Search Results: "Lynda Beauregard"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHISPERING LAKE GHOSTS by Lynda Beauregard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A weak outing in a worthy series, with camp safety plainly playing second fiddle to science instruction. (glossary, recap, experiments) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-10)"
The latest graphic Summer Camp Science Mystery fills readers in on the ups and downs of acoustics—but not without sounding some sour notes. Read full book review >

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THE MISSING CUCKOO CLOCK  by Lynda Beauregard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Predominantly instructional, but light enough not to sink beneath the weight of its purpose. (glossary, instructions for two experiments, URL for supplementary material) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-10)"
Summer-camp kids get (scientifically) physical. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Alas, nary a zombie in sight—but budding 'braaaiiinnns' may be tempted to repeat some of the experiments for themselves. (further experiments, glossary, scientific principles) (Graphic fiction/instructional blend. 8-10)"
Following cryptic clues left by a counselor, a quartet of young campers track down the source of mysterious noises in this science-laden series kickoff. Read full book review >

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TUNNEL VISION, A FOCUSED LIFE by Isadora Beauregard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Highly recommended for the divorced and for those contemplating or embarking on divorce."
Beauregard's debut memoir recalls an almost unimaginably terrible divorce interwoven with hard-earned advice on how to overcome crushing adversity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Playing Hannah by Eric Beauregard
Released: June 28, 2016

"A performance starring a complex heroine that's not quite worthy of an encore, but good enough to see through to the end."
A teenage girl finds herself by playing other characters in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Proponents of the author's new-age beliefs will be intrigued; others will be more skeptical."
A neuropsychologist argues that the time has come for "an expanded model of reality" that takes into account the separation of mind and consciousness from the brain. Read full book review >

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THE WHALE by Mark Beauregard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Rich in historical detail, this novel explores its themes of creativity and friendship with an unusual intensity that kindles some excesses but goes far to overshadowing them."
The years 1850-1851 are pivotal for Herman Melville, as his newborn relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne has a crucial influence on Moby-Dick, according to this historical novel. Read full book review >

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DEADLY INTENT by Lynda LaPlante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"The criminal conspiracy is menacing, even monstrous, but no more interesting than the authentically tedious interrogations."
The killing of an ex-cop in a drug squat sends DI Anna Travis searching for the most wanted dealer in England. Read full book review >

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CRUDDY by Lynda Barry
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"The author of Ernie Pook's Comeek and The Freddie Stories can get down and dirty with the best hard-edged writers like Larry Brown or Daniel Woodrell, all from the unlikely (and welcome) perspective of a young woman."
The only thing this gritty debut novel shares with Barry's work as a narrative cartoonist is its point of view: told by a 16- year-old girl, the bloody and violent story is tougher and uglier than any of the artist's previous work. Read full book review >

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IMPERFECTIONS by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Lovely and thought-provoking. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
For 14-year-old Rosemary, her little brother, Isaac, and her baby sister, Anne, the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., is a clean haven and welcome refuge from their father's abuse and the violence of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"An up-close chance to meet a tough cookie who loves being a pro—and who probably wouldn't take your calls."
If the Girl Scout troops of Beverly Hills need an illuminating manual for their Fundamentals of Successful Producing merit badge, this is it. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S RETURN by Lynda Chervil
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Readers looking for a heroine with brains and beauty will enjoy following Gabrielle's appealing journey."
A compelling mystery/adventure about past lives and cutting-edge technology, set on the coast of Maine. Read full book review >