Search Results: "Olivia Lomenech Gill"


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WHERE MY WELLIES TAKE ME by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"'And all shall behold the seasons unfold' in this beautiful volume celebrating nature and verse in its most splendid quietude. (afterword, poetry index) (Poetry/fiction. 8-12)"
With a keen and sensitive eye, a young English girl explores the Devon countryside. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE by Deirdre Gill
Kirkus Star
by Deirdre Gill, illustrated by Deirdre Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will want to reread the simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little boy's imagination creates a beautiful, mysterious, snowy world outside his home. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 1992

"Glossary; no index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Fifty appealing mammals, illustrated in meticulous detail. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >

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SKETCHY by Olivia Samms
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Urgently paced, this teen murder mystery weaves in elements of the supernatural to draw a vivid tale of suspense. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Bea's artistic talents take on a psychic dimension when a classmate is raped and left for dead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2002

"Consider inviting Tatiana to your next dinner party—most assuredly there'll never be a dull moment."
In the guise of an advice-to-the-lovelorn column, evolutionary biologist Judson masterfully conveys astonishing facts and figures about the sex lives of many, many creatures great and small. Read full book review >

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TONE DEAF by Olivia Rivers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"The plot begs connection to Antony John's richer Five Flavors of Dumb (2010); though Ali and Jace are likable, readers interested in Deafness and rock-'n'-roll are better served by the earlier book. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An abused, totally deaf teen runs away with a rock band. Read full book review >

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FLAVOR OF THE MONTH by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 1993

"On Hollywood, Thomas Tryon is more touching, and Nathanael West more literate—but no one can touch Goldsmith for gusto."
In The First Wives Club (1992), Goldsmith was like a dog with a bone on the subject of rotten husbands; in her second novel, she's latched onto another theme that's almost as meaty: Hollywood, which she masticates with characteristic wicked glee. Read full book review >

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MARRYING MOM by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 1996

"Some laughs and refreshing senior-citizen romance, but more like the outline for a TV sitcom than a novel. (Film rights to Paramount; Literary Guild Selection; $175,000 ad/promo; TV and radio satellite tours)"
Goldsmith follows The Bestseller (p. 768) with a light, contrived romance about a Jewish mother and her three unsettled children. Read full book review >

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Released: July 26, 2014

"Pragmatic as well as inspiring road map to maximizing college ROI."
A debut advice guide by a student adviser/consultant outlining an action plan to get the most out of college. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST WIVES CLUB by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Moreover, the novel mainlines into a vein of pure bile—which can't help but produce heady effects on those millions of women who know exactly what Goldsmith's talking about. (Film rights sold to Paramount.)"
``There ought to be some kind of retribution, some way to even the score....Let's make sure they pay a price.'' These are the words of a veritable Park Avenue Medea in Goldsmith's sharp, vitriolic, funny, and exceedingly commercial debut novel—all about what happens when three abandoned society wives get mad. Read full book review >