Search Results: "Liza Mundy"


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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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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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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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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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NEWSGIRL by Liza Ketchum
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Countless novels that have gone before have explored the emotional territory of an absent parent within the context of an upheaval in history, but this is notable for exploring an alternative family structure in an historical setting. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
Amelia arrives in San Francisco at the height of the Gold Rush with her mother and Estelle, the two parents in her family. Read full book review >

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HIGH SCHOOL BITES by Liza Conrad
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"A hip and fun read that emphasizes solid values, with just a touch of feminism. (Fantasy. YA)"
Conrad introduces a thoroughly contemporary heroine in Lucy Hellenberg, descendent of the Lucy who once captivated Bram Stoker, author of the original Dracula. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1998

"Picard's engaging survey energetically rummages through the attic of London's colorful past. (24 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An entertainingly over-stocked historical digest of life during London's liveliest decade of the 17th century, 1660—70. Read full book review >

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BUCKET NUT by Liza Cody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 2, 1993

"Super Cody."
A sizzling debut for the author's unlikely new heroine- -Junoesque, foulmouthed Eva Wylie, daughter of an alcoholic prostitute. Read full book review >

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LIFETIME by Liza Marklund
Released: April 9, 2013

"The best of Marklund's books to be published in the U.S., this work sets readers up for the next installment of the Annika Bengtzon series, A Place in the Sun, with a tantalizing last-minute revelation."
Swedish tabloid reporter Annika Bengtzon investigates the murder of a legendary police detective whose unstable wife has been wrongly charged for the killing. Meanwhile, the brash Annika is investigated for the firebombing of her own house following the departure of her cheating husband. Read full book review >

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BLEEDING HEART by Liza Gyllenhaal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A compelling story of one woman's attempt to find herself, build her business and solve a mystery."
A landscaper thinks she's designing the garden of her dreams…until money troubles and a possible murder pull her into a nightmare. Read full book review >

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VILLA AMERICA by Liza Klaussmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Beautifully written and surprisingly fresh given the well-worn subject matter."
Another sensitive fictional portrait of a complicated marriage from the author of Tigers in Red Weather (2012).Read full book review >

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FALSE CHOICES by Liza Featherstone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"One doesn't have to be as far left as most of these essayists to see the contradictions in the subject's credentials as a progressive feminist."
A collection of essays from radical activists and academics eviscerating Hillary Clinton's brand of feminism. Read full book review >