Search Results: "Piper Laurie"


BOOK REVIEW

PIPER by John E. Keegan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

Piper Scanlon, 15, is obnoxious, homely—and shattered by her mother's sudden, violent death. Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO LIVE OUT LOUD by Piper Laurie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Warmly intimate."
In a candid memoir, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Laurie remembers her long, surprising life as a film, theater and TV star. Read full book review >

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LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIPER PERISH by Kayla Cagan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"In the interplay between adolescence and independence, a believable combination of talent, work, and luck make budding young artist Piper a character readers will remember. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Piper Perish and her two best friends have always planned to go to art school in New York together after graduation, but now that senior year is here, nothing is coming together as envisioned. Read full book review >

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PIPER REED by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Launching a new series, Piper's foray sets sail with verve, fun and spunk. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fourth-grader Piper Reed's life is a moving experience, but not the way you might think. Read full book review >

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Piper Houdini by Glenn Herdling
Released: July 3, 2016

"Somewhat overpacked but still highly entertaining."
After running away to a Coney Island "Freak Show," Houdini's niece gets drawn into an apocalyptic battle with an occultist and his evil minions in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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PIED PIPER by Nevil Shute
Released: Jan. 5, 1941

"What a picture of refugee glutted roads, of German dive bombers, of terror — and yet of the sentimental weak spot that exposes even the most hardened to the appeal of sheer goodness."
A compact, realistic story, achieving somewhat the effect Nathan strived for in his last novel, They Went on Together. Read full book review >

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THE PIPER by Lynn Hightower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2013

"Hightower takes a break from her three series characters (Fortunes of the Dead, 2003, etc.) for a stand-alone nightmare that will keep you awake till the last page and maybe even afterward."
A mother with a troubled family past flees her ruined marriage to a peripatetic manager only to realize that you can't go home again, especially if you're sharing your home with a truly malignant ghost. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PIPER by Helen Cavanagh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"A vivid setting, interesting subplots, and complex characters—especially Christie, who tells the story—add up to a gripping tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The chilling and fascinating topic of reincarnation, recently treated in Penelope Farmer's Penelope (p. 373), is at the center of this story. Read full book review >

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PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This lovely and penetratingly creepy version of the familiar tale will linger long with readers. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
This strange and unsettling tale is made all the stranger and more unsettling by Zwerger's spare, isolated figures in their pale interiors and landscapes, not to mention the rats that populate many of the versos until they are dispatched. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Brass Rat's 'lyrics' are included. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Who captivates kids more than a mesmerizing rock star? Read full book review >