Search Results: "Lily Archer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POISON APPLES by Lily Archer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The Poison Apple members are not really mean enough to exact the punishment they want, but they are entertaining and their hyperbolic tales of woe might be what's most appealing to gossip-loving adolescents. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Three stepdaughters from very different backgrounds attend a posh New England boarding school and eventually plot to get even with their stepmothers by becoming the "Poison Apples" (alluding to the Snow White fairy tale). Read full book review >

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BIG BAD WOLF by Dosh Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Not quite as hilarious as the other initial offering in the series, Itsy Bitsy Spider, which publishes simultaneously, but an amusing take on an old story and a fast-reading, funny choice for new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Dr. Glenda (a dog) and Nurse Percy (a rooster) deal with a familiar fairy-tale villain while on duty at the hospital in this humorous Urgency Emergency! series entry for new readers. Read full book review >

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IF SHARKS DISAPPEARED by Lily Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A successful balancing act between heralding disaster and promoting change—an informative debut. (glossary, notes) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Williams guides readers through the multifarious world of sharks and offers a disconcerting glimpse into our world without them. Read full book review >

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THIS IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT by Lily Myers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Lifted beyond the confines of the problem novel with its lyricism and resonance. (Verse/fiction. 12-16)"
Her life in upheaval, Ivy finds solace in controlling her caloric intake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CABARET by Lily Prior
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Schmaltz Romano."
More corny Italian fare from Prior pursues the mystifying disappearance of a Roman embalmer's husband. Read full book review >

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THE ENGLISH TEACHER by Lily King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2005

"Tom is too good to be true, and Vida too unpleasant to care about. Still, King beautifully delineates the grieving children in all their confused steps toward recovery."
A single mother's long-pent-up rage and unhappiness threaten her new marriage and her son's sense of stability—in King's follow-up to the well-received The Pleasing Hour (1999). Read full book review >

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I MARRIED YOU FOR HAPPINESS by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Does the couple's mutual happiness provide a Hegelian synthesis? Not quite, though Tuck's crisp writing is a joy."
Using shards of memory, Tuck creates the portrait of a marriage in her latest, following the NBA winner The News from Paraguay (2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Remarkably well-done: a complex and warm insider's take on a booming industry."
Engaging memoir of a former stripper's last fling with the profession. Read full book review >

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LA CUCINA by Lily Prior
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"Less a banquet of the senses than a junk-food gorge."
Debut fiction (subtitled "a novel of rapture") about a lonely, middle-aged librarian who experiences a sexual reawakening intimately linked to her sensual kitchen skills. Read full book review >

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Let Me Fall by Lily Foster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"An involving tale of love and redemption that will satisfy discerning fans of the new-adult genre."
New-adult fiction about a dyslexic high school football star and the only girl who understands him. Read full book review >