Search Results: "Paulette Livers"


BOOK REVIEW

CEMENTVILLE by Paulette Livers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"An earnest and sober portrait of the homefront, filled a bit past capacity."
The arrival of dead soldiers from Vietnam in 1969 upturns and rewires the lives in a small Kentucky town. Read full book review >

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS by Paulette Roeske
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2002

"Roeske's stories, at first glance, seem filled with emotional cripples, but when all is done, his people don't seem a whole lot different from the rest of us."
Prize-winning poet Roeske's first collection consists of six stories (five published previously) and a novella about relationships and the way conflagrations in the past can scorch the present. Read full book review >

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Unleashing Intentions by Paulette Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2014

"A wonderful beginning that whets the reader's appetite but breaks off a little too soon."
A millennium from now, a shy, insecure data security analyst enters a highly realistic simulation hoping to safely explore romance—but a computer virus threatens her virtual world. Read full book review >

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VIRGIL & OWEN by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A story so simple it appears to only skim the surface, but it just might be what territorial toddlers need to hear. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bow tie-resplendent penguin finds a fluffy polar bear and declares he is going to keep him. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT LULU by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Good for sharing with any member of the Teddy-bear set suffering an attack of night anxieties, this is guaranteed to generate giggles, guffaws, and, at last, a drowsy 'good night.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
In huge, simple, Boynton-like barnyard scenes, a mother hen fiercely promises to drag off any bear, tiger, or alligator that might come into the barn where her little Lulu's bedded down. Read full book review >

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MOMMA’S MAGICAL PURSE by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Purple plastic purses make fine fashion statements, but young readers will agree that a bag like Momma's is far more useful in the clutch—so to speak. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Taking a cue from Mary Poppins, Rachael's Momma sports a hefty handbag that's plainly larger inside than out. Read full book review >

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SPIKE by Paulette Bogan
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1998

"Amiable illustrations with strong lines and an expressive Spike pick up on all his ineptitudes and add mightily to the fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bogan's first picture book features a dog attempting to ditch his canine inclinations before discovering that being a dog is actually what he does best. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An eloquent self-examination without self-pity that helps resolve the now-common struggles of 30-plus women who face not only infertility but the conflict between society's expectations and personal fulfillment."
This low-key exploration of belatedly (age 40) wanting and not being able to conceive a baby is uncommonly sensitive and revealing. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Paulette Jiles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"If feisty Jeanine could find a vehicle with more horsepower, her return would be most welcome."
Girl grows up in the Depression-era Texas dustbowl in an evocative but ultimately lackluster second novel from Jiles (Enemy Women, 2001). Read full book review >

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POLICE OFFICERS by Paulette Bourgeois
Released: April 1, 1999

"The book closes with a smart set of safety tips, making this not just for children interested in police work, but for adults who want to keep children alert and cautious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Police Officers ($12.95; Apr.; 32 pp.; 1-55074-502-6): The duties of police officers are outlined in this entry in the In My Neighborhood series. Read full book review >

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CHARITY by Paulette Callen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Despite a few excessively lyrical flourishes, an unusually satisfying tale, combining an engrossing mystery, a lovingly etched portrait of a community, and an appreciation for the moral resilience of strong women."
Poet Callen's first novel, set at the turn of the century, tells of the love and friendship between two women—a story that, for all its up-to-date politics, is really an old-fashioned celebration of its title virtue. Read full book review >

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LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND by Paulette Jiles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Jiles writes beautifully but paces the novel glacially."
A quest novel set in the future, when America has become a vast megalopolis divided into "Gerrymanders" and water is a scarce resource in a new "Drought Age." Read full book review >