Search Results: "Mick LaSalle"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"By no means a social or cultural history of the period, LaSalle nevertheless offers an engaging and often-affectionate account of the strong women who dominated the films of this pre-Code Hollywood."
An overdue tribute to the myriad of strong and independent women film stars of pre-Code Hollywood (1929-34). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Trenchant film-by-film analysis from an author clearly in love with his subject. A compelling introduction to one of Hollywood's golden eras."
Companion volume to LaSalle's Complicated Ladies (2000), about female stars of Hollywood's aesthetically rich pre-Code era. Read full book review >

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WIDOW WALK by Gerard LaSalle
Released: April 27, 2012

"An earnest, intelligent treat for fans of historical fiction."
Hardy settlers and savage Native Americans trade blows in the changing 19th-century Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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THE CITY AT THREE P.M. by Peter LaSalle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"An up-and-down collection of essays on what a fiction writer does when he isn't writing fiction."
A collection of what could be called literary travel criticism. Read full book review >

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WHAT I FOUND OUT ABOUT HER by Peter LaSalle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"LaSalle's stories are subtle, evocative, haunting—and brilliantly written."
A beautiful collection of 11 stories focusing on love, loss and—as the subtitle suggests—dreams. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"An introspective, honest account that may offer solace, if not hope, to other families coping with challenging children."
Psychologist and documentary filmmaker LaSalle frankly reveals her embarrassment and disappointment with her son and the guilt those feelings caused her. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING MASK by Peter LaSalle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"LaSalle's prose is lyrical, at times rhapsodic, and his characters memorable."
Twelve stories in a range of styles, each haunting and evocative. Read full book review >

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KIPPER'S BIRTHDAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Inkpen's clean, affectionately comical style. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Last seen in an imaginative counting book (Kipper's Toybox, 1992), the appealingly flop-eared little dog is back with a satisfying variation on the old birthday-party-confusion theme. Read full book review >

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KIPPER'S TOYBOX by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Like Walsh's Mouse Count (1991), an elegantly simple, satisfying story with a lot of opportunities for counting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kipper, a charmingly fubsy dog, is concerned: something has nibbled a hole in his toybox; and when he dumps his toys out, he can count one too many: seven. Read full book review >

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BILLY'S BEETLE by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Truly childlike and unusually entertaining. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a cleverly elaborated story with a cumulative element, Billy looks for the beetle that's escaped from his matchbox. Read full book review >

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KIPPER’S MONSTER by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Except, of course, that it's Kipper. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Inkpen's Kipper is gladsome enough that it is never a problem to have him around, and Inkpen has such a light touch he never feels intrusive, but this contribution to things that go bump in the night feels awfully timeworn. Read full book review >

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WIBBLY PIG MAKES PICTURES by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Each volume is short and sweet. (Board books. 2-4)"
Wibbly Pig is a rather lovable figure, a naked little pig with a round tummy who runs around with his big ears flopping, just about the age of his intended audience. Read full book review >