Search Results: "Maryann Cusimano Love"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP, BABY, SLEEP by Maryann Cusimano Love
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While words melt away into simple rhythms, the atmospheric artwork pinpoints ineffable feelings—the sense of freedom brought on by a breeze, the possibility invoked by starlit sky. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Soft watercolor illustrations and soothing rhymes encourage baby to rise, soar, laugh and shine. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE MY WONDERS by Maryann Cusimano Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Those nervous about attending school for the first time will not find much comfort here, though teachers might like the sentiment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
More like Love's second book (You Are My Miracle, 2005) than her first (You Are My I Love You, 2001) in the You Are My… series, this fourth, school-themed one falls flat, especially since most of its intended audience does not yet attend school. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE MY WISH by Maryann Cusimano Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"With too many lines like the latter and not enough like the former, this well-intentioned book sinks under its own metaphors. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A grandmother teddy bear enjoys a day with her grandchild in this latest entry in the You Are My... series. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE MY MIRACLE by Maryann Cusimano Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The world she creates for the bears and their friends is safe, warm and cozy—a wonderfully nurturing place to celebrate Christmas together. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The collaborators from You Are My I Love You (2001) reuse the initial verse from that volume ("I am your parent; you are my child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE MY I LOVE YOU by Maryann K. Cusimano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Warmly reassuring, this tale is ideal for sharing with loved ones, big or small. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Newcomer Cusimano's tale is a celebration of the transcendent, loving bonds that exist between a parent and child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLIMPSES OF GAUGUIN by Maryann D'Agincourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A precisely rendered image of a quest to tease out life's larger meaning."
In D'Agincourt's (All Most, 2013, etc.) novel, a woman reflects on her family's shared history and the shadow it has cast on her own life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An informed observer's informative progress report on some possible winners in a socioeconomic rivalry of supranational consequences."
A top securities analyst's savvy, if impressionistic, audit of the trio of multinational manufacturers she expects to rule the automotive world well into the 21st century. Read full book review >

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Geography of Shame by Maryann Feola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2015

"A touching account of family dysfunction as it exists side by side with loving, close-knit relationships."
A multigenerational exploration of the impact of southern Italian heritage on the offspring of immigrants who came to America at the turn of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL FROM THE PARADISE BALLROOM by Alison Love
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"In keeping with her name, Love delivers a satisfying romantic tale enhanced by its bittersweet aftertaste."
The loyalties of a close-knit Italian family living in England are tested by the complicated feelings of two members for partners outside their circle and the increasingly tense atmosphere heralding World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Based on the real Odette Meyers (nee Melspajz), this thoughtful, affecting piece makes an ideal Holocaust introduction for readers unready for death-camp scenes. (timeline, historical photographs, author's note) (Historical verse fiction. 9-15)"
Introspective and accessible, this fictionalized history of a Jewish child surviving the Nazi occupation of France uses an elegant simplicity of language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"The legal back-and-forth would have benefited from John Grisham-like treatment. Love's story suffices, though, and it's one that environmental activists in particular will want to study."
A self-absorbed—but also absorbing—account of how the military-industrial complex visited death on a Southern backwater. Read full book review >