intimacy.'"
A British journalist and cultural critic investigates how loneliness shapes art. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG OAKS by Christopher Laing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2013

"An excellent story of the American dream that manages a remarkable combination of breadth and depth."
In a family saga that spans the 20th century, Laing provides an expansive portrait of American life on the Mississippi in this first of two volumes. Read full book review >

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THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A provocative, evocative blend of memoir, literary history and lyrical travel writing."
What can we learn from the sodden stories of six gifted but alcoholic writers? Much—and maybe not enough. Read full book review >

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Look Ahead, Look Back by Annette Laing
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An often entertaining addition to an enjoyable series, despite some awkward dialogue."
Three plucky kids from Snipesville, Georgia, travel back to 1752 in this third installment of Laing's (A Different Day, A Different Destiny, 2012, etc.) time-travel series for readers ages 10 and up.Read full book review >

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Don't Know Where, Don't Know When by Annette Laing
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"A clever and charming time-travel adventure."
With help from a mysterious professor, three intrepid children travel back in time and then must figure out how to get home. Read full book review >

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER by Annette Laing
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A sometimes-wandering but consistently challenging entry in the Snipesville Chronicles."
The fourth in a series of YA adventures by Laing (Look Ahead, Look Back, 2012, etc.) about three time-traveling students who visit flash points in history.Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Ananse's cunning and trickery come through, but overall, the book will have limited appeal. (Folktales. 8-11)"
A performance poet and storyteller tells this collection of six Ananse stories set in Ghana. Read full book review >

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BEST KIND OF BABY by Kate Laing
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"A comforting, good-humored alternative to the likes of Martha Alexander's angry When the New Baby Comes, I'm Moving Out (1979). (Picture book. 4-6)"
A child struggles to assimilate the idea that Mom's going to have a baby in this low-key children's debut. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE BLIND by David Laing Dawson
Released: Feb. 6, 1992

"Though he settles his intriguing epidemiological mystery all too soon, Dawson goes on to a compelling exploration of an area he staked out in Last Rights (1990)—the hero's attempt to hold onto his sanity despite the determined attacks of a medical establishment gone haywire."
As if it weren't hard enough to rebound from divorce and hospitalization for the d.t.'s, Dr. Robert Snow is faced with an epidemic of schizophrenic men who all test positive for HIV. Read full book review >

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A Different Day, A Different Destiny by Annette Laing
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A mostly engaging, enjoyable sequel."
Laing (Look Ahead, Look Back, 2012, etc.) continues the adventures of three time-traveling children in this second installment of the Snipesville Chronicles.Read full book review >

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CICADA by J. Eric Laing
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Be sure to read this steamy Southern noir in the A/C."
Tragedy befalls a small town in the 1950s Deep South when the Klu Klux Klan's arrival coincides with an unraveling of long-held family secrets. Read full book review >