Search Results: "Rita Leganski"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A fine novel about love, loss, revenge and forgiveness that also touches on themes of race and class discrimination."
A magically evocative novel set in New Orleans in the 1920s-1950s with a large cast of fascinating characters, each of whom harbors a secret. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

NOT WHAT I EXPECTED by Rita Eichenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"Clinical distancing undercuts Eichenstein's otherwise compassionate advice for parents of atypical children."
As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Eichenstein tries to answer all of the questions parents ask when their children are diagnosed with dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, OCD and other brain differences that affect learning and development. Read full book review >

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Dance with Me, Papa by Rita Reinecker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2014

"Absorbing with a tinge of sadness."
Reinecker's debut volume, set primarily in postwar Germany, is her personal exploration of the consequences of growing up in a dysfunctional family headed by an absentee father and ruled by an unaffectionate mother. Read full book review >

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NIGHT FLYING by Rita Murphy
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

The Hansen women have a secret: generations of them have had the power to fly. Read full book review >