Search Results: "Lat"


BOOK REVIEW

KAMPUNG BOY by Lat
by Lat, illustrated by Lat
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Intriguing and edifying, Lat's memoir is an endearing look at a foreign adolescence. (Graphic novel. YA)"
In a charming story of a young boy's life, Lat recounts his childhood living in a small village (or kampung) in Malaysia. Read full book review >

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TOWN BOY by Lat
by Lat, illustrated by Lat
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"While visually stimulating, this volume is less charming and captivating than its predecessor. (Graphic novel. 12+)"
Picking up where Kampung Boy (2006) left off, adorable Mat is now ten years old and has moved from his small village to the bustling town of Ipoh. Read full book review >

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PIG AND SMALL by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"It's a fine message, but it lacks a certain pizzazz. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can a pig and a bug become friends, or will the matter of size get in their way? Read full book review >

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BREWING UP A STORM by Emma Lathen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 1996

"Be of good cheer, though: Thatcher demonstrates in the end that the author's cleverness didn't pass away with wickedly etched Underwood—or during Lathen's sabbatical, which this bubbly satire brings to a triumphant end."
John Putnam Thatcher's 23rd case—and his first since Right on the Money (1993)—dares to ask the timely, yet somehow absurd, question of whether Quax, the Kichsel Brewery's nonalcoholic beer, has the effect of luring underaged drinkers into a taste for Kix, its more potent sibling. Read full book review >

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EAST IS EAST by Emma Lathan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"An unusually clever, often riotously funny performance by the acknowledged master of murder among the M.B.A.s."
Banker-sleuth John Putnam Thatcher gets dragooned during his Japanese trip into authorizing giant Lackawanna Electric's sale of tiny, red-hot British robotics affiliate Midland Research to the Yanezawa Trading Corporation—all in return for a pile of cash and the vital authorization from the Ministry of International Trade and Investment (MITI) to sell electric generators in Japan. Read full book review >

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THE DESERT CONTRACT by John Lathrop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Dry as a proper martini, providing the same pleasant effect."
A middle-aged pair rekindles an old love affair in an Arabian backwater as the Saudi regime wheezes toward collapse. Read full book review >

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BREAKING AWAY by Kristen Lattany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lattany's desultory, somewhat trivial fictionalization of a real-life campus hate incident lacks passion—and a point."
Racism redux, from the National Book Award-nominated author of Do Unto Others (2000), etc. Read full book review >

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LEAVING GEE’S BEND by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"She's taken liberties in depicting real people and events, which is permissible in fiction, but still regrettable when done poorly. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1932 Gee's Bend, ten-year-old Ludelphia thinks clearest while stitching, so when her mother becomes deathly ill, Ludelphia takes along a quilt top as she crosses the river to get help. Read full book review >

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MEEKELORR by Shirley Latessa
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Rich in ideas but written in an unvaryingly even tone that distances readers from the characters' emotional lives, and so deliberate of pace as to seem interminable. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
At epic length, this cerebral doorstopper tracks a child's spiritual education, his experience of different sorts of love and his discovery of a personal destiny. Read full book review >

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BERJI KRISTIN by Latife Tekin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An accomplished debut."
Evocations of contemporary urban life on the margins—in a first US publication from Turkish novelist Tekin. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"Photographs sprinkled throughout are the most riveting part of a flat memoir."
A depiction of life after the Iranian Revolution will invite inevitable—and unfavorable—comparison with Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran. Read full book review >

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DEAD RECKONING by Susan LaTour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1996

"The Pelican Brief without all those killers skulking in the shadows—and with a far more likable, believable pair of heroines."
The quietest disappearance imaginable—a Connecticut chemistry professor fails to return from her vacation on Cape Cod—blossoms into international intrigue in this deftly understated first novel. Read full book review >