Search Results: "Michelle Lovric"


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THE MOURNING EMPORIUM by Michelle Lovric
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"This steampunk-ish tome—rife with Victorian bilge water and colossal squid gore—will best serve those who enjoyed the first. (author's note; 'What's Real and What's Made Up?') (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After thwarting the supernaturally malevolent Bajamonte Tiepolo's plan for Venice's annihilation in The Undrowned Child (2011), Teodora and her friend Lorenzo again find themselves, and the city, targets of destruction. Read full book review >

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THE FLOATING BOOK by Michelle Lovric
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Maddeningly over the top and self-important, but as seductive as Venice."
A mix of fact and fiction juxtaposes the brief life of Roman poet Catullus with the sensation caused by the first printed edition of his highly charged poetry in 15th-centuryVenice. Read full book review >

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THE REMEDY by Michelle Lovric
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2005

"Despite the merciless plot twists, Lovric's real fascination is with the cities she describes in loving if endless detail."
Lovric's second historical novel (The Floating Book, 2004) travels between London and Venice to follow a Venetian actress's unconventional romance with a British entrepreneur/criminal in the late 1700s. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE AND SPLENDID HISTORY OF THE HARRISTOWN SISTERS by Michelle Lovric
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A dazzling, sometimes-lurid yet always lively adventure, indeed."
The Seven Swiney Sisters of Harristown, Ireland, thrillingly rise from starvation to stardom.   Read full book review >

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THE UNDROWNED CHILD by Michelle Lovric
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A teeming, action-packed fantasy liberally laced with Venetian history, for strong readers of both sexes; a sequel awaits. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Teodora, a bookish girl with a complex destiny, joins with Renzo, a Venetian boy, to battle the city's impending destruction. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE CARTLIDGE'S BOOK OF WORDS by Michelle Cartlidge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The only surprises here are disappointing. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
In this standard word book from Cartlidge (A Mouses's Diary, 1982, etc.), a family of mice are followed through some typical events: getting dressed, going to school, shopping, attending a birthday party for Brother Mouse. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Though the writing is clever and there are plenty of amusing incidents included, life lessons and existential truths overwhelm everything, suggesting that the audience for this uneasy amalgam of whimsy and wisdom will be small. (Fiction. 8-10)"
An imaginary friend who yearns to be real learns about life along with the children who conjure him up in a variety of guises. Read full book review >

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THE TALENT SHOW by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"An author's note detailing more strategies for overcoming stage fright follows the text. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
Jackson Magnet School is having a talent show and Howardina Geraldina Paulina Maxina Gardenia Smith is determined to be the star. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An attractive title for display or reading, this should have a wide audience. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An alphabet of dolls from many countries and time periods displays each with a handsome full-page photograph accompanied by a brief description. Read full book review >