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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WILD THINGS
by Julie Danielson

Because children possess an inner wildness, children’s literature is full of wild creatures of all sorts and stripes. Two brand-new picture books on shelves, all about wildness, serve as the yin and yang of one another – one story about a tame creature finding wildness; another about a wild creature seeking security.

Michelle Cuevas’s Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow, illustrated by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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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ROSIE AND ROLLAND IN THE LEGENDARY SHOW-AND-TELL by Jon Berg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"A bewildering mishmash of unintegrated elements, long as well as incoherent. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A child in search of something special to bring to class finds it in a jungle temple—then loses it to a rival. Read full book review >

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SAY WHEN by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Contrived and sentimental, though Berg (True to Form, 2002, etc.) writes neatly packed and fluid prose."
Breaking up is hard to do, and breaking up with Santa almost impossible. Read full book review >

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BREATH AND BONE by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Though the plot twists are sometimes obvious, the narrative crackles with intensity against a vivid backdrop of real depth and conviction, with characters to match. Altogether superior."
Second part of a fantasy duology, following Flesh and Spirit (2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHAT WE KEEP by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"An easy read, but intellectually and emotionally lite-fare, despite the suggestions of profundity ('I now believe we owe our mothers and our daughters the truth'). (Book-of-the- Month selection; author tour)"
The prolific Berg's fifth novel (Joy School, 1997, etc.) pays an unremarkable visit to that overworked territory where mothers and daughters visit to blame and explain, this time in the story of a daughter on her way to meet the mother she hasn—t seen for 35 years. Read full book review >

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DURABLE GOODS by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"More from Berg will definitely be welcome."
A bittersweet slip of a debut novel about an Army brat named Katie, skating toward adolescence on a base in Texas in the early Sixties. Read full book review >