Search Results: "Liza Mundy"


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CODE GIRLS by Liza Mundy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A well-researched, compellingly written, crucial addition to the literature of American involvement in World War II."
A previously untold history of the American women who served as codebreakers during World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2007

"A stimulating, illuminating look at the booming baby-making business and the knotty questions it raises."
Washington Post Magazine feature writer Mundy examines the cultural impact of reproduction technologies through the stories of individual men and women and the people helping them create the babies they have been unable to conceive naturally. 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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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 >

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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 >

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THE DISSEMBLERS by Liza Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An affecting, if self-absorbed, novel about art and the ways it does and doesn't reflect life."
A female art-school graduate chasing the muse of Georgia O'Keeffe in Santa Fe is drawn into a forgery ring and struggles to embrace her individuality as a person. Read full book review >

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THE F WORD by Liza Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Honest and entertaining."
A successful PR associate must come to terms with resurrected high school demons. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"An accessible if slightly self-indulgent account showing the complexity of immigrating to the U.S. alongside semiprofound reflections on the meaning of marriage."
The story of a young writer who married her best friend to save them both. Read full book review >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"The detail is rich and remarkable; the prose sometimes more pedestrian than one expects from Picard. (32 pp. color illustrations)"
From the Thames to witchcraft, from petty schools to bear-baiting, from Shakespeare to small beer—a succinct guide to the sights, sounds, and smells of the London of the Virgin Queen. Read full book review >