Search Results: "Leslie Lehr"


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66 LAPS by Leslie Lehr Spirson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Some schematic plotting, but Audrey speaks so compellingly from the heart that it can be forgiven."
A sweet contemporary love story with an old-fashioned message, told by a young mother whose fears about getting old have tragic consequences. Read full book review >

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WHAT A MOTHER KNOWS by Leslie Lehr
Released: May 1, 2013

"A would-be thriller in dire need of a script doctor."
A woman awakes from an extended coma to find her world utterly changed. Read full book review >

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TRELL by Dick Lehr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This tale of the fallout from the war on drugs recognizes one family's resolve as it hammers home the failures of public policy and the court system to uphold justice for all. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
In a Boston swirling with racial tensions and public corruption, a story of false imprisonment based in fact, from a longtime investigative journalist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"A cautionary tale about the abuse of power and a timely civics lesson on the virtue of standing up to authority."
From former Boston Globe reporter Lehr (Journalism/Boston Univ.; co-author: Judgment Ridge: The Truth Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders, 2003, etc.), a somber tale of police corruption, racism and violent crime in Beantown. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A powerful rendering of an enduring conflict."
A history of D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915), which triggered a substantial protest by African-Americans, who resented their vile portrayal in the film.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"With enough unanswered questions for two sequels, the authors offer a pile of evidence that (in South Boston at least) politics is all too local. (photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An eye-opening true-crimer that recounts a cooperative arrangement in which two Boston mobsters, in exchange for acting as informants for an FBI agent and his supervisor, were permitted to take over most of Boston's organized crime. Read full book review >

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DOGGONE FEET! by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Alas, that perky pup can't quite save the limping story, doggone it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A smiling, spotted dog relates to her owners only through their legs and feet in this visually appealing but rather confusing story about a dog's place in the world. Read full book review >

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FAIR COW by Leslie Helakoski
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A good addition to collections in need of some new barnyard or self-esteem titles. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Effie the cow's not dissatisfied with her farm, the grazing or giving milk, but she's always dreamed of being a blue-ribbon, award-winning, state-fair cow. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMAL ABC by Leslie Baker
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2003

An alphabet of rare simplicity. Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S BALLGAME by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Still, as long as baseball continues as the national pastime, this delightful offering should have a life on the shelves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The assortment of squirrels, kangaroos, monkeys, and ostriches running the bases is not to be confused with replacement players for major leaguers on strike. Read full book review >

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HAIR by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"With its companion, another solid outing for Patricelli's tot. (Board book. 1-3)"
A board book for toddlers who are almost ready for their first haircuts. Read full book review >

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BEST BUDS UNDER FROGS by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"This first full-length narrative, a series opener, from board-book creator Patricelli (Hair, 2017, etc.) is a no-frills, funny story about friendship. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Supershy fourth-grader Lily Lattuga (Italian for "lettuce") just wants to blend in at her new school, but on the first day, she throws up on a popular girl's shoes! Read full book review >