Search Results: "Lisa Armstrong"


BOOK REVIEW

VOICES OF HAITI by Lisa Armstrong
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 21, 2012

"A model of long-form feature journalism for the iPad."
A bracing multimedia portrait of life in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there in 2010. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DREW AND THE BUB DADDY SHOWDOWN by Robb Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"Super Agent Mason Stone'' perfectly augment the text. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the cast is finally removed from his broken wrist, Drew discovers that he has miraculously become a talented artist, and begins a comic book loosely based on the adventures of his beloved daredevil older brother, Kyle. Read full book review >

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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SUMMONING by Kelley Armstrong
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2008

"Teen readers might scream loud enough to raise the dead. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After seeing a ghost in her school, Chloe Saunders arrives at the Lyle House, a home for troubled teens, but specters keep surfacing, causing her to question both her sanity and supposedly safe surroundings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVES AND LEGENDS OF THE SAINTS by Carole Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A ravishing glimpse of a complex subject; it leaves readers both enlightened and craving more. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
Brief biographies take a secular and historic approach to the lives and attributes of 20 saints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An important, incendiary, unapologetic history written in hopes of rekindling the possibility of radical change—nothing less than a redistribution of gender power."
Armstrong issues a sobering call to repoliticize the issue of incest, which has fallen prey to the mental health field, its cadre of ``experts,'' and an antifeminist backlash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PACT OF SILENCE by David Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lots of incident but little momentum. Nor is Armstrong especially successful it making it interesting to watch those 40-year-old chickens come home to roost."
DC Jane Salt is just trying to get a little distance from her boss and lover, DI Frank Kavanagh, but crime has a way of throwing them back together. Read full book review >

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DEAD IN THE WATER by Vivien Armstrong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"306, etc.) this time seems to be modeling herself on lesser Agatha Christie—They Came to Baghdad, say—with prose as cluttered as her plot."
The worst thing about working as a dentist's receptionist is that it just never ends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERCY KILL by Lori Armstrong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Another surprisingly twisted tale leads readers into a thicket of relative good and evil."
A former sniper can't settle down to South Dakota life without stirring up trouble. The military didn't prepare Mercy Gunderson (No Mercy, 2010, etc.) for life back home. Read full book review >

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VISIONS by Kelley Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A thrilling mystery and multiple love interests leave plenty to explore in the next book."
It's hard to tell fae from foe in this sprawling second entry in the Cainsville series, set in an eerie, insular town. Read full book review >