Search Results: "Leyla Emory"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ISTANBUL ADVENTURE WITH BRUCE THE GOOSE by Leyla  Emory
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2012

"The photographs are enticingly grand and bright, but the covering story and the software still have far to go. (iPad informational app. 7-9)"
Now a tour, now a chase and much in need of copy editing, this helter-skelter introduction to Istanbul presents the city's highlights with more enthusiasm than grace. Read full book review >

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LILIANA'S GRANDMOTHERS by Leyla Torres
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"All the characters are badly drawn; the cat, in particular, suffers from limbs that have odd angles and lines. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From Torres (Subway Sparrow, 1993), a book that offers perhaps a too-rosy portrayal of the relationships a girl has with her two grandmothers. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY SPARROW by Leyla Torres
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Torres's realistic watercolors, though a little stiff, capture the milieu well enough; but her simple story is ingeniously constructed, nicely paced, and altogether disarming. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first picture book, also available in Spanish (ISBN: 0-374-82756-4), is a charming multicultural vignette. Read full book review >

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THE TIME CELLAR by Marc Emory
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A hilarious time-travel shaggy dog story."
A freak accident gives a Southern California man a working time machine in his basement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Insightfully portrays an ailing American health system and ways to improve one's health."
An American-trained pharmacist discusses the shortcomings of traditional Western medicine and advocates natural approaches to health care and wellness. Read full book review >

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ROBERT E. LEE by Emory M. Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Well written and based largely on primary documentation, a good effort at understanding a complex personality."
A comprehensive new biography that seeks to give a balanced portrait of the famed Confederate general. Read full book review >

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THE SUBURBS OF HEAVEN by Merle Drown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Even so, the restless, mercurial quality of the story, when it works, is engaging and impressive."
A tense blend of hilarity and savagery mark this grittily realistic study of a trailer-trash family in rural New Hampshire, as madness, grief, and rage drag tough-loving family members into the slough of despond. Read full book review >