Search Results: "Lori Nelson Spielman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE LIST by Lori Nelson Spielman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"Spielman's debut charms as Brett briskly careens from catastrophe to disaster to enlightenment."
Devastated by her mother's death, Brett Bohlinger consumes a bottle of outrageously expensive Champagne and trips down the stairs at the funeral luncheon. Add embarrassed to devastated. Could things get any worse? Of course they can, and they do—at the reading of the will. Read full book review >

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SWEET FORGIVENESS by Lori Nelson Spielman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"Bright prose, a plucky heroine, and more than a few plot twists make for a delightful read."
Bullied in middle school, abandoned by her mother, and betrayed by her fiance, Hannah Farr has little interest in exposing her emotional vulnerabilities. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. Read full book review >

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THE PUFFIN PROBLEM by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2017

"This whimsical, intriguing, and perplexing puzzle provides an entertaining introduction to puffins. (notes) (Picture book. 3-8)"
When a coastal city in Newfoundland is mysteriously inundated with puffins, no one knows what to do until "someone small and smart" devises the perfect plan. Read full book review >

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PAX AND BLUE by Lori Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Nicely pitched to young readers' empathies. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An ordinary city pigeon follows a little boy onto a subway train. Read full book review >

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MAPLE & WILLOW'S CHRISTMAS TREE by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A charming addition to a winning series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The fourth entry in the Maple & Willow series finds the sisters excited about Christmas preparations, especially getting their first real Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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CAPELIN WEATHER by Lori Doody
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Interesting as a site-specific book but less satisfying as a story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kate's grandmother is proven right when the arrival of capelins signals the start of warm, sunny weather in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"More adventurous than cow-tipping."
A beguiling memoir by an American who arrived in the Soviet Union two weeks before Gorbachev was ousted from office. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 1996

"Still, Johnny Spain's life story is so powerful, and so inspirational, that it overcomes its narrator's limitations. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A moving journey through a black activist's turbulent life. Read full book review >

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Forbidden by Lori Adams
Released: April 15, 2014

"An action-packed, satisfying love story gets this supernatural series off to a rousing start."
Adam's (Unforgiven, 2015, etc.) debut paranormal YA romance, the first in her Soulkeepers trilogy, pits angels against demons as they war over souls in modern-day Connecticut. Read full book review >

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SUBSTITUTE ME by Lori Tharps
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A simple, readable tale takes an unusual detour before returning to predictable terrain."
A year spent working as a nanny in Brooklyn helps directionless Zora discover that her true passions are cooking and her boss's husband. Read full book review >

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MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY by Lori Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"The fifth book in Wilde's Cupid series is pretty heavy on the bad boy/good girl trope but manages to mostly make it work."
Kaia Alzate is a veterinary student who loves all animals—wild and domestic. Will her compassion and hope be enough to tame Ridge Lockhart, the wild man of her dreams? Read full book review >