Search Results: "Lori Perkins"


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LORI by Charlene Wexler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Engaging, sweeping saga of a contemporary wife and mother."
Lori Weinberg contends with her husband's alcoholism, her daughter's illness and her aloof mother's Holocaust past in this piece of women's fiction. Read full book review >

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FIFTY WRITERS ON <i>FIFTY SHADES OF GREY</i> by Lori Perkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Gimmicks aside, the essays are mostly informative and intelligent."
A collection of essays from a variety of perspectives on the best-selling erotic romance series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Young readers will find the scope of change Perkins affected to be breathtaking, even her lifelong battle simply to keep her birth name rather than take her husband's. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
Unemployment insurance, Social Security, workers' compensation, minimum wage—all required a fight before implementation. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"An interesting premise that provides a detailed and fun glimpse into campaigning's hectic reality and shines a positive light on America's multicultural reality. (Fiction. YA)"
When 16-year-old Sameera joins her father's presidential campaign, she finds the national spotlight blinding, especially when it's focused on her Pakistani roots. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE PORTSMOUTH ATROCITIES by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1998

"And Hoare is a beguiling hero whose painstakingly described feats aboard his small yacht will endear him to anyone with a love of sailing."
A new entry in the historical mystery genre—with a slightly different tack. Read full book review >

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THE NOT SO STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Gentle and palatable, the lessons are offered with compassion and easily absorbed insights. (Fiction. 10+)"
First-novelist Perkins makes tangible the ups and downs of American children from non-Western families. Read full book review >

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LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"And steamy kisses and tingly touches? There are still plenty of those, too. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Perkins avoids the second-novel curse with a delectable companion to her debut hit, Anna and the French Kiss (2010). Read full book review >

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ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Très charmante. (Chick lit. 13 & up)"
Since her father's Nicholas Sparks-like novels have been turned into blockbuster movies and he now has the means (and status) to give her culture, Anna Oliphant finds herself uprooted from her Atlanta home to become the newest senior at the School of America in Paris. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Will inspire readers to live life to the fullest—and to sign an organ-donor card."
Memoirs of a survivor who wasn't about to let a little thing like a heart transplant slow her down. Read full book review >

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THE TEAM by Dawson Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Moving, funny, and warm: executive-level African-American chick lit in which love helps put the past to rest."
Perkins debuts with an engaging romance about buppies slowly confronting and ultimately healing the scars of a violent, sexually irresponsible past. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE MATTER OF TREASON by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Lovers of sea stories and English history will be saddened that Perkins's death in 1999 has brought the series to an end."
England is still at war with Napoleon when the curtain rises on this third and final adventure for Captain Bartholomew Hoare (Hoare and the Headless Captains, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction. Read full book review >