Search Results: "Oliver Pearl"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Birgitta Sif
Kirkus Star
by Birgitta Sif, illustrated by Birgitta Sif
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A lovely gift—aglow with warmth and welcome—for those who feel, or have ever felt, different. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful tale about a boy who is different and his discovery of a kindred spirit, gracefully written to celebrate dreamers and readers—and those who need not change to find friends. Read full book review >

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OLIVER by Christopher Franceschelli
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The back of the book proclaims that what happens in this story is '[b]ecause miracles happen.' Children may not be so sure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picture-book minimalism is taken to an almost unnatural extreme with this avant-garde presentation of a very familiar concept. Read full book review >

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OLIVER by Judith Rossell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Next time your child asks to shove a banana down the drain, go for it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Oliver goes down the drain, literally… maybe. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 25, 2012

"A readable, witty exercise in modernist urban erotica."
A police raid on the office of a San Francisco dentist sets in motion an erotic novel that offers plenty of laughing gas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEARL by Deirdre Riordan Hall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A character-driven book for readers who like their fare on the intense side. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-18)"
The daughter of a drug-addicted rock star tries to change her life when her uncle sends her to an exclusive prep school. Read full book review >

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PEARL by Jo Knowles
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 19, 2011

"Knowles' fine ear for dialogue and her sensitive, nuanced portrayal of ordinary people's mishandling of complex situations allow her to play with soap-opera conventions without being crushed under their clichéd weight. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A touching family melodrama about the corrosive nature of secrets and the cleansing power of honesty. Read full book review >

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PEARL by Mary Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Elegant prose, thought-provoking plot, mammoth themes—and sometimes slow-going."
An overly intense, multilayered tale about three characters facing a life-and-death situation, a state of affairs brought into being by religion, class, social consciousness, and political activism. Read full book review >

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APRIL & OLIVER by Tess Callahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2009

"A portentous surfeit of sensitivity and smoldering overwhelms Callahan's genuine gifts of language and storytelling."
In a first novel suffused with grief and longing, childhood soul mates reconnect in the aftermath of a death. Read full book review >

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PEARL JAM TWENTY by Pearl Jam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fun, photo-filled day-in-the-life chronicle of one of America's hardest-working rock bands."
Grunge monsters Pearl Jam compile 20 years' worth of firsthand remembrances, photos and tour-related ephemera in this oversized career-encapsulating scrapbook. Read full book review >

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EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"As a portrait of the emerging adolescent, it engages, even if it gives the effects of the kidnapping on its victim short shrift. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl loses her best friend when he's kidnapped by his father at 7 and must cope when he returns 10 years later. Read full book review >

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ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A stunning book about Alice and Oliver, yes, but also about the way illness shatters us all."
A literary novel about cancer and the way a husband and wife try to survive. Read full book review >

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ALTHEA AND OLIVER by Cristina Moracho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"Mesmerizing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This ain't no fairy tale: This raw coming-of-age novel captures the listless wanderings of teens at loose ends. Read full book review >