Search Results: "Lyle Leverich"


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TOM by Lyle Leverich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Affectionate and affecting, dense with arresting detail, likely to be definitive. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New Yorker)"
Artistically and psychologically acute biography of the great American poet-playwright. Read full book review >

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LETHALLY BLONDE by Patrice Lyle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"Like cotton candy, this is fun even if it isn't filling. (Paranormal chick lit. 14 & up)"
A pact with the Devil leads to trouble for one teenage demon. Read full book review >

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BEST ENEMIES by Kathleen Leverich
Released: April 25, 1989

From the first day of school, when Felicity Doll tricks Priscilla out of the desk Priscilla had first, the two are natural enemies. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1992

"Index. (Biography. 8-11)"
In the author's ``First Biography'' series (presenting more substantial information than his ``Picture Book'' biographies but still easily read): an excellent introduction with a goodly collection of revealing, not always familiar anecdotes enlivening a straightforward account of many of Franklin's most outstanding accomplishments, clearly set in their historical time. Read full book review >

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THE NEW YOU by Kathleen Leverich
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An engaging and enjoyably limned journey to self-discovery. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this slim and breezy read, Leverich combines the universal problem of fitting in at a new school with a thought-provoking fantasy. Read full book review >

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CHAZZONOS by Lyle Rockler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2011

"A thoughtful, entertaining look at the ties—music, community, family—that bind."
In this novel, a middle-aged Jewish cantor's life changes after an unexpected inheritance gives him new freedom. Read full book review >

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A DEADLY TAIL by Dixie Lyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"This fourth outing for Whiskey, Tango, and Foxtrot (Marked Fur Murder, 2015, etc.) isn't much of a mystery, but it's a witty, zany story whose delightful animals are vastly entertaining."
Scene-stealing animals are the stars of this ghostly mystery. Read full book review >

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GOOD LOOKIN' MAN LIKE ME by Lyle Jacobson
Released: Aug. 25, 2011

"A luminous portrait of a life that transcends constraints."
A mentally disabled man feistily perseveres in this wry, heartwarming memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"An endearing retrospective, beginning and ending as one man's examination of a tragic segment of his life, which comments meaningfully on addiction and the unpredictable nature of bureaucratic systems."
More than two decades after his prosecution and imprisonment for operating an aircraft while intoxicated, a Northwest Airlines captain breaks from the media frenzy surrounding his firing and public humiliation to offer his own version of events. Read full book review >

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BEST ENEMIES FOREVER by Kathleen Leverich
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"By the end, Felicity gets a much-deserved comeuppance (it won't necessarily satisfy the readers who want to see her drawn and quartered), bringing this engrossing transitional bookof which there are too fewto a fine and funny close. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7+)"
Felicity Doll, self-proclaimed star, is once again out to make Priscilla Robin miserable in Leverich's third book about the duo (Best Enemies Again, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >