Search Results: "Lisa M. Masterson"


BOOK REVIEW

PAPER DOLLHOUSE by Lisa M. Masterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"An inspiring account of challenges faced and overcome, not only as a child but as a physician, mother, TV celebrity and the guiding spirit behind the Maternal Fetal Care International foundation, which she founded."
Moving debut memoir from obstetrician Masterson, who co-hosts the Emmy Award-winning TV show The Doctors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"A concentrated, evocative look at agricultural methods that place a premium on health and ecology."
Journalist Hamilton fashions intimate portraits of three alternative, small-scale farming strategies. Read full book review >

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THE AWAKENING by Lisa M. Lilly
Released: July 12, 2011

"Sharp and satisfying."
In her first novel, Lilly (The Tower Formerly Known as Sears and Two Other Tales of Urban Horror, 2011) offers a surprising supernatural thriller with a feminist bent. Read full book review >

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THE FORSAKEN by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Mostly generic, but flashes of originality raise expectations for future installments. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
In this debut series opener set 20 years in the future, teens identified as future criminals are exiled to "the wheel," a remote island wilderness (metaphorical and real) where few live past 18. Read full book review >

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DISCONNECTED by Lisa M. Cronkhite
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Teens hoping for an Ellen Hopkins read-alike will be disappointed by this. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Milly, 17, is tormented by Amelia Norris, but Amelia isn't another girl—she's part of Milly herself. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED by Lisa M. Bakos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"While this certainly does not compare to Alexander's epically bad day, Lucy's may make some readers smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A menagerie of mayhem-causing animals causes Lucy to have a very bad day. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY MOOSE! by Lisa M. Bakos
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A pet is a good companion—in the singular not the plural. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Many moose mean much merriment—or do they? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2000

"Unfortunately, Cooper has bitten off more than she can chew, and the effectiveness of her many food-related messages is weakened by a lack of focus."
A concerned chef puts the food supply under scrutiny and comes up with some bad news about what's wrong with the way we're growing our food and eating it too. Read full book review >

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ADH-ME! by John S. Hutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A potentially useful if undistinguished book about managing ADHD. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pediatrician-penned story from the perspective of a child with ADHD. Read full book review >

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THE DEFIANT by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"In this dumbed-down dystopia, noble ends, vague notions of 'freedom,' trump any amount of collateral damage, excruciatingly detailed, in human lives. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
This uneven trilogy ends with plenty of violent action, leaving tough questions on the table. Read full book review >

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THE UPRISING by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"The weak worldbuilding strains credulity, but the nifty technology and exciting battle scenes should engage fans of the genre. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The second installment of the near-future dystopia series begun in The Forsaken (2012) revisits familiar narrative territory, exhibiting the opener's strengths and weaknesses. Read full book review >