Search Results: "Lizzie Simon"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ORANGE JUICE PEAS! by Lari Don
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"This provides both a fairly high cute factor and hard evidence that big brothers tend to be the same everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A big brother allows the baby sitter to misunderstand his little sister in this Scottish import. 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 >

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MY LEANING POST by Lizzie Belle Quimby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"An inspirational story of a women's painful pursuit to escape the guilt that imprisoned her."
In Quimby's semi-fictionalized account, one woman shares the shame and struggle of abuse and the spiritual journey she undertook to move past it. Read full book review >