Search Results: "Liane Shaw"


BOOK REVIEW

THINANDBEAUTIFUL.COM by Liane Shaw
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The plain narrative voice sounds like it could have been written by any average teen, making this a realistic-feeling read, if not a particularly artistic one. (Fiction. 13-16)"
This single-focus anorexia novel includes the contemporary element of "pro-ana" Internet influence. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF SILENCE by Liane Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"For a nonverbal teen who is a character and not just a plot device, leave this aside and try Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind (2010). (Fiction. 12-16)"
A traumatized teen heals with the help of a Very Special Disabled Girl who exists to teach her an Important Lesson. Read full book review >

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FOSTERGIRLS by Liane Shaw
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Sadie's edgy account of finding a real place for herself in the world will keep readers thoroughly engaged. (Fiction 12 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Sadie provides a moving depiction of life as a foster child. Read full book review >

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DON'T TELL, DON'T TELL, DON'T TELL by Liane Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"While the book's not a total miss, better mystery and better representation can be found elsewhere. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In her fifth novel, Shaw tackles friendship, trust, and difference. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Holroyd keeps a lightly even voice throughout so that every word Shaw utters—and he is clearly the greatest wit in the English language—glistens with intelligence against his fading hopes for humanity. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Triumphant closing of Holroyd's massive life of George Bernard Shaw (1856-1951), begun with The Search for Love (1988) and The Pursuit of Power (1989)—a work 15 years in the writing. Read full book review >

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BERNARD SHAW by Sally Peters
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Peters offers a rhetorically overloaded version of Shaw's life and work. (29 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A tendentious, trendy reading of Shaw, with an entirely speculative theory of secret homosexuality. Read full book review >

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BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of women's fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling."
After last year's best-selling The Husband's Secret, Australian Moriarty brings the edginess of her less-known The Hypnotist's Love Story (2012) to bear in this darkly comic mystery surrounding a disastrous parents' night at an elementary school fundraiser. Read full book review >

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THREE WISHES by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Sneering tone and choppy style mar this first novel, set in Sydney, from Australian author Moriarty."
Meet the Kettle sisters: 33-year-old triplets. Read full book review >

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THE HYPNOTIST'S LOVE STORY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2012

"Amazingly, the effervescent comedy and troubling melodrama combine to create a satisfying beach read, escapist but not unintelligent."
Australian Moriarty (What Alice Forgot, 2011, etc.) has managed to combine an infectiously lighthearted romance about a Sydney hypnotherapist with a potentially upsetting examination of a stalker's interior life. Read full book review >

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WHAT ALICE FORGOT by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2011

"Cheerfully engaging."
From Australian Moriarty (The Last Anniversary, 2006, etc.), domestic escapism about a woman whose temporary amnesia makes her re-examine what really matters to her. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ANNIVERSARY by Liane Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"An overstuffed tale that can't decide if it's a mystery or a romance."
Moriarty's second novel follows the Doughty clan as they fight to protect family secrets. Read full book review >