Search Results: "Melissa Febos"


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ABANDON ME by Melissa Febos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A lyrically visceral memoir of love and loss."
An award-winning nonfiction writer explores the personal roots of a powerful and destructive love/hate relationship she shared with a married lesbian. Read full book review >

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WHIP SMART by Melissa Febos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2010

"Expertly captures grace within depravity."
In her provocative debut, Febos chronicles her descent into drug and sex addiction and her harrowing escape from both. Read full book review >

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MELISSA FEBOS
by Megan Labrise

Among the epigraphs of Melissa Febos’s sophomore memoir, Abandon Me, is a quotation by English psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott: “It is a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found.”

“I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that epigraph,” says Febos, who considered it for her critically acclaimed debut, Whip Smart ...


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POPPY’S PANTS by Melissa Conroy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"A marketing tie-in does not literature make. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Penelope, a pink rag doll with pink yarn hair, struggles to mend a hole in the khaki pants her grandfather, a pink rag doll with gray yarn hair, likes to wear, eventually patching them with just the right aquamarine thread. Read full book review >

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CARMINE by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2005

"Includes Granny's recipe for alphabet soup. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrator tries her hand at words and images in this delightful alphabet and fairytale twist. Read full book review >

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PIZZA DAY by Melissa  Iwai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Yummy! (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a summertime parallel to Iwai's warmhearted Soup Day (2010), while mother is at work, a father and child spend the day making pizza using homegrown vegetables and homemade dough. Read full book review >

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SOUP DAY by Melissa  Iwai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Ordinariness made extraordinary. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Iwai's writing debut beautifully depicts the loving relationship between a mother and daughter as they go about a winter ritual—making soup. Read full book review >

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HANNA’S CHRISTMAS by Melissa Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An entertaining Christmas tale meant to tie in to a line of mail-order clothing, but not much more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hanna's family has to move to America from Sweden right before Christmas, and Hanna is terribly homesick, at least until a surprise gift from her Grandmother shows up in a box full of Christmas goodies. Read full book review >

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PRISSY & POP DECK THE HALLS by Melissa Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"No silk purse here, just four little piggie ears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miniature pigs celebrate the Christmas holiday together in a story illustrated with photographs of the pampered porcine pair. Read full book review >

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BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA by Melissa Guion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, penguin picture book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mama Penguin loves her babies, but keeping up with all of their activities has her plain worn out. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"This clever marriage of information and illustration soars high. (bibliography of adult sources, quote sources, acknowledgements, period photo) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
This bright, brimming picture biography commemorates Tony Sarg, a brilliant, self-taught artist whose innovative helium balloons delighted legions of Macy's parade watchers from 1928 on. Read full book review >

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GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS BY MELISSA BASHARDOUST
by Ana Grilo

Mina is sixteen, the daughter of a dead mother and a vicious father. When Mina was a small, sickly girl with a heart condition, her father's magic saved her by giving her a heart of glass. Because of her heart, Mina is convinced she is unable to love and to be loved, with nothing but her beauty to get ...


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