Search Results: "Lindsay Lee Johnson"


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WORLDS APART by Lindsay Lee Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"This disturbing peek inside a mental institution from Winnie's perspective raises important questions about those who are marginalized out of ignorance. (Fiction. YA)"
A teen moves from Chicago to rural Minnesota in 1959 and finds her new life "worlds apart" from normalcy. Read full book review >

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SOUL MOON SOUP by Lindsay Lee Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"The use of free verse for novels has gained sudden popularity, but this particular effort could have used a slower pace, a separation between poems, and some grit. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Phoebe Rose and her mother are homeless, abandoned by Daddy with no resources to support them, but shelters and a suitcase. Read full book review >

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TEN MOONSTRUCK PIGLETS by Lindsay Lee Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Both the eye and the ear will be entranced. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As everybody knows, piglets are unhinged by the moon, to the light of which they are drawn like really big moths. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE HENRIETTA by Lindsay Lee Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Henrietta's hungry hair.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Hurricane Henrietta has the longest hair in Bald Eagle Falls and she prides herself so much on her long, flowing mane that she refuses to cut it. Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR LINDSAY by Moira Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Despite clumsy foreshadowing, a sensitive take of defining family ties forged in childhood by tragedy."
Scottish first-novelist Forsyth depicts four adults blighted by a childhood catastrophe who later, in middle age, find things falling apart once again. Read full book review >

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SAMUEL JOHNSON by David Nokes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Rigorous and scholarly, but an introduction rather than an advancement in knowledge."
A swift life of the author of A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), whose corporal and hygienic eccentricities matched in uniqueness the brilliance of his mind. Read full book review >

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PHILIP JOHNSON by Franz Schulze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"An expansive view of Johnson's prickly intellect, ambition, and shifting aesthetic core. (125 photos, not seen)"
Spry and readable, this first major Johnson biography delivers the goods on the puckish 87-year-old godfather of American architecture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 5, 1992

"B&w photos. (Biography. 11-13)"
The fantasy world we build around professional athletes took a serious hit when this NBA superstar announced his HIV infection and retirement. Read full book review >