Search Results: "Sydney Blair"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY ANIMAL FARM by Karen Blair
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Here's hoping these youngsters step out for another adventure very soon. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A gaggle of tots meets various baby animals at the farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST RUNNER by Blair Richmond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Thoroughly entertaining. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Vegan vampires, Shakespearean actors, food-co-op aficionados and serious runners face off against old-school bloodsuckers and rapacious, forest-devouring builders in this follow-up to Out of Breath (2011) set in—where else?—Lithia (Ashland in disguise), Ore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLASSES FLOOD by Blair Lent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Attractive and offbeat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A note explains that, though there really was once a flood when a molasses tank exploded (with tragic consequences not mentioned here), Lent bases his fantastical tale on a story his mother told him as a boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PAPA LIKE EVERYONE ELSE by Sydney Taylor
Released: Oct. 30, 1966

"Good butter and eggs, not enough yeast."
For immigrants to America, the sadness of farewell preceded the joy of arrival and before the Lower East Side came the village in Eastern Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEEPING IT HOT by Sydney Landon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A romance that starts sweet but quickly sours because of an unpleasant hero."
A friends-to-lovers contemporary romance set in sunny and steamy Pensacola, Florida. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

``A TOTALLY ALIEN LIFE-FORM'' by Sydney Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Despite arresting or moving moments, this oral history would have benefitted by having a sharper focus, with fewer subjects and less of the consequent repetition. ($35,000 ad/promo)"
An oral history of teens based on 60 interviews presenting a cross-section of the American cultural, economic, racial, and social spectrum. Read full book review >

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SPY ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD by Sydney Wignall
NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 1997

"But Wignall's story is a fascinating time capsule, with some top-notch adventure writing, and his convictions about Communist Chinese intentions were later borne out by that nation's invasion of India. (maps; 16 pages photos, not seen)"
In a veddy, veddy British memoir steeped in the rhetoric of the early Cold War, a mountaineer on the first Welsh-Himalayan expedition in 1955 is captured for spying on the Communist Chinese occupiers of Tibet. Read full book review >

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WHO'S THAT GIRL by Blair Thornburgh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"A light, funny romance that offers few surprises but a fair degree of satisfaction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A teen is unwittingly vaulted into the limelight by her old crush when his band hits the charts with a song that he seems to have written about her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER FOR THE PROSECUTION by Blair Hoffman
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

Moments before she's scheduled to argue a case before the California Supreme Court, Rachel Brandwyn—surrounded by fellow appellate attorneys who ``couldn't possibly have shot Rachel''—is killed by a revolver tagged as evidence in another murder case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEMPTATION by Cynthia Blair
Released: May 3, 1993

"Sitcom-like in its predictability and easy solutions, but funny and lively as well—especially regarding the difficulties of modern family and romantic relationships."
A first hardcover from an author of some 30 YA and adult titles: an amusing if predictable fairy tale/romantic comedy that follows the perilous journey of a wisecracking New York woman of the 90's as she struggles with black magic and her own ineffectual wishful thinking to make her dreams—and those of her sisters—come true. Read full book review >