Search Results: "Lorna Freytag"


BOOK REVIEW

MY HUMONGOUS HAMSTER GOES TO SCHOOL by Lorna Freytag
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"Visit Mulberry Street instead of this sequel (My Humongous Hamster, 2014). (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Bring your pet to school" day isn't exciting enough for one young hamster owner with a big imagination…or did he imagine it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY HUMONGOUS HAMSTER by Lorna Freytag
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"One little flaw in a story with a big, irresistible pet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What happens when a hamster eats his whole bowl of food in one gulp? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VIEW FROM MOUNT JOY by Lorna Landvik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Warmhearted (if a bit uneven) tale of a sensitive man's journey through life."
A pleasing character study following the life of Joe Andreson, from his misadventures in high school to reflective middle age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND MY SHADOWS by Lorna Luft
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 1998

"Confessional yet affectionate, this grants weight and closure to an overdiscussed film family. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Literary Guild selection; author tour; TV satellite tour; ABC-TV miniseries)"
Breathless writing, tight structure, and an endless A-list of stars make this memoir by the younger Garland daughter a movie fan's parfait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FATAL CHAPTER by Lorna Barrett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"Fans of the series (Book Clubbed, 2014, etc.) will welcome this tenth installment, which fleshes out its weak mystery by continuing to develop the many returning characters."
A fire may have closed Tricia Miles' New Hampshire mystery bookstore, but it can't stop Tricia from her amateur sleuthing. Read full book review >

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BY LOVE POSSESSED by Lorna Goodison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2012

"Goodison knows the emotional space she wants her stories to occupy, but most are too brief and simplistic to generate much feeling."
Betrayal is the emotional cornerstone of this collection of Jamaican-set stories by poet and memoirist Goodison (English/Univ. of Michigan, From Harvey River, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF REBECCA WEST by Lorna Gibb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A generous, mostly gratifying life, but a question remains: What drove this deeply committed author?"
Scottish chronicler Gibb (Lady Hester: Queen of the East, 2005) presents Rebecca West (1892-1983) in all her contradictory melodrama, unflinching political vision and trailblazing feminism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOTS OF KISSES by Lorna Crozier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"While the ending is a bit abrupt and the order of body parts kissed is not particularly logical, this title is bound to encourage lots of bonding. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
Babies are kissed by their grown-ups, from head to toe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR OASIS ON FLAME LAKE by Lorna Landvik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Still, in all, the perfect light and entertaining summer novel. (Author tour)"
Quirky characters are a dime a dozen, but truly believable, lovable ones are not—a fact that makes Landvik's (Patty Jane's House of Curl, 1995) latest slice of American life a genuine pleasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

’TIS THE SEASON! by Lorna Landvik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"A rare stumble from an entertaining author who usually has a strong, sure hand with character."
Form trumps content in this slight holiday package from Landvik (The View from Mount Joy, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM THE ANGELS by Lorna Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Heavenly bliss for believers; hokum for skeptics."
An Irish mystic shares her transcendent ability to communicate with angels. Read full book review >