Search Results: "Lizzie Friend"


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Tristan Bay Accord by Lizzie Newell
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An often engaging tale of a confining society, rendered with love."
In Newell's (The Fisherman and the Sperm Thief, 2016, etc.) second Fenria sci-fi novel, a woman tries to legally establish her own clan.Read full book review >

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DETOUR by Lizzie Simon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"It's no easy thing to provide a glimpse into the churning melancholia of bipolar lows, but Simon manages it—with considerable effect indeed."
A cross-country road trip—mostly lucid, sometimes scary: the bipolar Simon interviews other bipolar people who have been successfully treated and now lead highly functional lives, while she regularly gets pounded by her own disorder. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER F-WORD by Natasha Friend
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Those facing similar quests to find birth parents will find this story comforting. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens that share a sperm donor go on a quest to find their father. Read full book review >

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FREDDY & FRITO AND THE CLUBHOUSE RULES by Alison Friend
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"This playful, lighthearted lesson about peacekeeping and place-keeping serves as the introduction of Friend's Freddy & Frito, and readers will look forward to their further adventures. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Fox kit Freddy and little mouse Frito's imaginative play dates are hampered by the rules of their respective homes, so why don't these two friends build a big clubhouse all their own? 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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MY LIFE IN BLACK & WHITE by Natasha Friend
Released: June 28, 2012

"Artful and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After a car accident leaves Lexi's face terribly scarred, she is forced to figure out what is truly important in life. Read full book review >

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WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME by Natasha Friend
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"An upper-middle-grade winner. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Middle school bitchiness is elevated to high art in this poignant tale of a girl dealing with the aftermath of her mother's suicide attempt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2009

"Indeed, Friend's memoir is mostly in pieces that could use further assemblage."
A New Yorker staff writer struggles to strike a prepossessing pose in a populous family photograph. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Like sheep themselves, the author's account often wanders outside the confines of the pasture and into the readers' hearts."
What is the common thread between road rage, Elvis and socks? Read full book review >

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BOUNCE by Natasha Friend
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Earnest and funny. (Fiction. YA)"
Since childhood, 13-year-old Evyn Linney has been wishing for one thing: a mother. Read full book review >