Search Results: "Lea Lyon"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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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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STOPPING TO HOME by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This is a small quibble with a novel otherwise finely crafted, with a very nearly perfect sense of its setting in place and time. (historical note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A quiet tale of love and belonging, set on the coast of Maine in 1806. Read full book review >

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A PLACE IN MIND by Sydney Lea
Released: June 14, 1989

Following two books of poetry, Lea's first novel is a leisurely, evocative study of time, place, and a friendship between two men, set mainly in a remote village in Maine. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS ON A MAINE CHRISTMAS by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Maggie's latest adventure nearly sinks under the weight of Christmas cookies and baubles, cloying characters, and plugs for real-life Maine products and retail businesses."
Holiday homicide brings old secrets to light in a seaside town in Maine. Read full book review >

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WONDERING WHO YOU ARE by Sonya Lea
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2015

"A forthright memoir that narrates an engrossing journey of self-discovery and fierce devotion."
A wife's tale of loss and recovery. 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 >