Search Results: "Leslie Marmon Silko"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"One wishes Silko had confined this volume to storytelling and remembrances of her life and her ancestors' lives; the contribution she is capable of bringing to the reader's appreciation of the Pueblo culture is diluted by unsupportable and tired diatribe."
In these previously published essays and stories centered on the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest, Silko (Almanac of the Dead, 1991) weaves together autobiographical material with current and ancient Native American tales. Read full book review >

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ALMANAC OF THE DEAD by Leslie Marmon Silko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"All in all: a chillingly dark vision of corruption, despair, and chaos in the Americas, where a native new world order appears ready to begin."
A dense and occasionally dazzling saga from poet-novelist Silko (Ceremony, 1977; Storyteller, 1981), who draws on the fullness of her Laguna-Anglo-Latino heritage in the kaleidoscopic view of drug-dealing, revolution, and ancient prophecies north and south of the border. Read full book review >

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THE TURQUOISE LEDGE by Leslie Marmon Silko
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"A much-needed treatise on renewing our relationship with the natural world, though the lack of a singular narrative thread may restrict the work from reaching the audience it deserves."
A memoir recounting a Native-American woman's spiritual connection with the landscape of the American Southwest. Read full book review >

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GARDENS IN THE DUNES by Leslie Marmon Silko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

There are many wonderful moments in this ambitious tale of Native America in conflict with paternalistic white culture—unquestionably the best fiction yet from Silko. Read full book review >

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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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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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BOO! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"A warm and cuddly celebration of the creepiest holiday. (Board book. 1-3)"
Patricelli's tiny tot celebrates Halloween. Read full book review >

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BIG PIGS by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gleeful—and opaque. (Picture book. 3-6)"
These three little porkers behave like...well, you know, until their mama teaches them a surprising lesson. Read full book review >

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IF ROCKS COULD SING by Leslie McGuirk
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 24, 2011

"Begs to be pored over again and again. (Alphabet book. 3-10)"
With sharp eyes, endless patience and vivid imagination, McGuirk seeks and finds rocks in the shapes of alphabet letters and items representing those letters. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"More puppies, please. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Petra wakes up every night because she's afraid of the monster under her bed. Read full book review >

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HIGHER! HIGHER! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Certain to rise higher and higher in popularity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Patricelli once again proves she is a master of demonstrating for very young children the wonders of a good imagination (The Birthday Box, 2007). Read full book review >

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PRINCESS WANNABE by Leslie Lammle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Despite the can't-miss lesson, it's nice that storytime is such a big deal, even in the castle, and children will enjoy seeing all the familiar characters gathered here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A frothy bit of storytelling and soft, squiggly art full of easily recognized folk from other tales. Read full book review >