Search Results: "Lise Bilien"


BOOK REVIEW

BUT WHAT DOES MOMMY DO AT NIGHT? by Lise  Bilien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"Probably best suited for eccentric folks and hipsters. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
A particularly odd mix of photographs, graphics and sound bites offers clues about what mommies do when they go out at night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LISE MEITNER by Ruth Lewin Sime
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"It is precisely that combination that Sime captures in this scrupulously researched biography. (32 b&w photos, 10 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
On the eve of WW II the physicist Lise Meitner, then living in Sweden, realized that the puzzling results reported to her by her colleagues in Berlin meant they had split the atom. Read full book review >

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JUNO'S DAUGHTERS by Lise Saffran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"This debut novel will resonate with some and make others want to grab the main character, shake her by the shoulders and tell her to grow up already."
Saffran's tale of an unconventional mother and her two daughters takes readers to the islands of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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SWEET AND LOWDOWN by Lise McClendon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2002

"Swarming subplots, sketchy main plot—a trap McClendon (Blue Wolf, 2001, etc.) consistently springs on herself."
Amos Haddam, owner of Kansas City's Sugar Moon Investigations, and Dorie Lennox, his Person Friday, have now forged ahead in crime fiction's celebrated Addlepated Peepers Handicap. Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 1994

"An important, often perturbing look at racism in our country and at people who often experience it from both sides. (42 b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing collection of 46 oral accounts of growing up biracial in America. ``But what about the children?'' is the question often posed to adults contemplating an interracial marriage. Read full book review >

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ONE O’CLOCK JUMP by Lise McClendon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Her leadoff is disjointed and rambling, with more characters than a Russian novel and too little incentive to keep them all straight."
Back in Kansas City in the years just before WWII, Dorie Lennox is a fledgling p.i. who talks tough and takes no guff. Read full book review >

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IN MY SISTER’S COUNTRY by Lise Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2002

"Adolescent angst."
Sibling rivalry carried to the max in a first novel about sisters living unhappily together in Chicago. Read full book review >

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BLUE WOLF by Lise McClendon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 27, 2001

"But the wolf tracking, reentry program, and nightly howl sessions are worth the slog."
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, art gallery owner Alix Thorssen (Nordic Nights, 1999, etc.) has a few problems on her hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"An engrossing, challenging work that more than answers the question its title raises. (For two other studies of earliest childhood development, see John Bruer, The Myth of the First Three Years, p. 1010, and Alison Gopnik, et al., The Scientist in the Crib, p. 1016.)"
This guided tour of "the wrinkly universe inside each child's head" will fascinate most readers, but some may find themselves lost amid its complexity. Read full book review >

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THE BLUEJAY SHAMAN by Lise McClendon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 1994

"For regional specialists only."
When her sexist brother-in-law, anthropology professor Wade Fraser, is jailed for killing spiritual counselor Shiloh Doris, Jackson (Wyo.) art historian Alix Thorssen puts her FBI consulting on hold to help her sister Melina. Read full book review >

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MERRY BIRTHDAY by Lise Marinelli
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"A charming holiday read that gifts a feel-good smile."
Can any birthday be a bad birthday? Late December birthday girls and boys will empathizewith Sam in this smart, modern picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL IN THE ARENA by Lise Haines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Entertainingly gruesome and emotionally resonant—but ultimately contrived. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Lyn is the daughter of seven neo-gladiators, the men her mother married, one after another, until each died in the arena for the pleasure of the national TV audience. Read full book review >