Search Results: "Rita Emmett"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"For the perennially messy, an excellent, efficient guide-as long as it's actually used and not thrown in the corner with the rest of the household detritus."
The nation's bad habits provide Emmett with her bread and butter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA WILL by Rita Mae Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"But for the better-than-truth version, and to spend time with someone more likable than the real Brown, go back to Rubyfruit Jungle, the only-slightly-autobiographical novel that made her famous. (Author tour)"
A novelist's autobiography shows that truth is not always as much fun as fiction. Read full book review >

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KING EMMETT THE SECOND by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"Williams's contribution is minimal here, but Emmett is recognizable, just a year older. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
In Emmett's Pig (1959), Emmett received his heart's desire; ``King Emmett,'' a pig described as his but kept on a farm at some distance from his N.Y.C. home. Read full book review >

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SANTA RITA STORIES by Andrew J Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2014

"Sure to transport readers to another place and time."
A collection of short stories centering on a young boy coming of age in a small fishing community during the mid-1950s in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE SANTA RITA by Sr. Baez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Proof that not everyone who has a transformative experience should write a book."
A well-intentioned but uninspired memoir by the mother of folk singer Joan Baez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Rita's realization that being a lizard is great is carried effortlessly by all the terrific visual asides along the way. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
Bursting with life in its clever visuals and antic sense of play, an abundance of activity is on offer in this story about a fun-loving red lizard. Read full book review >

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RITA AND LOS ANGELES by Leo Romero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Reserved realism and fantasy mix nicely, but perhaps Romero will take a bigger bite and hit stronger chords with the novel form."
Seven stories about the Southwest and Los Angeles: a first collection by a poet and bookstore owner in Santa Fe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A companion volume, Rita and Whatsit at the Beach (ISBN: 978-0-8118-6551-7) provides a further look at this charmingly understated duo. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rita is a petulant little girl wearing a flowered red dress for her birthday celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONG OF RITA JOE by Rita Joe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

"One wishes that she had cried a little more in this spare memoir, in which so much goes unspoken. (photos, not seen)"
The too-modest yet moving life story of a Canadian Indian writer, a member of the Mi'kmaq tribe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS WITH RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The amusing story is simple enough for the youngest listeners, and older kids will enjoy the sly touches, as will grown-ups. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rambunctious Rita in her red dress returns for a third round with her canine companion, Whatsit (Rita and Whatsit, 2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL by Timothy B. Tyson
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Tyson skillfully demonstrates how, in our allegedly post-racial country, a 'national racial caste system' remains in place."
A scholar of Southern history and culture expands on the saga of a racially motivated 1955 murder that resonated around the globe and helped spawn the political activism of courageous blacks in Mississippi and other former slave states. Read full book review >

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A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL by Marilyn Nelson
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: April 4, 2005

"The latter two are rather unfortunate additions, as the words, purified in the crucible of the form, speak eloquently enough on their own. (Poetry. 12+)"
Only Marilyn Nelson can take one of the most hideous events of the 20th century and make of it something glorious: An intricate cycle of 15 sonnets—an Heroic Crown, in which the last sonnet is made up of the first lines of the previous 14. Read full book review >