Search Results: "Lydia Netzer"


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LYDIA by Brian Willson
ROMANCE
Released: March 24, 2013

"A subtle love story that rewards patient readers with its quiet charms."
In this supernatural love story, when Ed Austin purchases a 200-year-old farm in Maine, it comes with a ghost that may haunt him in all the right ways. Read full book review >

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SHINE SHINE SHINE by Lydia Netzer
Released: July 17, 2012

"Talky uplift and a self-congratulatory tone bog down the novel, but through compelling characters, Netzer raises a provocative question: Is autism a disability, a gift or the norm of the future?"
Netzer's debut, about a heavily pregnant woman left to care for her dying mother and autistic son while her Nobel-winning husband travels to the moon, takes the literary concept of charmingly quirky characters to a new level. Read full book review >

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AFTER LYDIA by Sandra Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"This author is capable of better."
A disappointing second novel that again explores the mother- daughter relationship but lacks the consummate writing and insight that distinguished Blue Glass (1992). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 1993

"Photos, plus discography and transcriptions of songs and vaudeville skits)."
Lydia Mendoza—with 12-string guitar and soulful renditions of tangos, boleros, corridos, and other popular songs—catapulted to fame (if not fortune) as ``La Cancionera de los Pobres'' (``The Songstress of the Poor'') in the 30's Southwest, becoming the most renowned member of her performing family. Read full book review >

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LYDIA, QUEEN OF PALESTINE by Uri Orlev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An afterword notes that the real Lydia still lives on an Israeli kibbutz with her rabbi husband. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The author of The Man from the Other Side (1991, Batchelder Award) tells the story of another real-life Middle European who survived WW II. Read full book review >

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LYDIA JANE AND THE BABY-SITTER EXCHANGE by Natalie Honeycutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"An entertaining contemporary story that will find a ready audience. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Another of Jonah Twist's third-grade classmates is featured in Honeycutt's series about a San Francisco neighborhood with the kind of lively kids, nice parents, and pervasive common sense and good humor that distinguish Cleary's Klickitat Street. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DIARY OF LYDIA BENNET by Natasha Farrant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Readers wanting a real taste of Austen won't find it, but it's a pleasant enough sojourn in her world regardless. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Farrant bravely takes on Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the youngest Bennet sister. Read full book review >

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THE LYDIA CHRONICLES by Doris Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1991

"Theme attractive, and comfortably fixed elders are good company."
Good-natured, gently amusing, column-sized vignettes, tailored for the cardigan-and-pants-suit retirement crowd. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS TREE FOR LYDIA by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Nov. 15, 1951

"For Lydia it is supremely satisfying- and even Eddy and his chum get a thrill out of feeling as though they were 'camping out' in a grove."
Slim in substance, slim in size, this "stocking book" to be used instead of a Christmas card. Read full book review >

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LYDIA CASSATT READING THE MORNING PAPER by Harriet Scott Chessman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A moving and intensely introspective portrait of the way art is created and life relinquished."
Shaded with intimations of mortality, a second novel touches tenderly on the relationship between Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt (1844?-1926) and her ailing older sister Lydia. Chessman (Ohio Angels, 1999) uses five of Cassatt's paintings and their circumstances to shape her story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A heartwarmingly inspirational tale."
A former magazine editor tells the story of how, at the height of the Great Depression, her great-uncle trained a group of young women from rural Oklahoma to become college basketball stars. Read full book review >