Search Results: "La Leche League International"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"An excellent blend of common-sense nutritional advice and inviting recipes for mothers and their charges."
La Leche League International presents a balanced diet for pregnant mothers, new mothers and, by extension, the whole family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AS A BOY by Plan International
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2016

"An uneven if well-intentioned offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An NGO's follow-up to previous books about girls' education and empowerment offers a well-meaning companion message of solidarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREE? by Amnesty International
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"A mostly solid volume for a good cause. (foreword, biographical sketches of contributors, editors' note, the articles of the Declaration) (Short stories. 10 & up)"
Fourteen top writers from around the world contribute short stories for a collection benefitting Amnesty International. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIPLE MOON by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A stormy beach read that is more soap than opera. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Terrible teen witches seek and sabotage safe haven in this spinoff's spinoff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VINE BASKET by Josanne La Valley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A haunting tale of artistic vision triumphing over adversity. (map, note from Mamatjian Juma of Radio Free Asia, afterword) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a remote corner of China, a Uyghur girl faces government oppression and family troubles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGELS ON SUNSET BOULEVARD by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: March 6, 2007

"A Faustian morality tale and a certain hit. (Fiction. YA)"
Sex, drugs and rock-'n'-roll, combined with a popular internet cult, dominate this mystery about the dark side of finding fame in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL STAYS IN THE PICTURE by Melissa de la Cruz
FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"Readers looking for a Gossip Girl with heart will be thrilled. (Fiction. YA)"
Better-than-average teen fluff from a reigning queen of the genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A luminous island memoir and an underground classic too long for not seeing the light of day, though better late than never."
A keening song for Capri, fey and singular, from Italian novelist La Capria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEACHING ANGELS TO FLY by Salvatore La Puma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 1992

"Crude, thin work—ringing false whenever La Puma moves away from straightforward evocations of Brooklyn neighborhoods."
Like his 1990 novel, A Time for Wedding Cake, this second collection of stories from La Puma, who won a Flannery O'Connor award for The Boys of Bensonhurst (1987), is a disappointment: 14 snippets of melodrama and sentiment, only sporadically deepened by authentic ethnic flavor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEAN CUT by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Every page burns with intensity, but the mind-boggling complexities of the plot, which require endless summaries without ever leading to a single explanation that would make sense of them all, will leave most readers scratching their heads and wondering what they missed."
More skullduggery, more nasty sex, more personal danger, and lots more homicide for DI Anna Travis and her boss and lover, DCI James Langton (Above Suspicion, 2006). Read full book review >