Search Results: "Lizzie Finlay"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CROC'S PURSE by Lizzie Finlay
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Along with making worthy points about the benefits of honesty, modeling responsible financial behavior and even somehow managing to keep Little Croc from coming off as a goody-goody, she introduces a young hero who is refreshingly oblivious to gender expectations—bravo. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Demonstrating the many rewards of Right Action, Little Croc fends off his importunate friends and resolutely hauls a large coin purse he's discovered under a bush to the police station—past an oh-so-tempting shoe store, a lemonade vendor, a charity worker and Murdock, a menacing punk. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A labor of love and a lifetime's interest expressed in a series of integrated essays that are substantial without being weighty."
A well-rounded exploration of the properties and associations of colors from an engagingly personal vantage. Read full book review >

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JEWELS by Victoria Finlay
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Many sparkling anecdotes about jewels."
Some engaging stories in an ultimately unsatisfying investigation of nine precious stones. Read full book review >

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ARROWOOD by Mick Finlay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A great concept worked out with more grit than inspiration. The inevitable franchise has already been optioned for television, a medium you can only hope will hang on to the best bits here and toss out the rest."
Finlay debuts with a tale built on a wonderful premise: a downscale Sherlock Holmes for the rest of us. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2012

"A definitive work of World War II scholarship."
A comprehensive evaluation of the crucial role of the global food economy in the waging of war. Read full book review >

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PERFUME by Lizzie Ostrom
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Light, pleasant reading for both lovers of perfume and popular culture."
A British perfume aficionado's breezy "tour" of some of the 20th century's most popular scents. Read full book review >

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SAPPHO'S AGENCY by Lizzie Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"An enjoyable foray into erotic, female-centric literature, with enough nuance and structure to serve as decent sci-fi."
In a largely oceanic world where men are scarce and paternity is often kept secret, Daisy and her partner, Sappho, run an agency that helps men and women conceive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A gutsy, deeply revealing account that more than fulfills the promise of the subtitle."
Freelance journalist and author Stark (Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games, 2012) has both fully researched her subject and poured out her heart in this blend of history, science and memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Everything you ever wanted to know about the world of live action role-playing—and some stuff you didn't."
Freelancer Stark trains her journalistic eye on the real-life realms of make-believe mages, goblins and elves. Read full book review >

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THE PRODIGAL TROLL by Charles Coleman Finlay
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2005

"Some rough edges, but unusually intriguing and satisfying work from a writer on the rise."
Prizewinning, up-and-coming author Finlay expands one of his popular stories ("A Democracy of Trolls") into a fresh and affecting first novel with echoes of Tarzan of the Apes and The Jungle Book. Read full book review >

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TELL ME HOW IT ENDS by Valeria Luiselli
Released: April 4, 2017

"A powerful call to action and to empathy."
A heartfelt plea to change the dialogue on Latin American children fleeing violence in their homelands to seek refuge in America. Read full book review >

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REMARKABLE by Lizzie K.  Foley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"Foley tightly weaves the outlandish threads into a rich, unforgettable story that's quite simply—amazing. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The title of this debut says it all. Read full book review >