Search Results: "Lucy Ferriss"


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LEAVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Lucy Ferriss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"Well-written, but the contrivances and bloodless tone make for less-than-compelling reading."
Novelist Ferris (The Misconceiver, 1997, etc.), now winner of Mid-List's First Series Award for Short Fiction, offers 12 tales of love, loss, infidelity, and (last but not least) postgrad anomie. Read full book review >

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THE MISCONCEIVER by Lucy Ferriss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Ferriss (Against Gravity, 1996, etc.) worthily acknowledges the complexities of the abortion debate, and her dystopia, if not wildly original, is thoroughly imagined—yet ultimately the tale remains constrained by its narrow focus and muddled plot."
A pleasantly unpolemical, if plodding, novel about a 21st-century abortionist who's haunted by the memory of her political-activist sister. Read full book review >

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AGAINST GRAVITY by Lucy Ferriss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Ferriss (The Gated River, 1986, etc.) should have listened to her own main character, a girl whose favorite pastime is parsing sentences to reveal their basic elements."
A convoluted coming-of-age story with a gothic veneer. Read full book review >

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THE LOST DAUGHTER by Lucy Ferriss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Despite some too-convenient plot twists, a powerful domestic novel."
A child left for dead at birth reappears 15 years later to transform the lives of her parents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A wildly inventive excursion through the creation of our daily bread—and our occasional carp à l'ancienne."
Four hours? A gimmick, to be sure, but a good one to lure you into this rangy, obsessive immersion in food and its many wonders. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S WORLD OF ANIMALS by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"For armchair travelers newly or not yet out of diapers, Maisy again serves as a safe and comfortably familiar companion with whom to explore the wider world. (Pop-up informational picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Maisy meets smiling animals in habitats from jungle to ocean in her newest First Science Book. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S FIRST NUMBERS by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Cousins again proves she knows what works for the youngest of readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Maisy counts up to five in the simplest of concept books. Read full book review >

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MAISY GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Her bright gouache paintings feature her familiar and beloved cast of characters and introduce a few new friends, and her simple tale is just right for a gentle introduction to a hospital visit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a First Experiences Storybook, Cousins' inimitable mouse Maisy makes another foray into the genre of picture books aimed at reassuring fearful readers. Read full book review >

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I’M THE BEST by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Relish Cousins's lusciously vibrant, liquid-textured inks and the thick pencil lines that boldly match the boasting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jubilant colors buoy this profile of a braggart. Read full book review >

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JAZZY IN THE JUNGLE by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Vividly colorful and delightful fun, this is Cousins doing what she does best: entertaining the youngest of readers with panache. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mother lemur searches for her baby among the flora and fauna of the jungle. Read full book review >