Search Results: "Lindsey Leavitt"


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GOING VINTAGE by Lindsey Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"A funny and even thoughtful look at boyfriends, high school angst and the importance of finding oneself. (Fiction. 11-16)"
After discovering her boyfriend has a serious online relationship with another girl, Mallory very publicly dumps him on his social media site. Read full book review >

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THE CHAPEL WARS by Lindsey Leavitt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"Leavitt's latest doesn't rise above the pack. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen struggles with loss and love in Las Vegas. Read full book review >

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SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD by Lindsey Leavitt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"While she learns a few lessons about denial and selfishness in the abstract, she's protected from having to put them in practice. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Payton Gritas' world is turned upside down when she discovers her father has multiple sclerosis and that her parents and older brothers have kept the news from her for six months. Read full book review >

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THE BIG MOVE by Lindsey Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"A frisky adventure not at all weighed down by the timely doses of local history folded in. (Fiction. 7-9)"
An all-too-close encounter with the new president's children and their "c-a-t" nearly spells disaster for two White House mice in this history-laced series opener. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL TREATMENT by Lindsey Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"It's a lively if lightweight romp that will please many young girls with glamorous dreams. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This breezy sequel to Princess for Hire (2010) continues a middle-school girl's dream come true: She's magically transformed into various princesses and lives their lives for them while the real princesses take a vacation. Read full book review >

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT by Lindsey Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Not much happens, but it's all fun and readily recognizable middle school stuff. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Best friends Piper and Olivia are back for a second outing in The Pages Between Us series. Read full book review >

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THE PAGES BETWEEN US by Lindsey Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Leavitt and Mellom's humorous and perceptive tale deftly explores the quandary of how to sustain a cherished friendship while nurturing individual growth. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth-grade friends chronicle their transition to middle school in a shared journal. Read full book review >

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TANGLES by Sarah Leavitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Not simply the story of a disease, but of the flawed, complex, intelligent people whose lives it transformed."
The power of this graphic memoir is not that its story about a family dealing with Alzheimer's is so extraordinary, but that it has become so ordinary. Read full book review >

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THE TWO HOTEL FRANCFORTS by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Very fine work."
An artfully crafted story of two marriages from Leavitt (English: Univ. of Florida), whose credits include Family Dancing (1984) and The Indian Clerk (2007), both finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Read full book review >

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THE MARBLE QUILT by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"An abundance of fine, sharp moments proving that Leavitt, despite his characters' tedious obsession with youth and beauty, might be aging pretty well."
Gay fiction's elegant stylist (Martin Bauman, 2000, etc.) returns with an uneven, mutable collection of nine stories inspired by his deep biographical readings of Oscar Wilde's circle—and by profound sympathy for an aggrieved present-day gay community. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF JONAH BOYD by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"One hopes the gifted Leavitt is capable of much better work. But the clock is ticking."
Leavitt's ungainly sixth novel appears to be an amalgam of transposed autobiography, literary in-talk, and the emphasis on family dynamics that distinguished his early work (The Lost Language of Cranes, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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GIRLS IN TROUBLE by Caroline Leavitt
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A sadly familiar tale by Leavitt (Coming Back to Me, 2001, etc.), though ably written in a straightforward style: likely to appeal to teenagers and their parents as well."
An open adoption goes awry, in an eighth outing by the Boston Globe columnist. Read full book review >