Search Results: "Lynn Coady"


BOOK REVIEW

SAINTS OF BIG HARBOUR by Lynn Coady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"Rich and spicy, but an iffy plot and a little thick and slow to boil."
Award-winning Canadian author Coady's US debut tells intertwined stories of unhappy adolescents—and unhappier adults—as their lives collide in Nova Scotia in the early 1980s. Read full book review >

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THE ANTAGONIST by Lynn Coady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"Smartly tuned and as unsettling as it intends to be."
An embittered man blasts an old buddy for fictionalizing his life. But, wonders Coady (Saints of Big Harbour, 2002, etc.), who can know what the facts are? Read full book review >

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LYNN VISIBLE by Julia DeVillers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lynn's kooky optimism and enthusiasm for her work give this book a funny, inspiring vibe that young fashion enthusiasts should enjoy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Lynn's unique personal style makes her stand out in all the wrong ways at her small-town high school. Read full book review >

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LYNN AND JOE by Lynn Danielle Sugayan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2013

"An engaging story of a mother, divorcee, dancer, poet and student looking to find peace."
A woman's memoir of her journey from bad marriages to independence and love. Read full book review >

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RED RIDING HOOD by Christopher Coady
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

In his first book, an English artist stays close to Perrault in a spare, graceful retelling with full-bleed double-spread paintings that—like Montresor's art (1991)—emphasize the story's link to the world of dream. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This is very fine science writing, spinning out one fact after another but always bringing readers back to the narrator's single drop of water. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
In this striking companion to The Pebble in My Pocket (1996), Hooper and Coady explore the water on Earth, beginning with the drop in the faucet, through its history from the origin of the universe, its presence in the oceans at the beginnings of life, in the bodies of the dinosaurs, in the trees of the rainforests, to the present drop of water, dripping from the tap. Read full book review >

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THE PEBBLE IN MY POCKET by Meredith Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Coady provides spectacular paintings, given texture, weight, and movement by the strokes of his brush. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Hooper and Coady pass on a sense of wonder for the history contained in one small pebble in an outstanding picture-book overview of 480 million years. Read full book review >

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WITCH WATER by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 1977

"Readers who doubted the circumstantial evidence of the earlier book will have a hard time explaining this one."
Lynn Morley's older sister Judith seems to have recovered from her brush with black magic (Witch's Sister, 1975), but now old Mrs. Tuggle is out to get Lynn's suggestible friend "Mouse" Beasley into her power. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE IN by Sarah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"More than a thoughtful ode to found family, this slim, sweet novel challenges readers to look anew at the ones they have. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"What if you could just invent your family, your home, your life?" Read full book review >

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GARRETT IN WEDLOCK by Paul Mandelbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2004

"Stories that, like Garrett and his new family, work better together."
It's her domestic turmoil—he's just in it—in this deft debut by Mandelbaum. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2014

"Zoological eye candy captured with a keen eye and adventurous spirit."
An impressive coffee-table book brimming with a couple's beautiful photographs of exotic wildlife. Read full book review >