Search Results: "Sissy Spacek"


BOOK REVIEW

MY EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE by Sissy Spacek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"For die-hard movie buffs and Spacek fans only."
An average memoir from the renowned actress. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Shrill, tedious and heavy-handed—even if occasionally funny and often right on the mark."
A grumpy cri de coeur against sensitivity, political correctness, obesity and other hallowed American ideals. Read full book review >

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SISSY BUTTONS TAKES CHARGE by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Humorously executed, this clever tale has the added benefit of possibly inspiring little ones to clean up around the house. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Cecelia Beaton, better known as Sissy Buttons, is one feisty young lady. Read full book review >

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THE SISSY DUCKLING by Harvey Fierstein
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"This heartwarming tale, based on Fierstein's HBO animated special, is just ducky. (Picture book. 5-8)"
No, Elmer isn't like the other boy ducklings; they box and play baseball, he bakes cakes and puts on puppet shows. Read full book review >

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THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY LEBLANC by Loraine Despres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Adultery, incest, and fireworks aplenty in TV screenwriter Despres's debut. But no real heat."
Former sweetheart wows Louisiana housewife, circa 1956. Read full book review >

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A Walk Through Minden by Lillian (Sissy Crone) Frazer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"Firsthand recollections of communal spirit enliven a sometimes-slow text."
A family history that digs deep into an isolated Appalachian mining community. Read full book review >

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MORGUE MAMA by C.R. Corwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"That's unfortunate, because the wry handling of the irrepressible Dolly, and her takes on aging, youth in heat, and diner specials, are very appealing indeed."
An ambitious young Ohio crime reporter teams up with the wise old curmudgeon heading up the newspaper's morgue. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM'S DOLL by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: May 10, 1972

"William Pene Du Bois' pictures complement the gentle mood while softly emphasizing that William is quite a hand with the basketball too — and if you find Ms. Zolotow's tender affirmations substantial enough for girls, there's no reason to withhold them from little brother."
An attempt 'to overcome sex stereotypes in a small picture book that seems as much a lecture for rigid parents as a reassurance for nonconforming boys. Read full book review >

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THE CHOCOLATE MOOSE MOTIVE by JoAnna Carl
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The latest in Carl's long string of chocoholic mysteries (The Chocolate Cupid Killings, 2009, etc.), complete with chocolate trivia and a recipe, keeps you guessing all the way to the end."
A chance encounter in a supermarket involves a member of a Michigan chocolate-making family in murder. Read full book review >