Search Results: "Lara McLaughlin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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ALABASTER HOUSES by Lara McLaughlin
Released: June 10, 2011

"A tour de force that makes readers face hard truths about the effect a person's choices can have on her soul."
McLaughlin invites readers on a journey of the heart in this celebration of life, death and what it means to be human. 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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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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ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"An emotionally engaging closer that fumbles in its final moments. (Romance. 14-17)"
Lara Jean prepares for college and a wedding. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM LONG GUYLAND by Lara Reznik
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 23, 2012

"An exciting tale of past crimes and dangerous friendships."
In Reznik's debut novel,a woman confronts long-buried secrets when an old college friend commits suicide. Read full book review >

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MERCY by Lara Santoro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"More persuasive as polemic than as fiction."
The life of a burnt-out, boozy, under-performing journalist in Africa is turned around via her involvement with an AIDS campaigner. Read full book review >

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MERCY by Lara Santoro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"More persuasive as polemic than as fiction."
The life of a burnt-out, boozy, under-performing journalist in Africa is turned around via her involvement with an AIDS campaigner. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY BOOK by Lara  Avery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2016

"Indelible. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A high school valedictorian with big plans to flee her small town gets a degenerative genetic disease. Read full book review >

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THE BOY by Lara Santoro
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Apparently meaningful passages mar an otherwise solid effort to tell a compelling story."
A contemporary Mrs. Robinson busies herself destroying lives in a small New Mexican town. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY by Lara  Avery
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Still, readers who enjoy a dampened-Kleenex conclusion will probably beg for more. (Fiction. 12-16)"
After 17-year-old Bryce strikes her head on a diving platform during a competition, she awakens from a coma five years later to a vastly changed world. Read full book review >

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THE WAITING SKY by Lara Zielin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Exciting storm scenes may appeal to weather buffs, but there are so many dysfunctional-family books out there that this one feels a bit like a blip on the radar. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A 17-year-old flees her irresponsible, alcoholic mother to summer with her older brother, a tornado researcher. Read full book review >