Search Results: "Linzi West"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICK PAINTS A PICTURE by Saviour Pirotta
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"A must for every library serving toddlers and teachers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this unique and extremely helpful look at colors, Pirotta tells the story of Patrick and his aunt, out in a field, painting pictures. Read full book review >

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MOMMY, MOMMY, WHAT’S IN YOUR TUMMY? by Sarah Simpson-Enock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A tad confusing for the smallest of small fry, but kids who already understand what's actually in mommy's tum are sure to enjoy this interactive guessing game of the maternal persuasion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The glut of new-baby picture books intended for the four-and-older set often leaves parents of younger children scrambling to find appropriate fare. Read full book review >

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FINDING DANNY by Linzi Glass
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"An additional subplot follows both Bree's budding romance with a classmate, Ashton, who shares parent problems, and her friendship issues with two girlfriends, but even the inclusion of these typical tween issues fails to elevate the novel beyond average. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Only child Bree, 12 years old, feels all but abandoned by her career-driven parents: Her father is a writer who travels a great deal, and her mother is a broadcast journalist hoping to move up to an anchor position. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR THE GYPSIES CAME by Linzi Glass
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Subtle parallels between Emily's family and apartheid South Africa provide great depth and meaning to this somber, sensitive, exquisitely narrated story for mature readers. (glossary of Afrikaans and Zulu words and expressions) (Fiction. YA)"
A spring visit from a vagabond family ends in disaster for two white girls and their family in apartheid South Africa in 1966. Read full book review >

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PIVOT POINT by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"West's debut showcases riveting storytelling. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Clairvoyant Addison Coleman must choose between two futures and two love interests. Read full book review >

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LUCKY IN LOVE by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"There's a wealth of profoundly topical, thematic territory to explore in lottery wins; this iteration, with its cast of culturally and economically diverse characters, is especially resonant. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen discovers that winning the lottery has an inescapable downside. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2008

"A gritty, psychologically acute saga of the Forgotten War."
American soldiers battle besieging communist hordes-and their demons-in this dark Korean War story. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR GRAHAM GREENE by W.J. West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1998

"While Greene aficionados anticipate Sherry's next volume, West supplies them with some tantalizing points and leaves open many, many questions. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An occasionally enticing if episodic inquest into Greene's lifelong balancing act on ``the dangerous edge of things'' (his favorite Browning quote). Read full book review >

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CUBAN BLUFF by Nigel West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"The journalistic style fails to capture the tension of the era, but the spywork fascinates."
West, a historian and Member of Parliament, tells the story of the Cuban missile crisis from the bottom up so that spies rather than Kennedys have the starring roles. Read full book review >

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EMINENCE by Morris West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Vaticanologists will be having too much fun figuring out who's who in this aptly timed roman-Ö-clef. (Radio satellite tour)"
The latest ecclesial potboiler by West (Vanishing Point, 1996, etc.), this one centering on the troubles that await an Argentine cardinal who hopes not to be elected pope. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1993

"West's voice is an important one, but this collection doesn't amplify it in a helpful way."
West is the professor of religion and director of Afro- American studies at Princeton whose short essay collection, Race Matters (p. 216), became a bestseller earlier this year. Read full book review >