Search Results: "Michelle Berg"


BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU SEEN BUNNY? by Smriti Prasadam
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A fine choice for lift-the-flap fans, but touch-and-feel enthusiasts should try other offerings. (Board book. 1-3)"
A lift-the-flap and touch-and-feel peekaboo experience for little ones. Read full book review >

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DIG IN! by April Jones Prince
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Stick with Dig In!, which young readers will enjoy sinking their teeth into. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Mice, with construction-worker garb and gear, build and enjoy a full-size pizza. Read full book review >

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MEOW RUFF by Joyce Sidman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2006

"While mediating between the poems and the pictures they form presents a challenge to the reader, the playfulness and originality of concept make this a welcome offering. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A fat brown puppy escapes from his house as a round white kitten is abandoned by its owners. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF PLEASURES by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"Unhappiness, in Berg's world, isn't an option."
The prolific Berg (The Art of Mending, 2004, etc.) champions middle-aged craziness in an impossibly sunny soap opera. Read full book review >

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RUN, BROTHER, RUN by David Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Engrossing family history and an appealingly salacious tale, related in a bemused tone that does not hide the social ugliness and personal heartbreak underneath."
Gritty memoir with unusual connections to the criminal underworld, the legal world and Hollywood. Read full book review >

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THE PULL OF THE MOON by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"An uninspiring concoction."
Berg's fourth novel in four years (Range of Motion, 1995, etc.) alternates mawkish diary entries with chilly letters home by a woman who's run away to ``find herself'' after 30 or so years of marriage, in a tale that seems better suited to the 1970s than the 1990s. Read full book review >

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FORCED TO FLEE by Erika Berg
Released: March 1, 2015

"An illuminating work of children's hardship and self-expression."
Debut author Berg edits a collection of art from young Myanmar refugees. Read full book review >

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DREAM WHEN YOU’RE FEELING BLUE by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"An overwrought and monotonous depiction of life in Middle America during WWII."
A Chicago trio maintains long-distance romances with their WWII soldiers. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL MIRROR by Carol Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A compelling and altogether admirable work."
The second installment in Berg's quasi-Renaissance fantasy trilogy, following the well-received The Spirit Lens (2010), with many of the characters carrying over from the previous volume. Read full book review >

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THE DAEMON PRISM by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Nonetheless, enthralling and not to be missed."
Final installment of Berg's character-driven sword-and-sorcery trilogy (The Soul Mirror, 2011, etc.), again with all of the main characters reappearing—even the dead ones. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY LIFE by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2002

"Readable and comfortably undemanding. Fans will enjoy."
Oprah's Book Clubber Berg (Open House, 2000, etc.) offers 15 stories deftly detailing those defining moments in ordinary women's lives when fresh insights help explain their discontents. Read full book review >

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HOME SAFE by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Neither insipid nor mawkish but definitely phoned-in."
Widow discovers an $850,000 crack in her nest egg in Berg's latest (The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >