Search Results: "Lauren Eldridge"


BOOK REVIEW

CLAYMATES by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"The dynamic interaction between the characters invites readers to take risks, push boundaries, and have a little unscripted fun of their own. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Reinvention is the name of the game for two blobs of clay. Read full book review >

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THE GENEROSITY OF WOMEN by Courtney Eldridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2009

"Brave and accomplished."
Short-story author Eldridge (Unkempt, 2005) gives distinctive voice to six very different characters in her challenging debut novel. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF THE DEAD by Jim Eldridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"The second case from Eldridge (Assassins, 2016) features colorful characters, crisp prose, and interesting nuggets of history."
In order to save the woman he loves from a charge of capital murder, must a veteran detective reveal their affair? Read full book review >

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ASSASSINS by Jim Eldridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Besides providing interesting nuggets of history, Eldridge depicts his lead characters with complexity and compassion, auguring well for this series kickoff."
Against a backdrop of political unrest, a multiple murderer wreaks havoc in post-World War I Britain. Read full book review >

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UNKEMPT by Courtney Eldridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"So far, Eldridge, who published three of these tales in McSweeney's, is stronger on voice than story."
By turns engaging and tedious, Eldridge's first collection—seven stories and a novella—requires the patience of a friendly reader to yield its loopy neurotic charm. Read full book review >

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GHOST TIME by Courtney Eldridge
Released: June 11, 2013

"A jumble of nonintegrated parts, admirable for its technical ambition but nothing else. (Paranormal/science fiction/fantasy/mystery/romance. 14 & up)"
In this overstuffed crossover debut, a narrative that zigzags chronologically paints increasingly disquieting elements into a seemingly typical teen romance/mystery. Read full book review >

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THE BUSINESS OF MARRIAGE by Clyde Eldridge
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Businesslike, concrete advice for long-lasting love."
Eldridge provides a guide to navigating the constant negotiations that come with a marriage between equal yet equally opinionated partners. Read full book review >

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TARGET ZERO by Eldridge Cleaver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"A well-made sampling of Cleaver's once-influential thought."
Selected works by prison philosopher and onetime Black Panther Party propagandist Cleaver, a divisive character in death as in life. Read full book review >

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I COMPLETELY KNOW ABOUT GUINEA PIGS by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Shame on everyone involved in this borderline-fraudulent endeavor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Where, oh where, is Soren Lorenson? Read full book review >

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CLARICE BEAN, GUESS WHO’S BABYSITTING? by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Something special. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Child demonstrates that her first Clarice Bean book was no fluke: Here again she produces a hip, brash Clarice, pitch-perfect and heart-winning. Read full book review >

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WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD BOOK? by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Big good book, indeed. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A lad pays the price for misdeeds past when he falls into a mistreated story book. Read full book review >

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THE RAG COAT by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Minna's family can't afford a coat for her, but Papa keeps her warm in winter with a burlap sack and Mama's patchwork quilt; this happy family understands that ``People only need people, and nothing else.'' Soon, Minna loses one of those people: Papa, a coal miner, gets the lung sickness and dies, after urging eight- year-old Minna to start school. Read full book review >