Search Results: "Lise Friedman"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"Ballet lovers will relish the behind-the-scenes look at this land of enchantment. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A young student in the Boston Ballet School lands the plum role of Clara in The Nutcracker through her hard work, determination and talent. 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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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 >

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PAINTED TRUTH by Lise McClendon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1995

"McClendon (The Bluejay Shaman, 1994) knits detective work together with domestic betrayals in a satisfyingly intricate tangle."
Wyoming painter Ray Tantro was a has-been at 30, but now, ten years later, he's getting ready for a comeback with a show Eden Chaffee's mounted at the Timberwolf Arts gallery. Read full book review >

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NORDIC NIGHTS by Lise McClendon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1999

"Savvy readers will enjoy the glimpses of Nordic ritual, the vivid descriptions of the Wyoming winter, and the pattern of fire and ice as Alix's emotions fight logic and the heated passions around her fight icy greed."
On the eve of the winter festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ice sculptures take shape in the park; Norwegian artist Glasius Dokken suffers an ice pick to the back; and gallery owner Alix Thorssen's visiting stepfather, Hank Helgeson, cools his heels in jail after he's found standing over Dokken's corpse. 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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2008

"Charming and often moving—will appeal to a broad range of readers, from fans of Wendell Berry to those of Toni Morrison."
A sometimes exasperated, sometimes joyful account of a daughter's reconnecting with a father across lines of generation, ethnicity, geography and family history. Read full book review >

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PLANTS IN DISGUISE by Lise Hedegaard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2017

"Wilts next to similar flower guides, such as Susan Stockdale's vivid Fantastic Flowers (2017). (websites, range notes) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A gallery of flora named after fauna. 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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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 >