Search Results: "Lauralee Summer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A rare memoir of hard times that is both forgiving and perceptive."
Newcomer Summer, a young woman who grew up in shelters and then attended Harvard, movingly evokes the plight of the homeless. Read full book review >

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SUMMER by Steven Schnur
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2000

"Should be inspiration for classrooms, poets, and wordworkers. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
In the wake of Autumn (1997) and Spring (1999) come 26 more seasonal scenes, accompanying ingenious acrostic poems: "Blankets and umbrellas, / Endless miles of sand, / And one / Constant / Hum of wind and waves." Read full book review >

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RULES OF SUMMER by Joanna Philbin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Philbin hits all the buttons designed to attract chick-lit readers—major wealth, casually mentioned fashion, hot boyfriends and, of course, universal beauty—for a summertime diversion. (Chick lit. 12 & up)"
When a middle-class girl spends the summer living with a superrich family on Long Island, conflict and romance result. Read full book review >

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Summer Days, Summer Nights by Frederick Beaudoin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"Part comedy, part earnest investigation of current issues, this book offers a multifaceted mix of both."
From Beaudoin (Sex Wars 2084 Book Four, 2014, etc.) comes a novel about one man's experience creating a religion in a backwoods Florida county. Read full book review >

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SUMMER IS SUMMER by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"The two girls on the cover illustration are enjoying an old-fashioned swing with a wooden seat, but they are swinging higher than the kites that their brothers are flying, conveying the magical quality of childhood's sunny summer days. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gertrude Stein's "A rose is a rose is a rose" serves as the poetic structure for this somewhat surrealistic examination of summer's pleasures. Read full book review >

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The Summer Solstice: Enchanted by K.K. Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"YA fans will be drawn to the blend of magic and mythology that takes the established teen-witch premise in new directions."
The first of three YA fantasy books from debut novelist Allen introduces the magical coming-of-age story of Katrina Summer. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"Laugh-out-loud advice for the AARP set."
In this lighthearted memoir, radio personality, voice-over performer, pilot and hypnotist Summer (Lovin Touch, 2004, etc.) tells humorous stories to encourage seniors to happily traverse life with a whole lot of love. Read full book review >

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ARROYO by Summer Wood
Released: June 1, 2001

"An attempt at sensual romance undone by self-conscious prose and manufactured emotions."
A down-and-out blues singer settles in a small New Mexico town and is gathered into the community where she finds love and spiritual redemption. Read full book review >

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COLD SUMMER by Gwen Cole
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"This emotional journey for a time-traveling guy and his now-girl-next-door is better suited to romance readers than science-fiction aficionados. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
There's no time like the present in this time-travel romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARKANSAS SUMMER by Anne Moose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2017

"An often powerful novel about courage and integrity in the face of hate."
In this gripping novel of romance and social consciousness, a white California teenager encounters the effects of racial prejudice in the segregated South of the 1950s. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC SUMMER by Damon Galgut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Forster remains elusive in this unbalanced account."
In this novel based on the life of E.M. Forster, Galgut (In a Strange Room, 2010, etc.) focuses on the novelist's visits to India, his time in Egypt and his homoerotic yearnings.Read full book review >

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PRAGUE SUMMER by Jeffrey Condran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Fluctuating between wry observation and solemn introspection, this is an expressive, tantalizing and ingeniously constructed study of human character."
A couple's world is turned upside down when a friend visits in this Kafkaesque literary thriller by debut novelist Condran. Read full book review >