Search Results: "Patrice Gendelman"


BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 2, 2013

"A surprisingly diverse collection of dating tidbits cloaked with anonymity."
This nonfiction book of collected online dating messages shows a spectrum of personalities, from charming to alarming. Read full book review >

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THE VISITOR by Patrice Aggs
Released: March 1, 1999

"Readers may come away with the feeling that the kittens were soothed this time, but that the next time their fears will be just as out of control. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This exploration of the fear of the new and different—the strange, as in "stranger"—is so heavily tilted to the gathering worries of the young protagonists that the ultimate meeting with the object of their concern is supremely anticlimactic. Read full book review >

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DON'T YOU TRUST ME? by Patrice Kindl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A chilling reminder that sociopaths aren't always coldblooded serial killers; sometimes they're the girl next door. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Fifteen-year-old "white-bread-white" Morgan is one of the "cold people": she lacks a conscience; love and fear don't apply to her; she's indestructible; and she never does anything for anyone unless there's something in it for her. Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY DOUGHNUTS by Patrice Adcroft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"That's about as deep as this book gets."
Former Omni editor-in-chief Adcroft drew on her own experiences in her father's Scranton, Pennsylvania, doughnut shop to concoct this fiction debut: 13 unambitious, loosely connected tales of the sugarcoated disaffected. Read full book review >

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A SCHOOL FOR BRIDES by Patrice Kindl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"This airy soufflé of a tale, garnished with quirky charm, is an unmitigated delight from start to finish. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Several years after the events of Keeping the Castle (2012), the Winthrop Hopkins Female Academy has opened in the rainy hamlet of Lesser Hoo. The school's mission: to ready eight young ladies, ages 12 to 19, for the marriage market. Read full book review >

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OWL IN LOVE by Patrice Kindl
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The tidying up at the end is a little overneat and abbreviated; otherwise, an unusually strong and original first novel. (Fiction. 10+)"
Owl, 14, is charmingly offbeat; she hangs out at night in a tree near the home of her one love—science teacher Mr. Lindstrom. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"A colorful keepsake album about angels all around us."
An illustrated guidebook to supernatural beings in what the author calls "Hidden Realms." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"May appeal to patient students and scholars."
Blistering examination of American nationalism's dark side. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 2004

"Extensive comments, biographies, and reading lists from each poet round out this first-choice anthology for today's teens. (Nonfiction. 12 )"
The editor of engaging poetry anthologies for young adults, Vecchione has produced an accessible, stimulating, and timely collection. Read full book review >

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Released: June 14, 2012

"While the happy ending comes as no surprise, the path to it is funny as well as satisfying, with many nods to Jane Austen along the way. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A romp of a Regency romance told through the discerning voice of a witty teenage beauty whose family needs her to marry for money. Read full book review >

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FAITH AND DOUBT by Patrice Vecchione
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2007

For her intelligent anthology, Vecchione has chosen poems—the longest of them barely three pages and most only one page—that address questions of faith and its mirror shadow, doubt, in the broadest possible manner. Read full book review >