Search Results: "Marie Myung-Ok Lee"


BOOK REVIEW

SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER by Marie Myung-Ok Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, Lee's first adult outing is an authentic, emotionally powerful portrayal of two cultures."
Young-adult author Lee follows a Korean American woman, adopted as a baby by an American family, to her homeland to learn the language and find her birth mother. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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COWBOY AT WAR by Myung Un Lee
Released: March 7, 2014

"The theory on military tactics has merit, but the book could have been improved with better balance between the overwhelming discourse and diminutive story."
Lee's (The Search for a Hero, 2007) narrative nonfiction finds the author's alter ego, Dr. Ahn, on a tour discussing the shortcomings of U.S. military strategy compared to Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Intermittently engaging but ultimately disappointing and incomplete."
South Korean president Lee's rags-to-riches account of his life within the byzantine world of that nation's business and politics. Read full book review >

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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YA DECEMBER 2016
by Leila Roy

Oh, December. Why must you be so cold, so dark, so withholding when it comes to new book releases? Sigh. Here are the two—I know, right? ONLY TWO!—that I’ve got my eye on:

The Secret of a Heart Note, by Stacey Lee

A contemporary romantic fantasy? IN DECEMBER? Yes, yes, yes, PLEASE. This sounds like EXACTLY what I need ...


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UNCOMMON SCENTS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Bonus Factors: Gardening, Diversity, Bay Area
Relationship Status: High School Sweetheart

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents

I’m not ...


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LEE ALAN DUGATKIN
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a story as old as humankind: Somewhere, one of our ancestors threw a bone out into the darkness beyond the campfire, a wolf snatched it up, and its grateful descendants transformed themselves into dogs for our companionship. The process, it’s been supposed, took thousands of years, millennia in which those fierce, lethal hunters of the northern forests evolved—or devolved ...


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THE CURIOUS CAPE COD SKULL by Marie Lee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"An implausible but painless debut."
Retired schoolteacher Marguerite Smith—divorced and living alone with dog Rusty on Cape Cod—has her quiet routine shattered one morning when she finds the bludgeoned body of archaeologist Peter Dafoe in a locked shed on her property. Read full book review >

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MAKING MISCHIEF
by Julie Danielson

One of my favorite pieces of writing in children’s literature, which began life as a lecture at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is Patricia Lee Gauch’s “The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” which can be read here at the Horn Book’s site. Gauch starts out by paying loving tribute to children as mischief-makers—“Someone who ...


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F IS FOR FABULOSO by Marie G. Lee
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"Although often perceptive, this study in cultural acclimation is weighed down by artificial-sounding dialogue and scarily simplistic characters. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In an earnest, preachy tale from Lee (Night of the Chupacabras, 1998, etc.), a Korean-American seventh grader copes with poor teaching in school and rising tension at home. Read full book review >