Search Results: "Lauren F. Winner"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRL MEETS GOD by Lauren F. Winner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2002

"Intriguing, absorbing, puzzling, surprisingly sexy, and very smart."
In her debut memoir, Christianity Today senior writer Winner recounts her two religious conversions, first to Orthodox Judaism, then to Evangelical Christianity. Read full book review >

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STILL by Lauren F. Winner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Second-person posturing and Lady Macbeth protestations aside, an open, honest contemplation of a spiritual impasse."
Duke Divinity School professor Winner (A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia, 2008, etc.) examines her struggle to keep her faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tyler's Last by David Winner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A brash literary thriller that plunges deep into the mind of a criminal and his creator."
An elderly crime novelist's last work and a shady crook's errand overlap in Winner's (The Cannibal of Guadalajara, 2010) fictional nod to Patricia Highsmith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"That said, however, this book has much good advice on protecting oneself from unscrupulous or sloppy lawyers. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A useful if somewhat naãve assessment of the labyrinthine divorce system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIFTED CHILDREN by Ellen Winner
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1996

"Written in serviceable if unspectacular prose, her book should help parents and teachers to aid the gifted as they make the often difficult transition from being brilliant children to becoming genuinely creative and fulfilled adults."
Winner's ambitious study focuses on the hereditary, familial, and characterological factors shared by gifted children, and suggests ways in which American educators might help such students develop their special talents. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUNFLOWER FAMILY by Cherie Winner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 1996

"While the information is somewhat technical for beginners, this is a beautiful book for budding gardeners and nature enthusiasts who already have some background on the subject. (full-color photos, diagrams, illustrations, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In the Nature Watch series, an informative book that introduces readers to plants of the composite family, whose most familiar members are sunflowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH DESTINY by Lauren Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Slapstick and romance make for a cotton-candy read. (Romance. 12-18)"
Liza and her school marching band enter a contest on a cruise ship, but only drum-major Liza knows that they will fall to school budget cuts unless they can win the $25,000 first prize. Read full book review >

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YOLO by Lauren Myracle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Funny, deceptively smart and just in time for those going off to college. (Fiction. 14-20)"
Instant-messaging champs Maddie, Angela and Zoe return to hash out their first year away at respective colleges in this fourth installment of Myracle's popular series that began with ttyl (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUBLIME by Christina Lauren
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"For die-hard fans of Bella and Edward only—pun very much intended. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
An orphaned adrenaline junkie falls for a dead girl, and the doomed, love-struck couple learns they can only truly "be together" (cough) in the realm between the living and the dead. Read full book review >

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AWESOME BLOSSOM by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A solid, if not outstanding, entry in the Flower Power series. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Secrets rock the flower friends in the fourth entry in Myracle's Flower Power series (Oopsy Daisy, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >