Search Results: "Lisa Frazier Page"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A page-turning wake-up call."
An emergency-room doctor relates his experiences to the wider emergency of inadequate health care for inner-city residents in places like Newark, N.J., where he grew up and practiced medicine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Keenly observed and moving."
Well-crafted look at the wrenching experience of the youngest of the "Little Rock Nine." Read full book review >

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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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DON'T TURN THE PAGE! by Rachelle Burk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2014

"A charming, metafictive good night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book within a book tells the story of a little hedgehog who resists reading a bedtime story about a little bear—or is it also a story about a little bear who reads a book about a little hedgehog? Read full book review >

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RALEIGH’S PAGE by Alan Armstrong
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"It's an absorbing historical adventure from an emerging master. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Young Andrew's mind's been set afire by his teacher's enthusiasm for the opportunities offered by America, so when his father finds him a position as page to Sir Walter Raleigh, he dares to hope for overseas excitement. Read full book review >

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PARSIFAL’S PAGE by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"So will the reader. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Morris (The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf, 2000, etc.) serves up another engaging take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

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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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MONA LISA by Letizia Galli
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Some additional facts are provided at the end, but no specific references are cited. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In a work subtitled ``The Secret of the Smile,'' readers learn a lot about Leonardo da Vinci, but little about his painting of the woman called Mona Lisa. Read full book review >

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OFF THE PAGE by Jodi Picoult
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Though it lacks the depth of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart series, the story is at its best when it's taken as a metafictive exploration of the relationship between a reader and a beloved book. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
What happens when a happily-ever-after is no longer guaranteed? Read full book review >

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THE LAST PAGE by Anthony Huso
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Macabre and magnificent, as enthralling as it is astonishing."
Huso's debut conceives an eye-popping, crazy-sounding but utterly persuasive universe of medieval and modern technology mingled with cutting-edge science and blood-magic, of aerial battles fought between giant armor-plated zeppelins, horses with scales, fangs and claws, perpetual-motion devices powered by tortured souls, electric crossbows and hexes that can devastate entire cities. Read full book review >

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FALLING DOWN THE PAGE by Georgia Heard
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Smart and fitfully chilling, but puerile St. Ebury school sometimes seems less like a setting than a wallow."
Part mystery, part exploration of adolescent psychology, McAdam's second novel (Some Great Thing, 2004) revolves around the disappearance of a teenaged girl from an elite Canadian boarding school. Read full book review >