Search Results: "Sylvia H. Irish"


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The Impressions / Expressions of the Lion Queen by Sylvia H. Irish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"Listen to the lioness roar."
The moving self-portrait of a young artist coming into her own, both spiritually and poetically. Read full book review >

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ARCHITECTURE + ADVOCACY by Robert Traynham Coles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A multifaceted life story that will enthrall architecture and history buffs as well as scholars."
A beautifully crafted debut memoir about an award-winning African-American architect who broke through societal barriers and helped others do the same. Read full book review >

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Love's Timeless Melody by Cindy Irish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"A predictable romance involving a British vocalist's search for love, with a few twists."
Though they're opposites in many ways, destiny pushes an aloof superstar and a free-spirited psychic together. Read full book review >

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EARTHBORN by Sylvia Waugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"The combination of advanced but conveniently arbitrary alien science, a series of encounters with a bully that muddies Nesta's character rather than clarifying it, and space-filling subplots tied to the prequel further enervate this confusing, illogical tale. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In this weak, talky sequel to Space Race (2000), a child forces her parents to make a heartbreaking choice after learning that they're aliens from another planet. Read full book review >

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FOCUS: FOUR WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS by Sylvia Wolf
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The photographs are beautifully reproduced and precisely credited, each one a masterpiece. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
In her amazing first book for young readers, Wolf tells the stories of five women photographers from Victorian times through the present. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1989

Thompson's celebration of feasts and friends is one of those gastronomic autobiographies in the tradition of her godmother, MFK Fisher (who provides a one-page introduction here), and resembling Nika Hazelton's recent Ups and Downs (1988) in its appreciative but less-than-vivid memories of the international assortment of family, friends, neighbors, hired cooks, and boarding hostesses who introduced her to the featured dishes and cuisines. Read full book review >

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APPLEBY HOUSE by Sylvia Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"For living-theater fans only."
A plain-Jane year in the life of a single woman in London, told with deadening restraint. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"Well detailed—but the astonishing adventure of HPB's life too often gets lost beneath Cranston's piousness. (Photographs—not seen.)"
One of the towering—and most controversial—figures in occult history, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-91) cofounded the Theosophical Society and profoundly influenced the spread of Eastern and (many would say) pseudo-Eastern spiritual doctrines in the West. Read full book review >

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MORALITY TALE by Sylvia Brownrigg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2008

"Slow plotting and an exhaustingly cerebral narrator muffle the impact of the author's interesting experiments with tone."
Emma Bovary wannabe ponders an alternative to her mundane domestic lifestyle in this dreamlike but grating modern fable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A book that should have wide appeal, not only to those fighting the battle of the bulge."
Americans spend more money on the war against fat than the war against terror. As Tara writes, "we are indeed a nation at war with a body part." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2011

"An inspirational story with a happy ending (hopefully permanent)."
In her debut memoir, jockey Harris tells how she beat the odds to become the "first African American woman in Chicago racing history to win a race and only the second in U.S. history. Read full book review >

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The Song That Seduced Paris by Cindy Irish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2015

"A fun, sexy escape.
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In this debut romance novel, a woman gets a new lease on life while managing four irresistible men training to become the world's next singing sensation. Read full book review >