Search Results: "Lynne Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

HOME SWEET ANYWHERE by Lynne Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though the dialogue has its wooden moments, this is, on the whole, an accessible, inspiring journey."
How Martin and her husband sold their house and became full-time international wayfarers. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A WINTER WALK by Lynne Barasch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A quiet book with special appeal for the observant child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Barasch's second is a marked contrast to the whimsically clever plotting of her debut book, Rodney's Inside Story (1992): on a gray day, Sophie's mom takes her outdoors to ``find the color of winter'': the red of berries still clinging to trees, the fields' ``rust...and yellow...lavender...and gold,'' the brook's blue, a rabbit's brown eyes, and, at the end of their walk, the white of falling snow. Read full book review >

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FLUTE'S JOURNEY by Lynne Cherry
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Bright, realistic illustrations give the book a picture-book look, but include plenty of detail, particularly in the lush rainforest settings where Flute holes up until spring. (Picture book. 6-9)"
When the snow flies, thousands of birds migrate south to avoid the icy temperatures and shortage of food. Read full book review >

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CHAINED by Lynne Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A heartfelt if at times emotionally trying addition to the literature promoting better treatment of our fellow animals. (afterword) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can a friendship born in mutual bondage save a boy and an elephant calf in modern India? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LARGER THAN DEATH by Lynne Murray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Maybe next time, if Murray (Termination Interview, 1988, etc.) shows her heroine actually on the job, she'll have a case more worthy of her talents."
A ``person of substance'' is what Alicia Madrone's ad calls for, and a person of substance is what she gets: full-figured Josephine Fuller, who's got just the right attitude (and enough of it) to work as an undercover cop filing reports on prospective recipients for Mrs. Madrone's feminist philanthropy. Read full book review >

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PIE TOWN by Lynne Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"Heartfelt, Christian goodwill triumphs in this utterly predictable story."
Hinton's ninth novel is a feel-good tale in which an inexperienced priest, a wayward young woman and a terminally ill boy save the soul of a small town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LARGE TARGET by Lynne Murray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"Murray, who writes well and has an attractive heroine in Josephine, needs to prune back her lush plotting and bring a cast of dozens down to reasonable size."
Murray's second novel brings back plus-size p.i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAST IN DOUBT by Lynne Tillman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Beach reading for the John Hawkes set."
``We were a ragtag band of inhibited outsiders, each a secret and keeping secrets from the others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Segal's analysis begins to fill a tremendous void in the literature and will be a welcome change to depressing and damaging stereotypes that depict all men as savage sexual beings and women as unwitting victims."
A fresh and welcome feminist perspective on the place and value of heterosexual sex in society. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSLATION OF LOVE by Lynne Kutsukake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A vivid delight chronicling a fascinating—and little-discussed—chapter in world history."
Through an elegant web of interconnected storylines, Kutsukake's absorbing debut brings American-occupied postwar Tokyo to life. Read full book review >