Search Results: "Lisa Tuttle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER BOUGH by Lisa Tuttle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 2, 2006

"Despite the layered folklore and hardworking backdrop, this suffers from tepid romancing and incoherent plotting."
Contemporary fantasy set in Scotland, from Tuttle (The Mysteries, 2005, etc.). 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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PILLOW FRIEND by Lisa Tuttle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Brilliantly murmurous, with extreme states of mental disorder presented as if they were as normal as blueberries on cottage cheese."
The first soft strokes of Tuttle's haunting fourth novel (Lost Futures, etc., not reviewed) build slowly, subtly into a relentless chiller. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIES by Lisa Tuttle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2005

"Stylishly written, with evocative use of folklore elements."
Urban fantasy set in present-day England and Scotland. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But the illustrations have enough fanciful glamour on their own to float the show. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fruity artwork in deep color helps put some luster into this agenda-driven story. 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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WINDHAVEN by Lisa Tuttle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 1981

"A pleasant, undemanding read, then, without subtlety or surprises."
A longish, predictable, charming but syrupy expansion of the linked stories The Storms of Windhaven (1975) and One-Wing (1980). Read full book review >

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STEAL BACK THE MONA LISA! by Meghan McCarthy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This melodramatic adventure will keep young readers riveted. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Definitely a dream but no less exciting for that, this freewheeling escapade sends a lad in pursuit of international art thieves. Read full book review >

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MY REAL NAME IS LISA by David Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"TV rights to CBS, which will sharply improve the TV movie by shifting more of the menace from the opening episodes to the end."
A year after six-year-old Lisa Taylor is kidnapped, computer exec Peter Howard sees a man treating a little girl in a way that looks suspicious to him. Read full book review >

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WHO STOLE MONA LISA? by Ruthie Knapp
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A gem. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This inventive book's $20,000 Pyramid category would be "What Mona Lisa Might Say." Read full book review >