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BOOK REVIEW

DEVOTION by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Not Smith's best work—fine for devotees but pretty thin gruel for the uninitiated."
Much-honored rock goddess and writer Smith (M Train, 2015, etc.) returns with a hurried meditation on miscellaneous deep things, including the title topic. Read full book review >

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M TRAIN by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered."
Iconic poet, writer, and artist Smith (Just Kids, 2010, etc.) articulates the pensive rhythm of her life through the stations of her travels.Read full book review >

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JUST KIDS by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"Riveting and exquisitely crafted."
Musician, poet and visual artist Smith (Trois, 2008, etc.) chronicles her intense life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe during the 1960s and '70s, when both artists came of age in downtown New York. Read full book review >

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SILHOUETTES by Paul Patti
Released: Dec. 11, 1990

Somebody is killing mob informants all over south Florida, and it's up to intuitive Lt. Read full book review >

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BONDAGE by Patti Davis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"America, America."
If you've seen the title and the author's name and you're still reading, you must want the skinny. Read full book review >

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A CAB CALLED RELIABLE by Patti Kim
Released: July 25, 1997

"In the end, though, the lack of any real catharsis or resolution renders the parts greater than the whole."
An affecting if uneven debut in which a Korean girl, newly immigrated to the US, struggles to transcend the chaos of a strange land and of a violent, overstressed family. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM WOLFIE by Patti Sherlock
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Politically correct for today. (Fiction 9-11)"
Mark, 12, wants his brother to be safe in Vietnam, so when the news comes that big dogs could save lives, he considers sending his lovable Wolfie away. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Most everyone enjoys a joke, but few appreciate being tormented. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hot and snazzy artwork carries this story of being more than just a little naughty. Read full book review >

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HUG ME by Patti Stren
by Patti Stren, illustrated by Patti Stren
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Nor is there any denying that simple act's lasting goodness, not to mention its possibilities in the quest for love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After a quarter-century hiatus, Stren has dusted off her hug-hungry porcupine, spruced him up with a new set of looks, and tendered him once more for public adoration. Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

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BOOK REVIEW

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING by Pia Shlomo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"A family book to learn with and share for those inclined to this religious lifestyle. (Picture books/religion. 4-6)"
"Hakaras Hatov," the Jewish daily ritual of thanking God for everyday life, is explicated in simplistic verse in this personalized drawing workbook. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S HE DOING NOW? by Patti Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's her inventiveness and the lively, expressive characterization of Lewis that carry the book along; readers will appreciate the boy's naive forthrightness and his mother's delicate answers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
paper 1-55209-218-6 Lewis is expecting a new sibling, and readers follow along the journey as experienced by him. Read full book review >