Search Results: "Lea Carpenter"


BOOK REVIEW

ELEVEN DAYS by Lea Carpenter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2013

"Though clinical at first glance, this well-turned story packs plenty of emotion. Among the smartest of the batch of recent American war novels."
A mother considers the fate of her son, a Navy SEAL, with equal measures of intellect and heartbreak in this debut. Read full book review >

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REALITIES by Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2006

"Like the better aspects of living theater, the author has turned the everyday into something deep and achingly soulful."
Three female friends experience sea changes of tsunami proportions in this novel of love's strange ways. Read full book review >

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WINTERING WELL by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A treasure waiting to be found. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A tragic accident leaves Will without a leg. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS ON THE COAST OF MAINE by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The redecorated haunted house muffles the raw anxieties of its Gothic predecessors, as the older family scandals resonate more strongly than present-day conflicts."
Children heard, and heard of, but not seen. Read full book review >

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THREAD AND GONE by Lea Wait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"It's a big jump from needlework to homicide, but Wait combines a plausible plot with the same rockbound coastal atmosphere as in Shadows on a Maine Christmas (2014)."
Historic embroidery is a motive for murder in a small Maine town. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC ANIMALS by Tad Carpenter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2015

"Beautiful, smart, and entertaining. (Board book. 2-5)"
Six arctic animals are introduced in this stylized lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Stephen Carpenter
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 1998

"The artwork matches the story: The characters are suitably menacing, quivering, or stalwart, and the perspectives allow readers to be right there in the thick of the action. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In this entry in the Growing Tree series, the publisher copyrights the text, while Carpenter provides illustrations for the story; here, the three billy goats named Gruff play on a nasty troll's greed to get where the grass is greenest. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF LIES by Emily Carpenter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Twists aplenty in this searing murder mystery should leave readers dizzy, in the best way possible."
In this thriller, a tell-all about a celebrity novelist examines her most famous horror book, which may be more truth than fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Carpenter adeptly lays out a tremendous amount of information, but in the end it's the bleakness of the picture that overwhelms: the sexism, small-mindedness, and addiction to excitement that characterize life in the mob. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
The consummately unglamourous life and times of a Mafia moll turned informant, by the author of Missing Beauty (1988). Read full book review >

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CAFFEINATED by Murray Carpenter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2014

"Carpenter's entertaining narrative dissects caffeine's circuitous route into consumer culture and its tenacious hold on the human mind and body."
Having opined on caffeine for various publications, including the New York Times and Wired, Carpenter delivers a compelling compendium of facts and figures on this "largely unregulated drug." Read full book review >