Search Results: "Randy Susan Meyers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTERS by Randy Susan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Eminently readable, despite some clunky phrasing and an excess of psychology, with affecting moments and insights."
Meyers' empathetic, socially conscious debut considers the burdens carried and eventually shed by two sisters, survivors of domestic violence. Read full book review >

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THE COMFORT OF LIES by Randy Susan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Meyers' women resonate as strong, complicated and conflicted, and the writing flows effortlessly in this sweet yet sassy novel about love, women and motherhood."
Meyers follows up her successful debut novel with this tale of three women and the little girl who ties them all together. Read full book review >

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ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE by Randy Susan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Beautifully written, poignant and thought-provoking, this novel refuses to succumb to stereotypical reader expectations, making it even more memorable."
Meyers puts a Boston family overwhelmed by a tragic accident under the literary microscope. Read full book review >

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THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET by Randy Susan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"An engrossing emotional journey."
Meyers explores the troubled relationship between a couple during the husband's rise to riches and subsequent disgrace in a novel that mirrors the story of jailed financier Bernard Madoff and his broken family. Read full book review >

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ROCK-A-BYE ROOM by Susan Meyers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though it sometimes threatens to veer too close to saccharine, the pairing of words and text in this book instead makes it a real, if not rocking, bedtime treat. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As gentle a rocking rock-a-bye as anyone's likely to find this side of the moon. Read full book review >

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EVERYWHERE BABIES by Susan Meyers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The text and pictures make beautiful music together, and like babies themselves, this composition is irresistible. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Meyers and Frazee play a happy, well-tuned concerto on every reader's genetically preprogrammed heartstrings with this long parade of babies: swaddled, sleepy, bright-eyed, screaming with joy and/or rage, being fed, nuzzled, carried, and generally loved by a parental cadre that, unobtrusively, will raise no diversity issues. Read full book review >

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DUSTY LOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Susan Lowell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"And though the story's momentum is somewhat on the clunky side, the comedy keeps the wheels turning, as do Cecil's pictures of goofy bears in cowboy boots and kerchiefs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lowell and Cecil (Little Red Cowboy Hat, 1997) return to cowboy twists on nursery tales when they take Goldilocks and plunk her down in Montana in this spry retelling of a classic. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED COWBOY HAT by Susan Lowell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A merry success, this Wild West fairy tale makes other versions look limp by comparison. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``Once upon a ranch'' is how Lowell begins her enjoyable twist on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, starring a brave heroine who needs no lesson in self-reliance. Read full book review >

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KITTENS! KITTENS! KITTENS! by Susan Meyers
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp2005 that's sure to delight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Felines frolic in verse and pictures. Read full book review >

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BEAR IN THE AIR by Susan Meyers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Overall, the direct plot, retro styling and satisfying end may remind adult readers of the days when picture books were a quieter pleasure—like a glass of cold lemonade in the summer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
To a "House That Jack Built" rhythm and style, a teddy bear has a great adventure when a baby drops it out of his carriage and it falls, hidden, beneath the wheels of a lemonade stand at the beach. Read full book review >

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INSECT ZOO by Susan Meyers
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The San Francisco Insect Zoo is home to thousands of insects and related arthropods (including arachnids, crustaceans, millipedes, and centipedes), displayed here in appealing color photos showing complete and incomplete metamorphosis—mating, hatching, forming of pupas, and emerging as adults. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"Perfect for daily reading aloud in history class, this useful resource will be a hit with teachers and students alike. (introduction, acknowledgments, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This fourth entry in the team's series tells 20 stories of young people who made history. Read full book review >