Search Results: "Linda Trice"


BOOK REVIEW

KENYA'S SONG by Linda Trice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"While this provides a glimpse of a loving family living in a multicultural neighborhood, it misses the mark to truly celebrate Caribbean music and diversity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kenya's homework assignment is to share her favorite song with her class. Can she find the perfect one? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENYA'S ART by Linda Trice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"The emphasis on art as something that's not useful and on holding on to items by branding them as art makes this one to miss. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken-toy purge turns into an art-making session in this didactic look at recycling and reuse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR TROUBLE by Trice Hickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A bold and intriguing effort that ultimately misses the mark, though some readers may enjoy the originality of the storyline."
An old woman who can see the future worries for her grandson and an as-yet-unborn great-great-granddaughter—whom she connects with through their mutual gift—who are dealing with problems in their love lives. Read full book review >

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ONLY TWICE I'VE WISHED FOR HEAVEN by Dawn Turner Trice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Trice's greatest achievement may be how effortlessly (and modestly) she manages to mingle an original vision and real art."
Chicago Tribune editor Trice brings a light touch of magical realism to this moving tale of violence, urban squalor, and upward mobility among the African-Americans who live in two distinct Chicago neighborhoods during the '70s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN EIGHTH OF AUGUST by Dawn Turner Trice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Believable characters give substance to what's sometimes a saccharine-sweet folksy tale about middle-class African-Americans honoring the past as they nourish the ties of the present"
An affecting tale of an African-American family who prepare for their town's annual celebration of the end of slavery, while they struggle to understand and forgive the accidental death of a young boy the year before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR TIME AND ALL ETERNITIES  by Mette Ivie Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Linda might make a comforting companion for devout Mormon women struggling with their leadership and history. Other readers, though, are likely to find the prose ham-fisted and didactic, the mystery unsatisfying, and the solution downright offensive."
Mormon housewife Linda Wallheim grapples with her faith as she delves into underground polygamy in her third investigation (His Right Hand, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADULTERY by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"More trite truthiness from Coelho."
A Swiss journalist strives to redress the meaninglessness of her life with even more meaningless sexual encounters in Coelho's latest pseudo-philosophical screed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1998

"Gripping in its simplicity and honesty, a story of a tormented little girl who may have found some solace in the love of a stranger. (Author tour)"
A tale, told with compassion and affection, of an angry young black girl caught in the child welfare system and the white, middle-class psychoanalyst who became her friend. Read full book review >