Search Results: "Lee Harper"


BOOK REVIEW

UP CLOSE: HARPER LEE by Kerry Madden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Extensive source notes and an excellent bibliography round out this superb biography, one of the best in the Up Close series. (foreword, index) (Biography. 12 & up)"
Not believing in biographies of living writers, Harper Lee declined to be interviewed for one, but Madden draws on extensive research—including trips to Monroeville, Ala., and interviews with classmates, colleagues and town residents—to explore how Lee's life and times inspired her masterpiece. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"An engrossing, entertaining psychological family drama centered on the important, often overlooked relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter."
A troubled teenage girl and her grandmother bond through their book club as each faces a personal struggle. Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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SIGNED, SKYE HARPER by Carol Lynch Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"A fine story of a mother-and-child reunion, packed with quirky characters and lessons about love. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A teen takes a road trip with her longtime crush, her grandmother, their dog and their one-legged rooster in a stolen RV to retrieve her mother, whom she hasn't seen in 11 years. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S COOL CLOTHES by Lee Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The visual humor makes this a winner, and adults will appreciate the easy segue into conversations about honesty and what defines 'cool' that are sure to follow. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Andersen's classic tale gets a humorously "cool" update in an imaginary land in which emperor penguins, polar bears, seals, walruses and albatross coexist. Read full book review >

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SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! by Lee Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Again!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
The morning after a snowfall a dog family heads out to the "best sledding hill in the / whole / wide / world." Read full book review >

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GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"It's not To Kill a Mockingbird, yes, but it's very much worth reading."
The long-awaited, much-discussed sequel that might have been a prequel—and that makes tolerably good company for its classic predecessor. Read full book review >

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 1960

"There is much advance interest in this book; it has been selected by the Literary Guild and Reader's Digest; it should win many friends."
A first novel, this is also a first person account of Scout's (Jean Louise) recall of the years that led to the ending of a mystery, the breaking of her brother Jem's elbow, the death of her father's enemy — and the close of childhood years. Read full book review >

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LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

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ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER by Ann Haywood Leal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A poignant debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Harper Lee Morgan loves nothing more than the tingle of a new poem working itself out in her head. Read full book review >

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HARPER AND MOON by Ramon Royal Ross
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1993

"Vivid storytelling, a rock-solid sense of time and place, memorable, splendidly realized characters: likely to be read in one sitting, under covers by flashlight if necessary. (Fiction. 10+)"
Set in Washington's Walla Walla Valley during WW II, a fine second novel about the unusual friendship between Harper, son of a fruit grower, and the somewhat older Moon—inarticulate, half-wild son of abusive parents, orphaned in early adolescence and living no one knows how or where. Read full book review >