Search Results: "Laura Pedersen"


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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Meandering entertainment."
A fun and quirky but sometimes chaotic travelogue that reveals the many conflicts and contradictions underlying life in modern India. Read full book review >

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BEST BET by Laura Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2009

"A sure bet."
A delightful fourth and final book about the rich, quirky life of 21-year-old college student Hallie Palmer. Read full book review >

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HEART’S DESIRE by Laura Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2005

"The charm and quirkiness of its predecessor are spread far too thin in this superficial follow-up."
Soapy sequel to Beginner's Luck (2003) brings back 17-year-old Hallie Palmer, home for the summer and trying to lose her virginity. Read full book review >

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THE BIG SHUFFLE by Laura Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2006

"Pedersen is not at her best in this dull chronicle of family life."
Third installment in the Hallie Palmer series (Heart's Desire, 2005, etc.) offers more somber subject matter: the death of a parent. Read full book review >

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BEGINNER’S LUCK by Laura Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Funny, sweet-natured and well-crafted, but perhaps suited best to a YA audience."
Whimsical characters and charm make for an amiable diversion. Read full book review >

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WANDA'S BETTER WAY by Laura Pedersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Bright encouragement for young scientists and makers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child discovers that she has a special gift for spotting and solving engineering problems. 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 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 >