Search Results: "Roxanne Heide Pierce"


BOOK REVIEW

TIO ARMANDO by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Grifalconi's gentle watercolors group people together in intimate moments and in larger groups that convey familial bonds. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A graceful chronicle of the last year in a beloved great-uncle's life, relayed month by month in the first-person narration of a Mexican-American girl. Read full book review >

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OH, GROW UP! by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

Twenty-nine funny poems about the everyday indignities of childhood, from braces and hand-me-downs to the rigors of family and school life: ``Could anything be drearier/than the food in the school cafeteria?'' Westcott's bright, zany ink-and-watercolor illustrations and hand-lettered titles get right into the poems, sometimes encasing lines in dialogue balloons, sometimes adding an extra element to the drama, as in ``Danger: Overload,'' in which a busy mother fires a list of chores at her daughter, who then gets them hopelessly mixed up. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER by Florence Parry Heide
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Gleefully subversive. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ernest is a nice little boy, and he always listens to his mother—"Nice children always listen to their mothers"—even though it means he never, ever has a good time but rather spends his time helping his mother with all the household chores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"White bread. Consider Jane O'Connor's Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth (2012) instead. (Mystery. 7-10)"
After a long hiatus, the Spotlight Club Mysteries return with a new posthumous entry and a paperback reprint of another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROXANNE by E. N. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"An afternoon's delight for devotees of the kinky, but others might hope for more to wrap their minds around."
This erotic novel traces a woman's ascendancy to the leadership of a Balkan country, a feat accomplished and accompanied by frequent sexual escapades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Good, macabre fun. (Picture book. 9 & up)"
Well-deserved woe unto adults who do Dillweed wrong! Read full book review >

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TILLIE PIERCE by Tanya Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Tillie's words bring the sights, sounds and smells of a civilian and teenager experiencing war straight to today's readers in a way a retrospective account cannot. (source notes, suggestions for further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An insightful perspective on one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War seen through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE PIERCE by Andrew Huebner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A well-written, surprisingly straightforward account of a not-so-straightforward war."
Second outing from Huebner (American by Blood, 2000) is pitched as a fictionalized version of the author's relationship with his Gulf War veteran brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILDRED PIERCE by James M. Cain
Released: Sept. 22, 1941

"Sure sales and rentals."
The author of The Postman Always Rings Twice and Serenade turns from the shock technique of both of these to present an incisive, full length portrait of a woman in business, and her emotional dependency on her coldblooded, greedy, captious daughter — Veda. Read full book review >

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THE HALF LIFE OF MOLLY PIERCE by Katrina Leno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"Enjoyably suspenseful, even if the stakes aren't as high as they seem. (Suspense. 14-18)"
In a fast-moving thriller, a depressed teen must piece together why she keeps blacking out and losing time and why everyone around her seems to know a secret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PALM BEACH STORY by Roxanne Pulitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 1995

"Insider and real-life socialite Pulitzer dishes the dirt with customary zing—and an equally customary lack of substance."
The lives of two unlikely yet equally compelling women intertwine in Pulitzer's (Facade, 1992, etc.) latest glitzy gush, set in what has become her trademark community. Read full book review >