Search Results: "Melissa Peterson"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2011

"An intense, lyrical portrait of America's vulnerable underbelly."
Hopelessness dims this poignant tale of a young woman's tumultuous, modern American life. 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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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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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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SNAIL HAS LUNCH by Mary Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Not as natural as Frog and Toad's clever repartee but a good purchase for children not quite ready for books without pictures but ready for chapters. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Five busy chapters introduce a reticent snail to the glories of a garden. Read full book review >

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DELUSIONS OF LOVE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Made For You by Melissa Marr

Cover Story: Entomologist Engagement

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Southern Gentility and Psychopathy

Bonus Factor: Second Sight

Anti-Bonus Factor: Shaming

Relationship Status: Leave the Lights On

 

Cover Story: Entomologist Engagement

Although the bug on the cover is very pretty, if I were to open a velvet jewelry ...


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THREE GOOD THINGS by Lois Peterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An effective, quick, and involving story. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl struggles to care for her mentally ill mother as they wander from town to town. Read full book review >

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TRISKELLION 2 by Will Peterson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Only for those fans of the first who are dying to read the sequel. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
The breathless pace begun by authors Mark Billingham and Peter Cocks (writing semi-pseudonymously) in Triskellion (2008) continues unabated in the sequel. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

This is the delightful story of a middle-sized, Midwestern farm in Wisconsin as told in the first-person narration of Gary Peterson, husband of the author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE IDEA OF HIM by Holly Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not every idea's a good one."
New York Times best-seller Peterson (The Manny, 2007) presents the tale of a PR executive who experiences a wake-up call when a mysterious woman challenges her to face reality and rearrange her priorities. Read full book review >

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SILVER RAIN by Lois Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Once past the unappealing cover, readers will find an absorbing and perceptive story. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Elsie doesn't know what's worse: living in the garage with your mom, grandmother and uncle behind the house that used to be home or having your father abandon you. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL HEART by Brenda Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Provocative in the best sense: it gets the reader mad enough to care."
Strangely gratifying narratives never quite gel and yet stand ably and intriguingly on their own six feet: love story, natural-history lesson, mysticism, direct-action radical politics, xenotransplantation, and redemption. Read full book review >