Search Results: "Lauren Kessler"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2007

"Offers an informative lesson and a comforting message for anyone with an afflicted family member."
Close-up look at life inside an Alzheimer's care facility. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A somber but illuminating reminder of the perniciousness of prejudice—and of the terrible toll it exacts. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A harrowing recounting of a shameful chapter in American history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 1997

"While many big-time college sports powers' athletic directors are slow in accepting it, both Kessler and Runge make a strong case that athletes are athletes, regardless of gender."
A passionately argued and timely study about the issues surrounding gender, amateur sports, and the law. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"This should be an easy sell to girls looking for a friendship story with more than a touch of make believe. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Back for a third adventure, Emily Windsnap, half-human/half-mermaid, has settled into life with both parents on and around Allpoints Island, where she's found a new best friend, Shona, a mermaid "all girly and sparkly, with shiny long blond hair." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An amusingly shrewd memoir of following a lifelong dream."
Kessler (Counterclockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-aging, 2013, etc.) chronicles her obsession with dancing The Nutcracker.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"An entertaining and informative investigation into growing old."
One woman's quest to halt the aging process. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Many quotes from Reilly and the king of Swaziland make this quite accessible, inspiring fare. (pronunciation guide, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A contemporary African success story to please all budding conservationists. Read full book review >

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READ ME LIKE A BOOK by Liz Kessler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"With an absorbing plot and believable dialogue, this novel demonstrates respect for teens' fears and desires, ending on a hopeful note that steers clear of unconvincing platitudes. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Life is messy, people are imperfect—but Ashleigh learns that love really is all you need in this bighearted story of honesty and acceptance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Although Kessler tries to be nonjudgmental, the weight of accumulated anecdote paints a picture of narcissism and decadence that is both pitiable and unsettling. (16 pages photos)"
Money matters in this high-society resort, according to bestselling author Kessler; so do pedigree, the right wardrobe, the right restaurant—and bigotry and misogyny. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 1991

"A fascinating and painstakingly documented footnote to the history of cold-war espionage. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
The intriguing tale of Vitaly Yurchenko, a KGB colonel who returned to the Soviet Union barely three months after having defected to the US, giving his on-again, off-again masters a considerable propaganda victory. Read full book review >

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LAURA BUSH by Ronald Kessler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2006

"Why sully or smash icons when it's so fun to make new ones out of Silly Putty?"
The Bushes are wonderful; the Clintons are not. Read full book review >