Search Results: "Tanya Chernov"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A contemplative, profoundly moving meditation on life, love and death."
In her debut, Los Angeles Review poetry and translations editor Chernov probes her grief over losing a much-loved father and the inability of contemporary society to accept profound emotion. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE KITTENS by Tanya Linch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Linch (My Duck, 2000, etc.) gives this oddly-written, deceptively simple folk ditty a playful tone with illustrations featuring a trio of chunky, earth-colored felines sporting comically ingenuous expressions and brightly colored, striped or polka-dotted, paw gear. Read full book review >

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MY DUCK by Tanya Linch
by Tanya Linch, illustrated by Tanya Linch
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A humorous and inspiring exploration of the art of writing that encourages readers to give their imaginations free reign. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl's struggle with the creative process is the focus of this zany tale. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This grim, enlightening tale is most likely to appeal to those who seek out disaster stories or have an interest in American history. (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
During the Civil War, with many men serving in both armies, young women, and even girls, joined the work force, finding employment in armories. Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON CUPBOARD by Tanya Byron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A lucid and compassionate memoir."
A British mental health practitioner and media personality's absorbing account of the years she spent as a clinical psychologist-in-training. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDSMITH’S DAUGHTER by Tanya Landman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"However, the plot hardly compels, and there is nothing evocative of reality, making this a failure of fiction as well as of history. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Readers meander through Itacate's childhood in Tenochtitlán observing omens that foretell the arrival of the Spaniards. Read full book review >

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HELL AND HIGH WATER by Tanya Landman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"So riveting that the pages seem to turn of their own accord. (Fiction. 13-adult)"
Murder and mystery abound in this engrossing and atmospheric tale set in 18th-century England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, Melich's history is thorough and her rage well substantiated at every turn."
A lucid and passionate insider's indictment of the Republican party's misogynist political strategies and, even more valuable, an explanation of how they evolved. Read full book review >

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TILLIE PIERCE by Tanya Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Tillie's words bring the sights, sounds and smells of a civilian and teenager experiencing war straight to today's readers in a way a retrospective account cannot. (source notes, suggestions for further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An insightful perspective on one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War seen through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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WHO LIVES HERE? by Tanya Roitman
ANIMALS
Released: May 18, 2007

"There's not much 'here' here, but recent board-book graduates should be pleased, briefly. (Picture book. 2-3)"
Printed on six house-shaped, nested sheets of card stock that successively increase in size, this extremely simple tale likely has more to offer toddlers who mainly groove on turning pages than those who want a fully realized story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"Though replete with engaging vignettes, Erzen's work is too narrowly focused and unrevealing."
Erzen (Religion and Gender Studies/Univ. of Puget Sound; Fanpire: The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love It, 2012, etc.) examines the rise of ministries in some of America's largest prison systems, critiquing their motives and effectiveness. Read full book review >