Search Results: "Marjorie Lisovskis"


BOOK REVIEW

CUDDLE by Elizabeth Verdick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"While there is little new or different here, babies will be drawn to the full-page images of their fellow tots. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
Close-up black-and-white photos depict babies cuddling with their loved ones. Read full book review >

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REST by Elizabeth Verdick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"With its companion, this title should be a welcome addition to parent-baby routines. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
In a dream of a book for new parents, soft black-and-white portraits depict babies getting ready to sleep. Read full book review >

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REACH by Elizabeth Verdick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This and its companion are pleasant additions to the Happy Healthy Baby series. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
Expressive black-and-white photography features babies reaching and interacting with their world. Read full book review >

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MY NINE LIVES BY CLIO by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The whimsical journal of a cat, chronicling its nine lives, lived through the ages. Read full book review >

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THE USE AND ABUSE OF LITERATURE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2011

"Chockablock with examples and in-depth analysis, this can be savored by academics and lay readers alike."
In a cogent study, Shakespeare expert Garber (Visual and Environmental Studies/Harvard Univ.; Shakespeare and Modern Culture, 2008, etc.) wonders: Why read literature? Read full book review >

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ACADEMIC INSTINCTS by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2001

"Probably of interest only in the faculty lounge."
An academic's take on academic writing. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS AND LIES by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Once more, as so often in Eccles (The Shape of Sand, 2006, etc.), the past shapes a present packed with both admirable and despicable characters and interesting bits of historical lore."
A murder on an English country estate provokes an investigation that must travel back in time for answers. Read full book review >

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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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SEASONS OF SUN AND RAIN by Marjorie Dorner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Indistinguishable characters harm what could have been an absorbing account of friends accepting their own aging and death."
In mystery writer Dorner's latest foray into literary fiction (Winter Roads, Summer Fields: stories, 1992; etc.), a group of six middle-aged women come to terms with the diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's in one of their own. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT GARDENER by Marjorie Sandor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Sandor might see her life as Mozart his music, a 'passion for comedy in the midst of the sublimely sad,' but she brings ruefulness, not play, to the endeavor."
There's a distracted, plangent tone to Sandor's (A Night of Music: Stories, 1989) memoir, which unspools in episodic glimpses of bruised sensibilities, indigo moods, and moments when she wakens to brief pleasures. Read full book review >

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HEIRS AND ASSIGNS by Marjorie Eccles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Eccles (The Firebird's Feather, 2014, etc.) sets her war-battered detective a second police procedural with plenty of suspects and unexpected twists."
A birthday gathering 10 years after World War I ends in murder. Read full book review >