Search Results: "Lisa Bloom"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOOM by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A lovely way of looking back on the year with a child who may not realize he or she has 'bloomed.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
Paralleling the planting of a garden in the fall and its blooming is the growth of a young girl and all the milestones that happen between fall and spring. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Doreen Cronin
by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"If youngsters scratch their heads, take them to the yard or community garden to plant and make mud pies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cronin and Small combine talents in this fable for modern times: people who live in fragile kingdoms may need to get their hands dirty rebuilding. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A gift for the lovelorn someone whose Valentine's Day wish doesn't come true, perhaps. (Picture book. 8+)"
Adolescent drama queens have nothing on an affected peppermint-pink piggy called Bloom who declares that she "will never love again" after her infatuated heart is broken by a blue butterfly (dubbed "a flying flower" by the lovesick pig) that does not return her affections. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Kelle Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"Sunny and inspiring."
A mother's optimistic account of the first year of life with her daughter, Nella, who was born with Down syndrome. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Wil McCarthy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Despite some conceptual problems, an ingenious yarn with challenging ideas, well-handled technical details and plenty of twists and turns: a whopping improvement on Murder in the Solid State (1996), though the sophomoric narrative voice is dismayingly similar. (Author tour)"
By the early 22nd century, artificially created life-forms—mycora—that can dissolve stone, metal, flesh, anything, with terrifying speed, have taken over the Earth, the Moon, and Venus; the only human survivors cower behind biological barriers far away in the asteroids (the Gladholders) or the moons of Jupiter and Saturn (the Immunity). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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MARY BLOOM by Louis Toscano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An often engaging but overlong mystery."
In Toscano's (TripleCross, 1990) debut mystery, a reporter investigates the death of a woman who may have had ties to Cuban revolutionaries—and John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"A much-needed factual antidote to the mainstream media coverage of Trayvon Martin's tragic story and the travesty of the George Zimmerman trial."
A veteran civil rights attorney confronts the injustices of the controversial Trayvon Martin case and America's dubious post-9/11 gun laws. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"A wake-up call for women who have succumbed to a culture of mediocrity."
TV host, commentator and lawyer Bloom felt compelled to write her debut after becoming disgruntled with society's intellectual decline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not definitive, but masses of information make it worthwhile."
An extensively researched biography of arguably the most identifiable American painter of the 20th century. Read full book review >