Search Results: "Lila Ellexson Senter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT by Lila Ellexson Senter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Likely to be a success among Christians looking for new Christmas material to share with friends and family over the holiday season."
A collection of Christmas "Word Gifts"—poems, quotes, and short stories, accompanied by images from various artists—from debut author Senter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILA by Marilynne Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Fans of Robinson will wish the book were longer—and will surely look forward to the next."
More balm in Gilead as Robinson (When I Was a Child I Read Books, 2012, etc.) returns to familiar ground to continue the saga ofJohn Amesand his neighbors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Engrossingly, utterly Pirsig—fans will not be disappointed."
Pirsig's absorbing second novel, appearing nearly two decades after Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, continues where his former work left off—in an exploration of the Metaphysics of Quality set against a journey by sailboat to the Atlantic Ocean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILA BLOOM by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2004

After a bad day at school a little girl named Lila announces to her caretaker aunt and her ballet teacher, Madame Vera, that she wants to quit her strictly run ballet class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOVING LILA by Julie Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A nicely written debut, but with little emotional punch."
An intimate drama of family secrets that moves at a compelling pace, yet leaves one wondering what all the fuss was about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILA SAYS by Chimo
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The tension between Chimo's struggles to understand her (and himself) and efforts to express his sense of exclusion from French society paradoxically imbue this tense rÇcit with a suspenseful and rewarding complexity."
This pseudonymous 1996 debut novel was a bestseller in France, where the mystery surrounding its author's identity itself became a major news item. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILA AND THE CROW by Gabrielle Grimard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Though hardly a bullying silver bullet, this is an artful take on resilience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A lonely, bullied child comes to proudly claim the label her tormentors give her, refusing to let their hateful judgment determine her self-worth. Read full book review >

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LUCY AND LILA by Alison Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Nicely addresses bullying without getting nasty. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Real friends, imaginary friends? Does it make a difference? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT EGGSPECTATIONS OF LILA FENWICK by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 1991

"Though light, this touches on serious issues of responsibility; McMullan deserves praise for creating its well-rounded, individualized characters. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a third book about Lila, the girl sees all her Great Ideas go unexpectedly wrong during the first month of school. Read full book review >

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LILA AND THE SECRET OF RAIN by David Conway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2008

"An author's note on the culture and on drought would have added considerably, but still, this is a beautifully illustrated tale that will easily serve as an introduction to the importance of water and a catalyst for discussion of water shortages in Africa. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For weeks, the sun has beaten down on Lila's Kenyan village. Read full book review >