Search Results: "Louisa Hall"


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SPEAK by Louisa Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"An extended complaint about how kids today pay too much attention to their electronic devices."
A novel with past and future settings and an artificial intelligence theme that isn't really science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIAGE HOUSE by Louisa Hall
Released: March 5, 2013

"An emotional journey that's ultimately filled with joy."
The first novel from Philadephia-born author Hall. Read full book review >

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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MALAFEMMENA by Louisa Ermelino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Too cool for some readers; just right for others."
Edgy short stories about women in trouble abroad and at home from Ermelino (Joey Dee Gets Wise, 2015), the Reviews Director at Publishers Weekly.Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1994

"A thin volume, it ends—happily—before it runs out of gas."
A lively and contentious companion book to a six-part BBC television series that probes the question ``Why do we value art so highly?'' In clipped, sound-bite style, the authors examine the mechanisms of power that give fine art its metaphoric and economic glamour: critics, museums, auction houses, collectors, and the mass media. Read full book review >

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JOEY DEE GETS WISE by Louisa Ermelino
Released: Jan. 7, 1990

Cool, brash, but familiar first novel—set on the mob-dominated streets of Little Italy—that's noteworthy for avoiding a romanticizing of the criminals. Read full book review >

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CROOKED by Louisa Luna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"No blue skies here. Cold-bladed realism that 'gets all the little pink muscles moving under [your] skin.' And dialogue to die for."
A second sizzler about marginalized outcasts follows Luna's scalding but artful debut Brave New Girl (not reviewed) and falls in line with this publisher's paperback stable of brilliantly trashy gutter novelists. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF AMNESIA by Louisa Lim
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2014

"A forceful reminder that only by dealing with its own past truthfully will China shape a decent future for coming generations."
NPR's veteran China correspondent Lim shows how the 1989 massacre of student human rights protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square continues to shape the country today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2008

"A tour-de-force by a talented young author who makes a difficult subject accessible."
Fast-paced history from debut author Gilder, who employs invented but historically accurate dialogue to surprisingly good effect, revealing the personalities as well as the ideas of quantum physicists. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS MALLONE by Louisa Ermelino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2002

"An appealing, colorful picture of life in ethnic, blue-collar New York during the mid-20th century."
InStyle reporter and Kirkus reviewer Ermelino (The Black Madonna, 2001) spins an old-fashioned tale about family solidarity and a cheating man who gets his just deserts. Read full book review >