Search Results: "Lorna Goodison"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2008

"A tender, thoughtful portrait of four generations, prompting hopes that the author's first full-length prose work won't be her last."
Prizewinning poet Goodison (English/Univ. of Michigan; Goldengrove, 2006, etc.) pays tribute to her Jamaican heritage. 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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Limboland by Leigh Goodison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"A tightly woven medical thriller fusing justice for abuse victims with the tapped power of the mind."
Goodison's (The Jigsaw Man, 2015, etc.) second volume in the St. Augustus Chronicles centers on two half sisters who may be psychically linked. Read full book review >

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RENASCENCE by Leigh Goodison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2017

"A thoughtful and eventful sci-fi mystery that satisfies."
In this novel, a group of astronauts explores a faraway planet for colonization, but discovers it already has some inhabitants. Read full book review >

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PIGLOO by Anne Marie Pace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"This wintery pig tale is cute but possibly not cute enough. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This little pig went exploring. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Schulze's courageous story fills a major gap in the story of the world's greatest conflict, and she deserves a wide audience of all ages."
This compelling memoir of a German girl's bitter, frightening life reveals the horrors visited upon an average family caught between two of the most cruel dictators in history. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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GOOD GOOD FATHER by Chris Tomlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The lofty symbolism of this allegorical tale may be above the comprehension level of literal-minded children. (authors' note) (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
This Christian allegory presents a little bear who asks an all-powerful lion king for his help in solving the problems of other bear cubs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A valuable contribution to the growing literature on the Armenian genocide. (Eighteen photos and one map, plus a fine bibliography, copious footnotes, and useful appendices)"
The first genocide of the 20th century took place in Turkey in 1915 when some 1.5 million Armenians were deported from their birthplace and massacred. Read full book review >

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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 >