Search Results: "Maryann K. Cusimano"


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

K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DOSSIER K by Imre Kertész
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"The author's novels may provide a better introduction to his work, but this memoir will help to further illuminate them."
Kertész, the first Hungarian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, interrogates himself in a provocative memoir that will deepen the understanding of those already familiar with his novels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

K-9 by Rohan Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A teeth-gnashing thriller more macabre than its predecessor, it will have readers (ahem) howling for a third. (Mystery. 10-14)"
The second in the Knightley and Son series gets a little darker, offering more bite, tragedy and paternal dysfunction, as well as respectable levels of gore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

K-POP by Stuart A. Kallen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Though English-language books on Korean pop culture are unfortunately quite rare, only complete newbies will find this overview informative. (glossary, recommended albums, source notes, selected bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A breezy but flawed introduction to Korean pop music for novice fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

K FALLS by Skye Kathleen Moody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2001

"A fish-counter has an easier job than the poor reader, who must sort out an overabundance of fishy characters, politics, and (bad) poetry."
Fleeing Kettle Falls, Washington, for Astoria, Oregon, Darla Denny lands a job at a bank and a nameless boyfriend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

K STREET by M.A. Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"With characters as flat as construction paper and a formulaic plot, this book manages what other thrillers about the NSA have failed to do: make it boring."
Kay Hamilton—former Drug Enforcement Administration agent and woman of steel—takes on the all-knowing National Security Agency in the third entry in Lawson's series (Viking Bay, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZERO K by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"DeLillo's latest novel asks compelling questions, but its answers are a bit shopworn."
A cryogenic facility beyond the edges of civilization provokes a series of meditations on death and life. Read full book review >