Search Results: "Liz Moore"


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THE WORDS OF EVERY SONG by Liz Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"Sweet, wistful, artfully arranged: like the best mix tape anyone ever made for you."
A young veteran of the New York club circuit meditates on music and the people who make it in a confident, affecting debut collection. Read full book review >

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HEFT by Liz Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Only a hardhearted reader will remain immune to Kel's troubled charm."
In musician/novelist Moore's bifurcated second novel (The Words of Every Song, 2007), the two first-person narrations—from a housebound, grossly overweight former literature professor and a teenager in crisis over his future—never converge although they eventually intersect. Read full book review >

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THE UNSEEN WORLD by Liz Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"This is for readers who love a slow, methodical reveal."
Moore's latest novel (Heft, 2012, etc.) deals with the debilitating effects of memory loss on a father and his young daughter, using a computer program as a powerful aid for uncovering a seemingly lost family history. Read full book review >

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A DICTIONARY OF DANCE by Liz Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though this is a beginning taste of a complex subject, it will serve well as a first look at dance for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This introductory exploration of the world of dance offers one term, step or type of dance for each letter of the alphabet, from an arabesque to zones of the body. Read full book review >

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A WHOLE NEW WORLD by Liz Braswell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Competent enough as fan fiction, but strictly for (not-too-devoted) fans of the movie. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
In a Disney-authorized riff on the animated film Aladdin, one crucial plot twist has horrifying results.Read full book review >

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THE OPPOSITE OF INVISIBLE by Liz Gallagher
FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Honest and slightly confused, Alice gradually learns the difference between being visible and being yourself and the importance of being true to a true friend. (Fiction. YA)"
When a contemporary Seattle teen decides it's time to move in new directions, she ends up hurting her best friend and herself. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"His work also captures tender gestures and stirring subtleties such as the vague image of the Statue of Liberty as seen from an airplane window. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Establishing roots in a new country is hard for Iksander and his family, who had to flee their war-torn homeland. Read full book review >

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HEART AND SOUL by Liz Rosenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

"As a study in depression, the book is sensitive and incisive, enhanced by a poetic writing style and skill in characterizing two teenagers at the very precipice of madness. (Fiction. 12+)"
The world of Willie Steinberg, 17, is colorless, peopled with wraiths like her mother, who spends her days in a vodka-and-tonic haze while waiting for Willie's father to return from the business trip that has so far lasted two years. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A DREAM by Liz Braswell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"A surprising and clever twist on a beloved tale. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
What if Disney's Sleeping Beauty never woke up? Read full book review >

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CUE THE EASTER BUNNY by Liz Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Not by any means Grace's most mystifying adventure, despite the double-barreled caseload. But it may be the jaundiced heroine's most dryly amusing, especially if you like bunnies."
Private eye Grace Smith, fresh from moonlighting as the Easter Bunny (don't ask), tackles two cases, one pointless, the other hopeless. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE SINGLE by Liz Tuccillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Sex in a bunch of different cities."
A self-appointed ambassador for American women studies her single sisters around the world. Read full book review >

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SWEET MARY by Liz Balmaseda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2009

"Slick, efficient and spare, this story smokes like a well-rolled cigar."
Pulitzer Prize-winning Florida journalist Balmaseda makes her fiction debut with a fast-paced tale of mistaken identity and gutsy vigilante justice. Read full book review >