Search Results: "Lara M. Zeises"


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ANYONE BUT YOU by Lara M. Zeises
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Engaging but ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. YA)"
Pitch-perfect narration and a meandering plot give this story real life appeal, but readers may be frustrated with the equally realistic lack of resolution that will leave them wondering what happens next—and why they should care. Read full book review >

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CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE by Lara M. Zeises
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2004

"Judy Blume-style made modern comes skillfully to the expected conclusion. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Lucy comes to terms with change in a conventional but likable coming-of-ager. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET LIFE OF STELLA MADISON by Lara M. Zeises
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 14, 2009

"Good, chatty fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Stella has multiple problems in this breezy adolescent dilemma story. Read full book review >

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BRINGING UP THE BONES by Lara M. Zeises
FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Broodingly honest. (Fiction. YA)"
An honor winner in the Delacorte Prize for a first YA novel, Zeises tells of a 19-year-old girl's processing of grief and slow growth away from relationship dependency. Read full book review >

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LARA by Anna Pasternak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A sympathetic portrait of a woman who saw her lover in the same 'heroic light' as he saw himself."
A British journalist investigates her great-uncle's love affair. Read full book review >

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M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

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BEING LARA by Lola Jaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"An earnest but often clichéd and sentimental coming-of-age story."
An adopted child turns 30 and confronts her African origins. Read full book review >

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THE M&M BOYS by Lara Reznik
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Just like its heroes, what this book lacks in sophistication it makes up for in heart; a warm, enjoyable baseball story."
A troubled kid learns valuable lessons about love, honor and friendship during the home-run race of 1961. Read full book review >

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LARGER-THAN-LIFE LARA by Dandi Daley Mackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Laney's portrayal is nicely subtle, but Lara's unflinching martyrdom is awkward for realism (and is another harmful example of fat character as victim). (Fiction. 9-11)"
A likable fourth-grader writes a book (this one) about a cryptic and crucified fellow classmate. Read full book review >

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M TRAIN by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered."
Iconic poet, writer, and artist Smith (Just Kids, 2010, etc.) articulates the pensive rhythm of her life through the stations of her travels.Read full book review >

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AGENT M by Henry Hemming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"Hemming has uncovered a man determined not to be known and in so doing, has provided us with delightful reading."
The dramatic story of the remarkable British spymaster who may have been the model for the James Bond character M. Read full book review >