Search Results: "Liza Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE YOU by Liza Baker
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Baker's repetition of reassurances is bound to make any child feel cherished. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mother pledges her unwavering love for her child in a simple, yet wonderfully affirming poem that covers the gamut of emotions expressed by young children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISCOVERING AMERICA by Liza Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Well-crafted and original—a welcome short-story debut."
In spite of an innocuous title, Wieland (The Names of the Lost, 1992) employs rich shapes and colors, finely hewed thematic details, and a heart full of a rebel's sympathy in the ten long stories collected here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSCLEBOUND by Liza Cody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

Down but not out, that's Eva Wylie, the erstwhile London Lassassin who's been barred from wrestling because she had too much pride in her work to wear the ridiculous getup the omnipotent promoter Daddy (``Dirty'') Read full book review >

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PLAYING BOTTICELLI by Liza Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Sharp, likable, and nicely paceded: Nelson writes with a light touch and a sharp eye."
A rambling and good-natured debut novel that follows a young woman as she takes to the road in search of the father she never knew. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE RAINBOW by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Though children will probably move on from it quickly, it will definitely help them on their ways. (Early reader. 4-7)"
This early-reader riff on cumulative folk tales features a girl in pursuit of the end of a rainbow who discovers there's no pot of gold. Read full book review >

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A HIPPO IN OUR YARD by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"'I told you!' Ah...words of gratification. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Donnelly, a cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, brings her twisty imagination to strange happenings in Sally's backyard. Read full book review >

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EMERSON BARKS by Liza Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"While Emerson is an appealing character, Jules Feiffer's Bark, George (1999) remains the clear choice in accounts of caterwauling canines. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny, gray dog with a loud, annoying bark tries to stop bothering his neighbors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY WRENCH by Liza Cody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1995

"As for Eva, though, may she live a hundred years—which still probably wouldn't bring her a story as prodigious as she is."
When her streetwalker sister Dawn is beaten to death in a London alley, Crystal naturally goes to her sometime companion Eva Wylie (Bucket Nut, 1993) for help—and takes half a dozen of Dawn's mates with her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE VALENTINE by Liza Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although Lowell and Susan become reconciled, this is a sad, angry book, full of raw emotions elegantly phrased."
Revisiting the 1950s murder spree of Charlie Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, romanticized in the classic 1973 movie Badlands, Ward, in her first novel, places her sympathies clearly with the victims. Read full book review >