Search Results: "Leslie Connor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THINGS YOU KISS GOODBYE by Leslie Connor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Romance fans who happen upon this will find an absorbing portrait of abuse and recovery. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A shy, overprotected girl is the focus of this character study of a victim of physical abuse. Read full book review >

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CRUNCH by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Charming and original. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Readers are thrust immediately into the trials and tribulations of 14-year-old Dewey Mariss and his family. Read full book review >

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ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Well-crafted, warm, and wonderful. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Positive thinking proves powerful for Perry Cook and his incarcerated mother. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR NORMAL by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"First-rate. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A heroine with spunk and spirit offers an inspiring lesson in perseverance and hope. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Connor's gift for creating complex characters extends to the supporting characters and makes this a compelling read. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Under a cloud of suspicion after the death of his best friend, a boy with a "trifecta of troubles" continues as best he can. Read full book review >

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DEAD ON TOWN LINE by Leslie Connor
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Happen'), the narrative is refreshingly breezy and even rather soothing in its examination of life after death. (black-and-white illustrations) (Fiction. YA)"
Cassie Devlin (female, 16, medium height, brown hair and green eyes, according to the all-points bulletin) has been murdered, her body thrown into a rock crevice on the town line. Read full book review >

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MISS BRIDIE CHOSE A SHOVEL by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2004

"A tribute to hard-working immigrants, but more so to a determined, hard-working woman who chose the practical over the trivial. (Picture book. 5-8)"
She could have chosen a porcelain doll or a chiming clock, but Miss Bridie chose a shovel when she boarded a ship that sailed to America in 1856. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Reading the stories in this volume in rapid succession is akin to consuming an entire chocolate cake in one sitting; it proves much tastier when cut into smaller slices."
Connor's latest collection of short stories explores both the highs and lows of letting go of love. Read full book review >

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WE WHO LIVE APART by Joan Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Without a defining or memorable buzz, but, nonetheless, an accomplished work."
Thirteen polished stories on the physical and emotional isolation of men and women, set mostly in New England, where climate and temperament exacerbate their sense of distance and alienation. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 28, 1991

"Connor may be correct when she says that the writing of art history can be pompous and overbearing, but surely there's a better way to poke lighthearted fun than this."
A hyperbolic retelling of lurid and lecherous gossip about famous artists. Read full book review >