Search Results: "Olive Senior"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY SUIT by Olive Senior
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"So happy, it'll give readers and listeners the urge to visit (with or without their clothes). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who needs swimming trunks? Read full book review >

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ANNA CARRIES WATER by Olive Senior
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"When water easily comes out of a faucet, young readers rarely think about the difficult chore of carrying water, but they will empathize with Anna's desire to reach an important milestone. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Anna, the youngest in a large family, desperately wants to carry her coffee can of water on her head. Read full book review >

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SENIOR MOMENTS by Willard Spiegelman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Spiegelman's preference for masters of 'cool clarity, sharpened perception, and a transparent style' is revealed in his own writing, which is lucid and propulsive, opening portals to heightened enjoyment of the time we have."
A wide-ranging collection of essays reflecting the septuagenarian author's rejection of the more hysterical predictions of cultural doom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"All in all, good advice for making the most of the rest of one's life."
Advice for newly single seniors from someone who's been there. Read full book review >

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OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2008

"A perfectly balanced portrait of the human condition, encompassing plenty of anger, cruelty and loss without ever losing sight of the equally powerful presences of tenderness, shared pursuits and lifelong loyalty."
The abrasive, vulnerable title character sometimes stands center stage, sometimes plays a supporting role in these 13 sharply observed dramas of small-town life from Strout (Abide with Me, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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ELVIS & OLIVE by Stephanie Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Watson has penned a satisfying friendship story with drama and humor in fine balance. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Unconventional Annie, Natalie's new neighbor, is quite different from Natalie's polite private-school friends and her untidy house a contrast to Natalie's ordered one. Read full book review >

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Senior Online Dating by Martin Dorenbush
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2013

"This delightful book is less of a how-to guide and more of an entertaining, inspirational memoir about finding love and happiness after loss."
An instructional guide coupled with a humorous memoir that discusses the benefits and perils of online dating for older adults. Read full book review >

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The Olive Picker by Kathryn Brettell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2015

"A refreshing autobiography from a spirited woman."
A woman searches for happiness despite lifelong, life-threatening abuse in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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OLIVE AND SNOWFLAKE by Tammie Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A nice choice to help dogs—and children—learn how to behave. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is there obedience school for children? Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED OLIVE SOUFFLê? by Margaret Benoit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Despite the ages of the players (all adults, some middle-aged) and simplistic plotting, there is plenty to involve readers who like their mysteries fairly straightforward and refreshingly gore-free. (Fiction. 11-13)"
As this entry in the Crime Files series opens, homicide detective Angel Cardoni (who seems to be in her mid-20s) is driving through a blizzard with her faithful dog, Miro. Read full book review >