Search Results: "M.G. Lord"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Certainly of interest to aerospace fans, Cold War buffs, and conspiracy theorists, but possibly also right for the iconoclastic bookish young woman."
The daughter of an aerospace engineer tells occasionally scandalous personal stories about the geniuses who engineered the space race, while coming to terms with her father's detachment from her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 18, 1994

"Lord's intelligence and good humor bring a new attitude to feminist visions of popular culture and the women who love it. (65 photos, 15 in color, not seen)"
With wide-ranging research and her bull's-eye wit, New York Newsday columnist Lord celebrates as she satirizes the myth and magic, the life and times of Mattel's immortal girl toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Light reading most likely to appeal to star-struck fans of People magazine."
A chatty, name-dropping little work based on the notion that actors are, or become, the characters they portray in film and on stage. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SECRETS by M.G. Vassanji
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 1996

"Gracefully evocative of a distant time and place, but too coolly and carefully crafted to be fully absorbing."
In a novel that won Canada's distinguished Giller Prize, East Africanborn Vassanji (No New Land, p. 102) details a languorous pursuit of secrets hinted at in an old diary—a diary that becomes in the end a search for meaning in the investigator's own life. Read full book review >

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THE SOLDIER by M.G. Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A slim volume, filled to the brim. (Fiction. 7-11)"
In a village torn apart by war, 12-year-old Leyla makes a very brave choice. Read full book review >

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BEETLE BOY by M.G. Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Overall, a charming and (at times) affecting romp through beetle land. (entomology dictionary) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A young teen searches for his father with the assistance of unusual beetles in British documentarian Leonard's debut novel, a series opener. Read full book review >

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THE IN-BETWEEN WORLD OF VIKRAM LALL by M.G. Vassanji
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2004

"A bleak but affecting portrait of loss by a master writer (Amerika, 2001, etc.) come fully into his own. (N.B.: This is Vassanji's fifth novel and second Giller Prize winner.)"
Born and raised in East Africa, Indian Vassanji describes in spare but resonant prose the depressing realities of post-colonial Africa in telling the story of a man whose life is blighted by the times. Read full book review >

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EMANCIPATED by M.G. Reyes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"Enjoyably gossipy at times, but it takes some patience. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A group of emancipated minors, many hiding secrets, share a house in LA's Venice Beach. Read full book review >

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OFFSIDE by M.G. Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Higgins' briskly paced tale, skillfully alternating the drama with the sports, will capture readers' attention. (Fiction. 12-18)"
As a soccer player, student and frequent baby sitter, Faith feels beset with responsibilities. Read full book review >

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BI-NORMAL by M.G. Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"A welcome addition to the still-small field of teen books about bisexual characters. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a short but nonetheless expressive coming-out story, a teen football player with a girlfriend discovers he has feelings for another boy. Read full book review >

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AMRIIKA by M.G. Vassanji
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2001

"Vassanji is a gifted writer who has produced and will again produce better work."
This earnest and intelligent novel, the fourth from the Indian-born author (now resident in Canada) of The Book of Secrets (1996), sedulously charts an Asian-African immigrant's experience of three decades of recent American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING OUT OF PLACE by M.G. Higgins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A many-layered tale, simply told. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Unusually expressive for its simple vocabulary, the latest from the Gravel Road series sees high schooler Gabby Herrera coping with depression, strict parents and her own impulsive decision-making. Read full book review >