Search Results: "Marjorie Celona"


BOOK REVIEW

Y by Marjorie Celona
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Celona writes movingly about basic questions of identity, questions exacerbated by the unhappy circumstances of Shannon's birth."
As a newborn, Shannon is abandoned at the local "Y"—and then spends much of her young life asking "Why?" Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 1994

"Still, fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if the market was closed when you wanted to bake a pie? Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY PIE AND SEE THE U.S.A. by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"The rustic, lush illustrations, however, are as delicious as a cherry pie right from the oven, and for readers who really want to make one, there's a simple recipe included. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The visuals take the cake, or rather the pie, in this folksy jaunt across the country. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Priceman's wonderful, vivacious black-ink and watercolor paintings—packed with comical details—add motion and buoyancy to an already soaring tale of a historic hot-air balloon ride. (author's note, brief history of Montgolfier's balloons) (Picture book. 4-8)"
On September 19, 1783, thousands of people visited Versailles to witness the launching of the Montgolfier brothers' new-fangled hot-air balloon. Read full book review >

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EMELINE AT THE CIRCUS by Marjorie Priceman
Released: April 1, 1999

"The pictures, while busy, are carefully composed; readers will always know what is going on and where Emeline is as the poker-faced narration marches on. (Picture book. 4-9)"
PLB 0-679-97685-X In this tale, Priceman (My Nine Lives by Clio, 1998, etc.) uses color with great verve and energy, while her sly, appealing sense of humor allows a very different story to unfold in the pictures than the one taking place in the text. Ms. Splinter's second grade is at the circus, and while the teacher holds forth about what is happening before their eyes, Emeline is having a parallel but distinctly separate adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A solid if incomplete contribution to a currently hot debate."
A closely argued brief for free speech. Read full book review >

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DOG LOVE by Marjorie Garber
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A dog's life never seemed such a fair prospect. (b&w photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection)"
Dogs are not only our best chance of finding unconditional love, suggests Garber (Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Erotocism of Everyday Life, 1995) in this wry, literate study of dogs in human culture. Read full book review >

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BLOOD KIN by Marjorie Dorner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 1992

"Too many nocturnal stalkings and near-fatal attacks for all but the most devoted Mary Higgins Clarkies—but the final unmasking is well worth the wait."
Days after happily adopted Kate Lundgren browbeats her foster parents into helping her find Teresa Cruzan, her birth mother (whose identity they've hidden from her through four years of feigned searching)—and after Kate has thrust herself into unwilling Terry's life—she discovers Terry's strangled body and sets out, with the help of chastely romantic Jack Kramer, to find her father and uncover the motive for Terry's murder. Read full book review >

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SEX AND REAL ESTATE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2000

"An inventive, erudite analysis from a scholar and homeowner."
Mixing cultural criticism with a belletristic style of writing, Garber (English/Harvard) argues that people love their houses as truly and as passionately as each other. Read full book review >

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LOADED WORDS by Marjorie Garber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2012

"The same goes for this intellectually generous and rewarding book. Like its many subjects, it repays the close attention it commands."
A vigorous, revealing collection about the pleasures and revelations of close reading, whether it involves words, books, biographies or ideas. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF WEST TENTH STREET by Marjorie Kernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2009

"Blurry panorama of an unrealistic city."
Debut novelist Kernan excavates a small parcel of Manhattan turf and dissects its host of eccentric inhabitants: old and young, rich and poor, artfully rendered and not. Read full book review >

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PEPPER by Marjorie Shaffer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"A vividly told story of a common spice's uncommon history."
Science writer and former business reporter Shaffer traces the action-packed, often bloody trail of black pepper from its uses in ancient times as a cure-all to the intense rivalries among the Portuguese, Dutch and English to control the pepper trade in Indonesia to the rise of 19th-century American pepper merchants. Read full book review >