Search Results: "Lynn C. Franklin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"A thorough, provocative discourse on just about every aspect of the joys and sorrows of all those involved in the adoption process. (For a look at adoption from the adoptee's point of view, see Sarah Saffian, Ithaka: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found, p. 1365.)"
An absorbing memoir of one birth mother's experiences, interspersed with an array of narratives, musings, facts, and statistics on the theme of adoption. Read full book review >

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THE DAY AFTER DEATH by Lynn C. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Like a fattening mille-feuille, too multilayered for its own good."
Dangerous lesbian liaisons intertwine with a murky murder in Miller's third novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2005

"There's some pie in the sky in these pages, but also thoughtful voicing of concerns that are now widespread among American workers. They merit an audience."
A well-reasoned antiglobalist call to arms. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST NOBLE TRUTH by C Lynn Murphy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"While some readers may find the level of detail a bit tedious, others will welcome the tone of serenity."
A tale of love and forgiveness toward oneself and others. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL CHILDREN by Lynn C. Clemont
written and illustrated by Lynn C. Clemont
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"A loving, serene way to introduce water safety and self-reliance and possibly nurture a belief in angels."
A young boy learns a vital lesson about internal strength and resourcefulness in this peaceful children's story. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DEPARTMENT CHAIR by Lynn C. Miller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The definitive epitaph is supplied by the police detective: 'Please, let's not be academic.'"
The title says it all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYO CLINIC BREAST CANCER BOOK by Mayo Clinic
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An empowering tool that soothes the sting and shock of a cancer diagnosis with up-to-date information and physician-supported advice."
A medically sound, digestible reference guide to understanding, treating and coping with breast cancer. Read full book review >

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DON'T WAKE THE BABY by Jonathan Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"The illustrations for this commendable debut are unusual for their energy and subtle use of vivid color; the concluding twist—the baby wakes Marvin—provides a satisfying irony. Especially appropriate for a parent/preschool group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While Mother cautions eponymously from the next room, Marvin plays rambunctious imaginative games (cowboy, magician, pirate, etc.) around his sibling's crib, finally falling asleep in the crib. Read full book review >

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AT FACE VALUE by Emily Franklin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Franklin leaves readers to guess if Cyrie will choose plastic surgery or accept herself—as her friends and family do—exactly as she is. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This enjoyable, if lightweight, adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac switches its genders and turns tragedy into comedy. Read full book review >

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GRAVE GOODS by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2009

"A well-researched, colorful, sometimes comical and often engaging mystery, although the series is beginning to show more signs of familiarity than freshness."
The third volume in a successful British historical criminal-investigation series sees its heroine attempting to authenticate the bones of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. Read full book review >

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CITY OF SHADOWS by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Entertaining enough when not stating the historically obvious."
Murder mystery meets historical enigma in pre-Nazi Era Berlin. Read full book review >