Search Results: "Lauren Kessler"


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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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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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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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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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HAS ANYONE SEEN JESSICA JENKINS? by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Readers not yet ready for teen thrillers should warm to this unlikely band of new friends who solve this easy-to-read 'scientific' mystery with no adult intervention. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Superhuman powers. The best thing ever—or a total nightmare? Read full book review >

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NORTH OF NOWHERE by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"The story does not measure up to its intriguing title and inviting cover. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Mia tries to solve the mystery of her grandfather's disappearance and make a friend in this time-travel adventure exploring the lasting bonds of family. Read full book review >

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BIRDS IN FALL by Brad Kessler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2006

"Whether the bird lore is essential to the story is debatable; what is not is the elegance of the meditation on mortality."
In Kessler's second novel (following Lick Creek, 2001, not reviewed), the relatives of the victims of an airplane crash are thrown together briefly in a remote inn. 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 >