Search Results: "Lisa Blackwell"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Blackwell's inspiring call to action will help women get out of their own way on the path to fulfillment."
In her first book, a former executive coach and certified change agent attempts to provide readers the tools they need to eliminate the situations that weigh them down. Read full book review >

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UNDERCURRENT by Paul Blackwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 23, 2013

"The framework never jells, leaving the plot points suspended in the mist of the falls themselves. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A potentially deadly trip over a waterfall turns out to be the least of teenage Cal's problems. Read full book review >

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WHILE BEAUTY SLEPT by Elizabeth Blackwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Intelligent escapism that should please Brothers Grimm lovers more than Disney fans."
In her first novel, Blackwell keeps her retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" in the once-upon-a-time past but makes the standard version's reliance on magic subservient to a more psychological/sociological interpretation. Read full book review >

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GRUB by Elise Blackwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Gossipy, with insider elements that may limit its audience to aspiring writers—but a quick-paced, amusing novel."
Blackwell's third novel (The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish, 2007, etc.) is a fizzy contemporary-Manhattan retelling of New Grub Street, George Gissing's 1891 jeremiad about the London literary marketplace.Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM PARIS by Juliet Blackwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A compelling story of Paris, art, and love throughout history."
A woman's quest to discover the origin of a haunting heirloom leads her to a foreign country and family secrets in this novel from Blackwell (The Paris Key, 2015). Read full book review >

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THE LOWER QUARTER by Elise Blackwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"An artful, gritty love story, eulogy, and survivor narrative for the city of New Orleans post-Katrina."
A man arrives in post-Katrina New Orleans, looking to solve the mystery of a missing painting and a related murder. What he finds is nothing less than love, sacrifice, survival, genius, depravity, and hope. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"In each chapter, Blackwell finds he loves the polluted places for all the ways they aren't ruined. With great verve, and without sounding preachy, he exposes the essence and interconnectedness of these environmental problems."
Humor and dry wit lighten a travelogue of the most polluted and ravaged places in the world. Read full book review >

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HUNGER by Elise Blackwell
Released: April 15, 2003

"Ambitiously conceived, carefully planned, impeccably researched—but, like a kind of term-paper-novel, curiously unmoving."
Blackwell's little slip of a debut derives from the life of the real biologist and geneticist Nikolai Vavilov as it tells the story of a fictional scientist who survives the siege of Leningrad and life under Stalinism. 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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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

Released: Jan. 1, 1972

"Be that as it may, the case data collected from the bilked (over 500 active and retired workers responded to a pension questionnaire), along with complementary information from benefit system authorities and government sources, provide another of those Naderesque true stories of quacksalvers practicing their venality in high financial places."
The message here — delivered in those per usual Nader flat tones of impeccable integrity and exhortatory conviction — is that many millions of Americans enrolled in private pension plans are cheated each year of the benefits due them and hence of anticipated retirement security. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARKLING PRINCESS OPPOSITES by Lisa Perrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"While not groundbreaking in style or substance, these simple titles will nonetheless appeal to those toddlers (or parents) already besotted with all things stately and sparkly. (Board book. 1-3)"
A shiny, fairy-tale-themed concept book for toddlers. Read full book review >