Search Results: "Lea Lyon"


BOOK REVIEW

LEA by Pascal Mercier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Despite Mercier's (Perlmann's Silence, 2012, etc.) lyricism and occasional emotional acuity, the book's depiction of suffering does little to elaborate its closing observation that 'there is unhappiness of a dimension so great that it is unbearable.'"
Two men from Bern who can no longer trust their hands—one is a recently retired surgeon who can't hold a scalpel without trembling and the other can't hold a steering wheel without contemplating suicide—meet by chance in a cafe in Provence. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE JAR by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2008

"A nice addition to classic retellings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Eight-year-old Sophie and her family get ready to celebrate Hanukkah by cleaning their small cottage, preparing holiday treats and shining the menorah. Read full book review >

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OPERATION MARRIAGE by Cynthia Chin-Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"More editorial than story, this title will situate itself as part of the early-21st-century movement toward same-sex marriage rights. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wearing its heart on its sleeve, this message-driven text could attract like-minded readers but is unlikely to engage anyone beyond those already in the gay-marriage-rights choir. 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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SHADOWS AT THE SPRING SHOW by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"An excellent primer on how to organize an antique show, but a damp squib in the mystery department."
Suburban New Jersey is usually such a peaceful place. So why is Maggie Summer getting threatening calls and letters? Read full book review >

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OLIVE AND SNOWFLAKE by Tammie Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A nice choice to help dogs—and children—learn how to behave. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is there obedience school for children? 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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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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2010

"As authoritative and compelling as Mary Renault's renowned novels set in the ancient world. One hopes we may learn more about Lyon's immeasurably brilliant, unflappably human Aristotle."
The fourth century BCE comes eccentrically alive in this award-winning debut historical novel from a Canadian short story writer (The Best Thing for You, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GIFT MOVES by Steve Lyon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 22, 2004

"Poetic language, a finely drawn plot, and engaging characters will surely make this a favorite of SF and fantasy fans as well as anyone who loves good storytelling. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In his debut, Lyon creates a futuristic world where wealth and material things are not measures of success or happiness. Read full book review >

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POWER SHIFT by Vaughan Lyon
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A blueprint for political reform that can serve as a resource for Canadians; also suitable for a broader audience interested in the dynamics of representative government."
A concrete proposal to improve Canadian democracy through constituency representation. Read full book review >