Search Results: "Lewis Richmond"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A spiritual affirmation that provides a welcome alternative to the prevailing belief that maintaining the appearance of youth as long as possible is an antidote to aging."
A Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher offers "a user's guide to aging well" by celebrating "the joys and rewards of aging" while accepting the inevitable losses that accompany it. Read full book review >

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STARK RAVING NAKED by Richmond Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An often entertaining novel that might have benefited from a hearty edit."
Lewis' debut novel, a farcical mystery, pits an immature newspaper reporter against an angry, conservative town. Read full book review >

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OH, THE THINGS MY MOM WILL DO... by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Eschewing the usual saccharine odes to motherhood, this title should lead to laughter and some recognition for all the crazy things moms do out of love. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It is said that mothers will do anything for their children. In this humorous slip of a tale, readers see just how far moms often go. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN YOU by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Despite its overall good intentions, the book feels rushed and ill considered, with little offered by way of identification to get readers involved. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Well-intentioned cheerleading falls flat. Read full book review >

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PAX AND BLUE by Lori Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Nicely pitched to young readers' empathies. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An ordinary city pigeon follows a little boy onto a subway train. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lezlie Evans and illustrated by David McPhail (2010). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Richmond offers a bland and confusing a companion to her Beautiful Brown Eyes (2009). Read full book review >

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I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Though its heart is in the right place, this tale doesn't come close to the artistry of Kevin Henkes' Owen (1993), still the gold standard. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little bear struggles with separation anxiety as he prepares to go to school for the first time—without Blankie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BLESSINGS by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A sweet but inessential offering for families who desire a bedtime story with a Christian theme. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
A gentle bedtime story written as a prayer lists many reasons to be thankful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 1993

The well-told story of how Baltimore came to have a jewel of a ballpark rather than a cookie-cutter stadium for its only remaining major-league franchise, the Orioles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARRIAGE PACT by Michelle Richmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"The idea of this book is interesting, and it could have had Stepford Wives-type potential for social commentary. Unfortunately, it's weighed down by a weak, repetitive thriller plot."
Alice and Jake, newly married in San Francisco, make a big mistake in signing up with a secret international cult dedicated to making sure wedding vows do indeed last until death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT NIGHT BOOK by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Don't be fooled by the hype: For a much better treatment of 'personalization,' check out Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App! (2011). (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A superficial, lackluster adaptation of Richmond's 2010 traditional book. Read full book review >