Search Results: "Laura Geringer"


BOOK REVIEW

LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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SILVERPOINT by Laura Geringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"An unusually fine first novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
As she turns 12, Cora finds it increasingly hard to believe that her father, who returned to Greece before she was born, has never communicated with her. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, LOOK OUT, IT'S COMING! by Laura Geringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Geringer's brief, nicely cadenced text is amusingly suggestive, if a bit enigmatic; the real fun here is in Truesdell's ebullient illustrations of irrepressible kids and their bumptious, endearing companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title conjures up a delightfully scary childhood game that must be universal. Read full book review >

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BOOM BOOM GO AWAY! by Laura Geringer
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"As more toys, sounds and text jumble each page, readers may be tempted to simply shut the book and enjoy the sounds of silence. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Toys come alive in a child's disheveled room, each with its own instrument and unique sound, and chime together for a bedtime song. Read full book review >

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YOURS 'TIL THE ICE CRACKS by Laura Geringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"Entertainingly offbeat. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A baker's dozen of whimsical Valentine's greetings with witty illustrations to extend the fun: ``Be my valentine. Read full book review >

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FINDING LAURA by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite the adult sex and good surprise ending: a treacly adolescent affair, just a few steps beyond paper dolls and Barbie."
Hooper's latest paranormal romance (After Caroline, 1996, etc.) tackles reincarnation in a modern southern gothic mode, with lots of coupling in the gazebo. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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LAURA BLUNDY by Julie Myerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The labors of love take on new meaning here, but despite the hypnotic quality of the prose, too many shadows fall across the heart of Laura Blundy, concealing more than they reveal."
Starting with a grisly murder scene, Myerson's fourth novel (after Me and the Fat Man, 1999, etc.) probes murky waters in Victorian London, as a woman crippled and in love trades in her surgeon husband for a married laborer. Read full book review >

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LAURA WARHOLIC by Alexander Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2007

"A bloated Bonfire of the Vanities for the pomo set, full of carefully placed products (Pringles, anyone?), in-jokes and elegant blather."
A big, drooly, shaggy dog of a postmodern epic, one that takes up an awful lot of space but doesn't give a lot of affection in return. Read full book review >