Search Results: "Sarahlee Lawrence"


BOOK REVIEW

RIVER HOUSE by Sarahlee Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"It's messy, this building of houses and relationships, but the experiences give this memoir an existential grace."
Returning home to build a house and a life proves to be a bittersweet experience for Lawrence, a farmer making her writing debut. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STAR SCOUTS by Mike Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"All scouts—and readers—must now raise their right hands and solemnly swear to read this. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
An alien abduction goes a long way toward curing Avani's new-kid blues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SACRED CITY by Damian Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2011

"Blending grand-scale storytelling with deeply provocative social and spiritual themes, Lawrence could very well be the next coming of Harry Turtledove."
The second installment of Lawrence's Guardians series—following his debut novel The Guardians of Time (2011)—is equal parts epic science-fiction, time-travel adventure, historical-fiction drama and apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE CHICK by John Lawrence
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The rhyme's not a cumulative one, but there's enough repetition to encourage even reticent young listeners to chime in. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young fans of "Old MacDonald" and similar singalongs will "Moo," "Ribbit," and "Oink" right along with this adventurous chick, who wanders away from Mother Hen to find playmates of different species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT MIGRATION by Jacob Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"A splendid and unique visual evocation of a significant historical movement. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sixty paintings (tempura on gesso; originals 12'' x 18'', some vertical, some horizontal), done in 1940-41, when this fine artist was in his early 20s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A rich vein of wisdom runs through this highly entertaining, swashbuckling series debut. (1862 map of Virginia City, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old P.K. "Pinky" Pinkerton was born with a poker face—he can't show or read emotion—but it's not until he lands in Nevada Territory's silver-mining country that he comes to terms with the hand he's dealt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESCAPE BY SEA by L.S.  Lawrence
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Although the end is abrupt, it will also give readers cause to hope for a sequel. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
The sheltered daughter of a wealthy merchant flees Roman forces and strikes out on her own in this invigorating historical adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POLTERGOOSE by Michael Lawrence
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Fans of garbage and bathroom humor, who don't mind cardboard characters and contrived situations, will be in hog heaven with this series opener—the next installment of which, Killer Underpants, is due soon. (Fiction. 9-11)"
There's a dark edge to this slapstick import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONVICTS by Iain Lawrence
FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"Brilliant writing, adventure and a likable character mired in the claustrophobic dark of a 19th-century convict ship will entrance all readers who love an old-fashioned tale well told. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
In Greek mythology, Lachesis was the Fate who measured the thread of a man's life. Read full book review >