Search Results: "Sydney Lea"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"While his uncompromising views are—and are intended to be—provocative, the author's love of nature and his tender evocation of a way of life that is dying out have appeal."
Now nearing his 70th birthday, Vermont poet laureate Lea (A Hundred Himalayas: Essays on Life and Literature, 2012, etc.) meditates on the role of people and place in his life and pays tribute to the many woodsmen (and women) who were his guides and mentors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE IN MIND by Sydney Lea
Released: June 14, 1989

Following two books of poetry, Lea's first novel is a leisurely, evocative study of time, place, and a friendship between two men, set mainly in a remote village in Maine. Read full book review >

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WILD THINGS
by Julie Danielson

Because children possess an inner wildness, children’s literature is full of wild creatures of all sorts and stripes. Two brand-new picture books on shelves, all about wildness, serve as the yin and yang of one another – one story about a tame creature finding wildness; another about a wild creature seeking security.

Michelle Cuevas’s Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow, illustrated by ...


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AS RIGHT AS RAIN
by Julie Danielson

This week, I read two brand-new picture books I really like, both from authors and illustrators overseas (Wales, England, and Australia) – Bob Graham’s Home in the Rain and Nicola Davies’ King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin. “It rained and rained and rained,” begins one. “Didn’t it rain!” begins the other. A steady rain even hit ...


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BOOK REVIEW

REALITIES by Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2006

"Like the better aspects of living theater, the author has turned the everyday into something deep and achingly soulful."
Three female friends experience sea changes of tsunami proportions in this novel of love's strange ways. Read full book review >

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THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE by Sydney Padua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A prodigious feat of historically based fantasy that engages on a number of levels."
An audaciously imagined alternate history of the invention of the computer—in 19th-century Victorian England. Read full book review >

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WINTERING WELL by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A treasure waiting to be found. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A tragic accident leaves Will without a leg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS ON THE COAST OF MAINE by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The redecorated haunted house muffles the raw anxieties of its Gothic predecessors, as the older family scandals resonate more strongly than present-day conflicts."
Children heard, and heard of, but not seen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREAD AND GONE by Lea Wait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"It's a big jump from needlework to homicide, but Wait combines a plausible plot with the same rockbound coastal atmosphere as in Shadows on a Maine Christmas (2014)."
Historic embroidery is a motive for murder in a small Maine town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A mountain of raw material out of which a useful book could have been shaped."
In her debut, Studs Terkel protÇgÇe Lewis fumbles an attempt to create a portrait of Chicago's Cook County Hospital by recording the voices of its staff and a few patients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS AT THE SPRING SHOW by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"An excellent primer on how to organize an antique show, but a damp squib in the mystery department."
Suburban New Jersey is usually such a peaceful place. So why is Maggie Summer getting threatening calls and letters? Read full book review >