Search Results: "Leslie Cauley"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2005

"A saga of missed connections and an early obit of old Ma Bell, in her time a true icon. (8-page insert, not seen)"
In the name of Alexander Graham Bell, what happened to the phone company? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A keeper in a field of undercooked, underwritten books by CEOs."
A tough-talking Texan offers business truisms. Read full book review >

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PLAN Z BY LESLIE KOVE by Betsy Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A standard tale that features a particularly irritating adolescent narrator. The Curse of Holden Caulfield strikes again."
A trip back in time to the 1970s and all, supposedly, that was groovy. Read full book review >

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MILLERSBURG by Harry Cauley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"A heartfelt work, soundly crafted."
Playwright and novelist Cauley (Bridie and Finn, 1994) offers a chilling, beautifully characterized account of a family torn apart after a dual murder strikes their small New Jersey town on the eve of World War II. Read full book review >

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BRIDIE AND FINN by Harry Cauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"A notable debut."
From award-winning TV writer Harry Cauley, a first novel that celebrates the golden days of urban neighborhoods and tells a beguiling, unpretentious, and bittersweet coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW! by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Intriguing, challenging, and most of all fun: this is one readers won't be in a hurry to put down. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Proud preschoolers can put their new skills to the test with Cauley's (Clap Your Hands, 1992, etc.) sly compendium of riddles that are guaranteed to stretch burgeoning imaginations. Read full book review >

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CLAP YOUR HANDS by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
FICTION
Released: March 25, 1992

"Infectiously joyful. (Picture book. 6 down)"
An extended play-rhyme that invites readers or listeners to clap, jump, spin, wriggle, pat, rub, and stretch in a variety of ways. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE TROUBLE GROUNDHOG DAY by Bethany Roberts
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The happy resolution of the story provides a satisfying conclusion and with its simple explanation of Groundhog Day, this warm-hearted tale offers readers an entertaining introduction to an annual event. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A squabbling set of twins learns the art of cooperation in this seasonal tale from Roberts. Read full book review >

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DEAD COPY by Kit Frazier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Gratingly cute, with a wisecrack or metaphor in every other sentence and a good-looking guy in every chapter."
A sassy obit writer smart-mouths her way into trouble. Read full book review >

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TICKLE by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Here's hoping this cheeky tyke never grows up so young readers and their delighted grown-ups can enjoy more adventures (and misadventures, too). (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Patricelli's mischievous, gender-indeterminate cherub claims to be tickle-proof, but readers know the giggles are inevitable. Read full book review >