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

THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE by Imogen de la Bere
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Conceptually cute, but sluggish in the telling."
New Zealand author de la Bere (The Last Deception of Palliser Wentwood, 1999, etc.) gives a piquant twist to the Welcome Home Party. Read full book review >

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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

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 >