Search Results: "Lauren A. Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"An important attempt to shift the discussion on health in the United States."
Bradley (Public Health/Yale Univ.) and Harvard presidential scholar Taylor examine why Americans are less healthy than others around the world, even though the United States spends more on health. Read full book review >

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NORA & KETTLE by Lauren Nicole Taylor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A complicated, unlikely friendship with an ending that feels simplified. (Historical fiction. 13-16)"
Teens Nora and Kettle endure hardships while leading two different lives in 1950s America. She lives in a brownstone; he, on the streets. But, at their very cores, they share a common need: survival. Read full book review >

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FINDING HER GONE by Christopher A. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2015

"A fine, magnetic debut novel."
Reclusive psychologist Kit Gillespie muses upon the death of his world-wandering longtime girlfriend Julia in Taylor's (Travel Light & Other Stories, 2013) debut novel. Read full book review >

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TRAVEL LIGHT & OTHER STORIES by Christopher A. Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Meditative and moving short fiction."
With intelligence and a calm, reflective voice, Taylor's debut collection of nine stories covers a variety of lives and perspectives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE

"A highly readable, authentic Southern story."
Stannard's first novel in a planned trilogy navigates the nuances of human nature in small-town Alabama. Read full book review >

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SWEET MUSIC IN HARLEM by Debbie A. Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Nearly pitch-perfect. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When "Chick blows his trumpet the wallpaper curls," but he is some kind of forgetful. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

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BUT EXCUSE ME THAT IS MY BOOK by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Adding a melancholy but realistic touch to a familiar interchange, there is no sign of a librarian (or other adult) among the shelves of generic books in this natural follow-up to Marc Brown's D.W.'s Library Card (2001) and similar exploratory visits. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charlie and his relentlessly verbal little sister Lola, now licensed TV characters, take a trip to the library in this script-based episode, illustrated with stills from the show done in Child's distinctive photo-and-cartoon collage style. Read full book review >

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THAT PESKY RAT by Lauren Child
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Readers may find themselves wondering if they want this delightfully spiky antihero to become just another house pet, but there is an undeniable appeal to his quest, and a twist at the end saves it from the treacle jar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsomely beady-eyed rat yearns for a loving home in this rather odd feel-good offering. Read full book review >