Search Results: "Lauren Groff"


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ARCADIA by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"A novel of 'the invisible tissue of civilization,' of 'community or freedom,' and of the precious fragility of lives in the balance."
An astonishing novel, both in ambition and achievement, filled with revelations that appear inevitable in retrospect, amid the cycle of life and death. Read full book review >

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DELICATE EDIBLE BIRDS by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Groff's skill makes commonplace occurrences seem compelling."
Tales of ordinary transformations and everyday occurrences are made magical in a collection of nine stories by Groff (The Monsters of Templeton, 2008). Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Flawed, but commendably ambitious and stuffed with ideas—many of them not well developed, but inspiring hope for a more disciplined second effort from this talented newcomer."
Cooperstown, N.Y., and its most famous native son provide first-time novelist Groff with much of the grist for this sprawling tale of a young woman searching for her father. Read full book review >

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FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An intricate plot, perfect title, and a harrowing look at the tie that binds."
An absorbing story of a modern marriage framed in Greek mythology. Read full book review >

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LAUREN IPSUM by Carlos Bueno
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure. (Fantasy/philosophy. 8-14)"
A lost girl travels through a fantastical Alice in Wonderland-esque world filled with The Phantom Tollbooth-like computer-programming metaphors.Read full book review >

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LAUREN MCGILL’S PICKLE MUSEUM by Jerdine Nolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Kids will relish this dilly of a story without a sour note anywhere. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Lauren McGill was absolutely wild about pickles." Read full book review >

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LAUREN YANOFSKY HATES THE HOLOCAUST by Leanne Lieberman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A thought-provoking exploration of a teen's evolving ideals. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A Jewish teen who has decided to become "un-Jewish" experiences a soul-searching junior year. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1999

"Readers should not be misled by the surface stridency of these essays, which plumb depths of vulnerability as universally human as they are distinctly gay."
Among recent books by gay men, defining gay male identity under the shadow of AIDS, these hard-edged essays stand out for their persisting faith in the redemptive power of self-determined sexual expressiveness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1998

"However, with a bibliography and life chronology for each woman, the book will be a useful source for school reports, for locating just a little more about Golda Meir, Barbara Jordan, Corazon Aquino, Indira Gandhi, or Violeta C'amorro. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-13)"
In this entry in the Global Profiles series, Price-Groff presents a dozen women from around the world who have been official leaders, such as Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain and Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway, or unofficial leaders, such as Eva Per¢n of Argentina and Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar (formerly Burma). 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 >

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I AM NOT SLEEPY AND I WILL NOT GO TO BED by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An inventive, entertaining bedtime tale. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Charlie, the patient older brother, struggles to get his imaginative, stubborn sister Lola to bed. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF THE STORYBOOK WOLVES by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Don't miss the Little Wolf in heels, hairy legs, and party dress being dipped by the prince on the dance floor. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Child fractures a few fairy tales, and the wolves get it in the chops once again, in this story of a young boy and his bedtime worries. Read full book review >