Search Results: "Linda Lombardi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SLOTH'S EYE by Linda Lombardi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2011

"Lombardi's debut is predictable and formulaic, but the result is far more amusing than you'd expect."
A zoo is attacked by a human predator. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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MY SUMMER ON EARTH by Tom Lombardi
FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"Book selectors should be aware that this title is every bit as graphic as any current adult street-lit title. (Science fiction. YA)"
A unique take on the alien-visiting-Earth concept prevalent in B movies and television 50 years ago. Read full book review >

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LOVEY BUNNY by Kristine A. Lombardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A great book to share with sensitive children concerned about the steadiness of parental love and a pleasant example of creative problem-solving. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A winsome girl rabbit is her mother's "lovey bunny," but when she borrows her mother's fancy dress with unfortunate results, she wonders if the affection from her mother is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"And Rojas-Lombardi's introduction, ranging from the Incas' ingenious irrigation methods to today's 30-some potato varieties and corn kernels the size of cherry tomatoes, provides an informative overview in a very few lively pages."
Squid ceviche, wild-turkey escabäche with figs, seafood tamale, quinoa chowder, tomatillo gazpacho, rabbit in chocolate sauce, a roundly flavored sweet pepper-dried chili-apple-hazelnut sauce to serve on potatoes, and a whole string of wonderful potato dishes: These are a few of the splendid, spicy, South American dishes that Peruvian born-and-raised Rojas-Lombardi, now a prominent New York chef and food authority, makes available in this genuine contribution to our culinary repertoire. Read full book review >

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MR. BIDDLES by Kristine A. Lombardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An unlikely duo in an unbelievable story that doesn't quite feel well-constructed in the end. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An unpredictable tale of a surprising friendship. Read full book review >

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THE GRUMPY PETS by Kristine A. Lombardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though on the tame side, it's still a sweet story about a boy and a dog rescuing each other. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What happens when pets resemble even the youngest, grumpiest of owners? Read full book review >

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FENWAY AND HATTIE AND THE EVIL BUNNY GANG by Victoria J. Coe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A slight and predictable story that will likely find most appeal with serious dog (or bunny) lovers. (Fiction. 8-10)"
There's a single conceit to this series: Fenway, the exuberant Jack Russell terrier who relates the tale, understands people—but in a charming and, well, doggy way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2012

"An insightful, timely study, especially now as feminist gains are under attack."
In this provocative debut, New York Times contributor Lombardi challenges the cultural message that "a well-adjusted, loving mother is one who gradually but surely pushes her son away, both emotionally and physically, in order to allow him to grow up to be a healthy man." Read full book review >