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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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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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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UNCERTAIN GLORY by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2014

"A worthy and entertaining trip back through time. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Joe runs his own newspaper, quite an accomplishment for a 14-year-old, even in 1861. With the Civil War beginning and a young spiritualist in town, he's got lots to write about. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS ON THE IVY by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"A pedestrian outing whose murderer seems a little incredible and whose heroine's realistic grappling with love and life a bit of a drag."
Maggie Summer discovers that no good deed goes unpunished, at least when it comes to supporting undergraduates who are also single parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE SKY FELL APART by Caroline Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A finely detailed exploration of life during wartime which would have benefited from more fully realized characters."
Set on Jersey in the Channel Islands during World War II, this novel explores the residents' increasingly bleak day-to-day lives under German occupation. Read full book review >

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REDEMPTION SONGS by Lea VanderVelde
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2014

"The voices of petitioners, rescued from court annals, testify to a defiant struggle for freedom, empowerment and dignity."
The history of how slaves successfully sued for freedom. Read full book review >