Search Results: "Lee DeCora Francis"


BOOK REVIEW

KUNU'S BASKET by Lee DeCora Francis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Gentle and only slightly didactic, it makes not only an attractive intergenerational story but shows how much work and patience go into one of those beautiful baskets, a number of which are illustrated on the last page. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The men of Indian Island, Maine, make baskets—but young Kunu wants to do it right now by himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL IN THE JUNIOR LEAGUE by Linda Francis Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A barren highway with few diverting pit stops."
Southern belle wronged by duplicitous husband seeks revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A credible and unsentimental story that illuminates Frost's personality, the quality of his life, the sources of his creativity, and the value of artistic education. (Illustrations and photos)"
The poet's granddaughter refutes the ``crude psychoanalytical'' interpretation of Frost proffered by Lawrance Thompson in his contentious biography and offers instead a picture of a generous, responsible, and playful father-poet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EX-DEBUTANTE by Linda Francis Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Funny and slightly ridiculous."
Lee (The Devil in the Junior League, 2006, etc.) takes another jab at old Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS KITCHEN by Linda Francis Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Sweet and intense, with delightful magical accents, a delectable romance—and yummy recipes."
Broke, divorced and disheartened, Portia Cuthcart leaves Texas for Manhattan, determined to sort out her life and finally embrace her magical way with food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY AND EINSTEIN by Linda Francis Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A comic charmer of surprising depth."
A romantic tale about a cheating husband who gets to redeem himself by returning to earth as his widowed wife's new dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU COME TOO by Lesley Lee Francis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2015

"Some Frost aficionados will undoubtedly find some delight in a text that many other readers will find soporific."
One of the poet's granddaughters combines reminiscence with literary criticism in this memoir. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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UNCOMMON SCENTS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Bonus Factors: Gardening, Diversity, Bay Area
Relationship Status: High School Sweetheart

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents

I’m not ...


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YA DECEMBER 2016
by Leila Roy

Oh, December. Why must you be so cold, so dark, so withholding when it comes to new book releases? Sigh. Here are the two—I know, right? ONLY TWO!—that I’ve got my eye on:

The Secret of a Heart Note, by Stacey Lee

A contemporary romantic fantasy? IN DECEMBER? Yes, yes, yes, PLEASE. This sounds like EXACTLY what I need ...


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