Search Results: "Lacy M. Johnson"


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THE OTHER SIDE by Lacy M. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Ferociously beautiful and courageous, Johnson's intimate story sheds light on the perpetuation of violence against women."
In this riveting memoir, Johnson (Trespasses, 2012) writes of falling prey to an act of terrifying violence and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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ROUX MORGUE by Claire M. Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Sexual tension, cooking tips and a neatly packaged mystery. All in all, a tasty tale."
Pastry chef Mary Ryan (Beat Until Stiff, 2002) is hired by a culinary institute where murder is on the menu. Read full book review >

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BEAT UNTIL STIFF by Claire M. Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Even dedicated foodies may find this easy to resist."
A first mystery from a former California pastry chef features a San Francisco pastry chef, smart-aleck Mary Ryan, who has a cop for an ex-husband, his ex-partner O'Connor for an innuendo-packed love interest, and the sort of imagination that dreams up persimmon puddings for soiree desserts. Read full book review >

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In Search of Tom Candy by Dairl M. Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A well-crafted book that weaves together historical facts and fiction to explore interesting but far-fetched conspiracies behind Lincoln's assassination."
Historical fiction that explores a young journalist's quest to understand the link between his father and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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HENRIETHA by Joyce M. Johnson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

"Cathartic and politically thoughtful, if didactic and clichéd."
A pair of novellas about friendship and endurance in the face of hardship. Read full book review >

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EARLY DECISION by Lacy Crawford
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Much like The Nanny Diaries—sincere and readable."
A struggling young tutor tries to find her destiny among the children of privilege in this cutting peek at the vicious world of college applications. Read full book review >

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IN A GREEN SHADE by Allen Lacy
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2000

"Lacy's garden, like his mind, is a fine mosaic of whimsy and understatement, and a provocation for readers to go forth and cultivate. (line drawings throughout)"
Highly opinionated rambles through a variety of gardens, most of them his own, from horticulturalist and curmudgeon Lacy (The American Gardener, 1988, etc.) Read full book review >

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LOTTIE PARIS AND THE BEST PLACE by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Bound to be a favorite for storytimes, classroom sharing and pre-library visits. After all, libraries are the best place. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Librarians get out your order pads; this picture-book homage to libraries is a charmer. Read full book review >

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LOTTIE PARIS LIVES HERE by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"The final spread shows the small family's love: Lottie in Papa Pete's lap on the porch swing, eyes closed, smiling, cuddling her little dog on her lap. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sure, she lives here, but she also plays, pretends and occasionally gets in trouble in this lively story about a young African-American girl and her Papa Pete. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Essays laden with the verbal clunkiness of the politically correct art cartel, joined by a more useful index of artists and projects."
Preachy and polemical essays trace 25 years of alternative public art, addressing an exciting topic with airless earnestness. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP by Tamara Neal
Released: June 24, 2014

"A light and breezy view of an inclusive, perfect world in which everyone can be friends."
Neal's (Kinship, 2013, etc.) latest picture book presents an idealized view of universal friendship. Read full book review >