Search Results: "Lisa Patton"


BOOK REVIEW

SOUTHERN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE by Lisa Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Fans of the Leelee novels (and of Kissie) will be happy to find their heroine's life happily resolved, though the occasional slog through insignificant details may test their patience."
Patton's third novel featuring Southern belle Leelee Satterfield (Yankee Doodle Dixie, 2011, etc.) is rich on atmosphere and charm if short on plot. Read full book review >

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WHISTLIN’ DIXIE IN A NOR’EASTER by Lisa Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"Dixie chicks and damn Yankees alike will enjoy seeing the world through Leelee's eyes."
Patton debuts with a peachy-keen summer read about a Southern woman's misadventures as a Vermont innkeeper. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE DIXIE by Lisa Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Absent the fish-out-of-water-in-Vermont aspect, this sequel flounders."
Second in a series begun with the well-received Whistlin Dixie in a Nor'easter (2009), in which Patton's heroine Leelee returns to her native Memphis. Read full book review >

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DRAT THAT FAT CAT! by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read that fat cat! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cornelius Van Ploof is not a cat person—or is he? Read full book review >

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THE VERY VERY VERY LONG DOG by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A mildly amusing outing for an odd though engaging canine character. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An extremely long "sausage dog" causes problems with his far-distant rear end until his friends provide a creative solution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Well flavored with wonderful passages on the foods, the people, the travel from village to city, and the joys and frustrations of daily life in a foreign land. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sunny, refreshing season of pro basketball in the Lega Pallenestro Italiano. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"With its painfully stilted academic prose and suffocating atmosphere of political correctness, Fatal Advice isn't likely to convince those who have seen greater complexity in the matter of AIDS education. (10 illustrations, not seen)"
An idiosyncratic and somewhat incoherent investigation into sex education in the age of AIDS. Read full book review >

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THE SHAKE by Jim Patton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Patton's plot, fueled by slick moves and a knowing air of debauchery, drives forward relentlessly, though it's hard to care about the fate of a crew whose vile behavior has earned every felony that befalls them."
This first novel from sports columnist Patton (Rookie: When Michael Jordan Came to the Minor Leagues, not reviewed) charts the thoroughly unpleasant misadventures of a videotape showing a basketball star enjoying himself with an underage teen. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Fine folklore, nicely balanced between information and fun."
The origins of American cultural artifacts and how they became what they are today, told with zest by Patton (Open Road: A Celebration of the American Highway, 1986). Read full book review >

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MECHA ROGUE by Brett Patton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Slam-bang action with never a dull moment: imagine a 21st century Lensman series, if anybody still remembers E.E. 'Doc' Smith, without the latter's lofty black-and-white moral tone and awful prose."
In style and violence, a hybrid of the movies Transformers and Independence Day: the sequel to Mecha Corps (2011). 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

STINKER by David Zeltser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Gassy dogs may be funny, but poking fun at disabilities never is. Stinker indeed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boisterous, black-and-white dog has two problems: an excess of flatulence and a lack of a permanent home. Read full book review >