Search Results: "Lois Mathieu"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 7, 2012

"A powerful story that approaches a happy ending—or at least a hopeful one."
A novel about one man's struggle with alcoholism and anxiety after hitting rock bottom. Read full book review >

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Women Under Siege by Lois Mathieu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2016

"A contemporary girl-meets-boy story that taps into an age-old lament by women: Men. Can't live with 'em. Can't live without 'em."
Mathieu's (The Next to Last Drink, 2014, etc.) novel explores the evolutionary concepts of masculinity and femininity, the societal norms that shape us, and some good, old-fashioned romance. Read full book review >

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LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"A long ride on a dirt bike, on the mild side as often as the wild."
Another spunky gal takes things in hand and becomes empowered, this time astride a small Yamaha motorcycle with cell phone and e-mail ever at the ready. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF LOIS JANEWAY by Vanderzee Robert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"A reluctant but absorbing detective headlining an equally entertaining story."
In this thriller, a man tries beating a murder rap by helping cops take down a mobster laundering money. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEVOTED by Jennifer Mathieu
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"An engaging, illuminating, but never sensationalized portrayal of one plucky teen's self-discovery and pulling away from a controlling, restrictive (and real) religious movement. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Rachel tries to be devoted to her fundamentalist Christian church, but she's finding it increasingly challenging. Read full book review >

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MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Designed to empower, the novel occasionally fails to consider that changing a culture of misogyny requires educating and embracing support from members of all genders. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Fed up by her high school's culture of misogyny, Vivian leads a feminist rebellion. Read full book review >

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TOTO'S APPLE by Mathieu Lavoie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A madcap miniodyssey sure to thrill readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This little worm really wants an apple. Read full book review >

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AFTERWARD by Jennifer Mathieu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Compelling. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two teens drawn together by tragedy navigate an unusual friendship. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE by Jennifer Mathieu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"A quick if unoriginal read saved by a realistic ending. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Jealousy, rumors and lies can ruin a teen girl's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZULU by Joan Mathieu
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Mathieu's title, from a word for the Irish that has also been used for American immigrants heading west by rail, has a strangeness and mysteriousness that Mathieu finds appropriate for her subject, its twists and turns, the shadowy nature of the immigrant experience."
Lightly mixing personal and family experience with an idiosyncratic social history of Irish immigration, Mathieus first book draws on her travels to Ireland and her interviews with the Irish in rural Roscrea and environs and in New York City to survey the landscape of emigration in Ireland and in the US. Read full book review >

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WE’RE GOING ON A LION HUNT by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"While nothing beats or can replace the classic Rosen-Oxenbury collaboration, We're Going on a Bear Hunt (1989), the classroom setting this outing offers makes it a terrific invitation for young listeners to take 'Lion Hunt' out of the story circle for some happy dramatic play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A gentle adaptation of the familiar call-and-response game. Read full book review >