Search Results: "Lucy Frank"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Highly romanticized, oddly apolitical, and not very compelling."
Historical about the love affair between FDR and Lucy Mercer, from Lucy's point of view. Read full book review >

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FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by Connah Brecon
by Connah Brecon, illustrated by Connah Brecon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Zany but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This helpful little bear is such a good Samaritan that he's always late for school. Read full book review >

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LUCY by Laurence Gonzales
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Michael Crichton might have produced this had he had a literary sensibility. Thoroughly well-written, grounded in science and a sorrowful sense of human nature, this book is utterly memorable."
Masterful storyteller Gonzales (Everyday Survival, 2008, etc.) returns to fiction with a pensive meditation on a question of biology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY by Randy Cecil
Kirkus Star
by Randy Cecil, illustrated by Randy Cecil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A brief denouement in the final act reveals that each main character has given the others just what they needed; a clever structure and a satisfying story. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Defying simple categorization, Cecil's 144-page illustrated narrative presents a street dog that dreams of home, a light-skinned girl who longs for companionship, and her father, a juggler who panics in front of an audience. Read full book review >

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LUCKY STARS by Lucy Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Readers will thank their lucky stars when they meet this trio. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A stray duck and an enthusiastic music teacher show three middle-school kids how to find their own voices and sing in harmony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOMESCHOOL LIBERATION LEAGUE by Lucy Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Many of this likable girl's experiences ring true as she explores the boundaries of education and friendship in a story that is ultimately entertaining enough but not compelling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After spending an inspiring summer at an environmental camp, Kaity walks out in the middle of the first day of eighth grade, determined to become a homeschooler to escape the mindnumbing drudgery of the classroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANNOYANCE BUREAU by Lucy Frank
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Tongue-in-cheek to the max. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A maverick bureaucrat becomes a mentor of sorts for an unhappy lad in this offbeat fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OY, JOY! by Lucy Frank
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Cast with likable, well-meaning characters, driven more by cheers than tears, this tidily resolved New York City tale will please Frank's fans, and send newcomers to her earlier books. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A breezy middle-school romance from Frank (Will You Be My Brussels Sprout?, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >