Search Results: "Marsh Gray Carrington"


BOOK REVIEW

GO HOME, MRS. BEEKMAN! by Ann Stampler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Carrington's sunny, energetic paintings make the most of the silliness, but the lengthy text and Mrs. Beekman's incredible obtuseness will weary young readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The only way Emily Beekman's mother can get her to overcome her first-day jitters is by promising she'll stay at school with her daughter "for a million gazillion years." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TESSA’S TIP-TAPPING TOES by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Although the storyline isn't exceptional, this will fit well into lots of thematic story hours (mice, cats, dancing, singing, or follow-your-heart). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Crimi (Don't Need Friends, not reviewed, etc.) and Carrington (Sometimes I Feel Like a Stormcloud, not reviewed, etc.) team up for a humorous tale of a tap-dancing mouse and a singing cat who are more interested in their particular talents than in the traditional game of cat-and-mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORIANDER THE CONTRARY HEN by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Admirers of Anita Jeram's Contrary Mary (1995) will find Coriander an even tougher bird. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A hardheaded hen plumps down in the middle of the road and brings traffic to a screeching halt in this rhythmic rural ruckus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUL PLAY by Tori Carrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Though Sofie's adventurous life in the Greek community makes for pleasant reading, she's still a pale shadow of Stephanie Plum."
Fueled by Greek coffee, Sofie Metropolis investigates lost pets and cheating husbands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX AND THE LOST NOTE by Graham Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly discordant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A London-based art director and illustrator delivers a jazz-inspired effort whose snappy illustrations can't redeem its wobbly logic. Read full book review >

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WINDFALL AT WALTHINGHAM
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray

Cover Story: Historical Turn Arrrrroooooound

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Gothic Lite 

Bonus Factor: Unexpected Inheritance

Relationship Status: Better As Friends

Cover Story: Historical Turn Arrrrroooooound

Winter weather + ornate gates + only seeing the back of the woman on the cover = a very ominous feeling.

The Deal:

Katherine ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOVE BITES by Tori Carrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"But neither makes for compelling reading, unless you're really into Queens."
A Greek-American p.i. fits in a couple of clients while trying to straighten out her love life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOFIE METROPOLIS by Tori Carrington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2005

"Slapdash and derivative."
Greek 20-something turns gumshoe after her Big Fat Wedding goes bust. Read full book review >

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AMELIA GRAY
by Rachel Sugar

If you know anything about Isadora Duncan, it is likely you know this: she was a modern dancer—not just any modern dancer, but the mother of modern dance—and she died, spectacularly, when her silk scarf (hand painted) caught in the wheel of an open automobile.

“When I tell people about Isadora,” says Amelia Gray, whose latest novel — titled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY LAUNDRY by Tori Carrington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2006

"If the author(s), aka Lori and Tony Karayianni, insist on dropping in on Sophie's antics every two months, we're in for a long year."
More frappé-fueled fun in Astoria, Queens, with the Hellenic wannabe hellcat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY BITTER THING SWEET by Roslyn Carrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Too neatly affirming, but the details of life and landscape are fair compensation."
Second novel from the Trinidadian journalist (A Thirst For Rain, 1999, not reviewed), a richly textured love story with a gritty setting—a gambling den/bordello—about a bargirl and a would-be boxing champ wising up to life and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWILIGHT PRISONER by Katherine Marsh
FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"An outstanding story with wide appeal. (Fantasy. YA)"
Marsh proves immune to the sophomore jinx in this sequel; after a quick reset of The Night Tourist (2007), this briskly paced story soars. Read full book review >