Search Results: "Marianne LaFrance"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2011

"By unveiling the complexity of something as simple as a smile, the author provides surprising insights into culture and psychology."
A winning smile is widely recognized as social currency even by our primate cousins, but—as LaFrance (Psychology/Yale Univ.) shows—its meaning is not always so obvious. Read full book review >

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MR. POSTMOUSE'S ROUNDS by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Like a mailbox overstuffed with gifts, Dubuc's animal scenes are a delight and well worth the wait. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dedicated postal worker, who happens to be a small mouse, makes the daily deliveries in a lively dispatch from Dubuc. Read full book review >

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I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Though its heart is in the right place, this tale doesn't come close to the artistry of Kevin Henkes' Owen (1993), still the gold standard. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little bear struggles with separation anxiety as he prepares to go to school for the first time—without Blankie. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS' ARK by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Sail past this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mr. Noah uses his boat to rescue an assembly of animals stranded on an island by floodwaters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN by Marianne Curley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A Bella-like protagonist, bland heroes and a Bond villain make for an unremarkable contribution to the growing legion of trite teen paranormal tales. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
Three love interests battle for a teen angel's hand in this sequel to Hidden (2013).Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Marianne Curley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 25, 2013

"Another tempestuous supernatural romance for fans of Twilight-fare, but readers looking for an original or coherent story will have to seek elsewhere. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Angels bring bad tidings in this teen paranormal pastiche. Read full book review >

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THE WORRY TREE by Marianne Musgrove
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Charming. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this Australian import, Juliet's three-generation family is both supportive and difficult. Read full book review >

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FINDING ZOLA by Marianne Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Run-of-the-mill mystery writing for fans of the simple solution. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Intriguing clues and danger signs abound in a mystery in which a strong, upbeat teenager has every reason to be down, but pushes through her mourning and guilt to detect her way through to the finish. Read full book review >

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Stepmother by Marianne Lile
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A beautiful examination of a family and the sometimes-fragile ligatures that bind its members."
A debut memoir offers a poignant meditation on the joys and challenges of being a stepmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIMON'S FAMILY by Marianne Fredriksson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"At her best (that is, when not gently lecturing the reader), Fredriksson seems almost a Scandinavian R.F. Delderfield: a chronicler of ordinary lives whose judicious mingling of sentimentality and realism makes for absorbing and satisfying reading."
Simon's Family ($24.00; Oct.; 336 pp.; 0-345-43459-5). Read full book review >