Search Results: "Tie Ning"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BATHING WOMEN by Tie Ning
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Readers most likely to appreciate this book, the author's first to be translated into English, are those with an interest in feminist issues, as well as Chinese culture, politics and history."
While not a generic "romance" novel, this book focuses on the vicissitudes of romantic relationships. Read full book review >

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BINDS THAT TIE by Kate Moretti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A gripping, psychologically nuanced thriller set along the fault lines of a marriage."
A married couple covers up a murder, kicking off an engaging, literary suspense novel. Read full book review >

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EVERY LAST TIE by David Kaczynski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2016

"Powerfully provocative reading."
A mental health and anti-death penalty activist's deeply felt personal account of his brother, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Read full book review >

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A BLACK TIE AFFAIR by Elizabeth Elwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2008

"Well-crafted stories which will delight mystery fans."
A lighthearted mystery collection whose main character is an opera singer and inadvertent sleuth. Read full book review >

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TIE-FAST COUNTRY by Robert Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Prose throughout smelling of tallow and coal oil. Flynn (Living with Hyenas, 1995) deserves a prize."
Life on a Texas ranch, portrayed by Flynn with hard-earned western wit and matchless skill. Read full book review >

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THE TIE MAN'S MIRACLE by Steven Schnur
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"1430) creates pale watercolor portraits, in the style of Barry Moser's earliest work, skillfully capturing the elderly man's posture and the Hoffman's suburban home. (Picture book. 5+)"
Subtitled ``A Chanukah Tale,'' the story of a bent little man who comes to the Hoffman residence on the last night of the holiday to sell ties. Read full book review >

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STRAITJACKET AND TIE by Eugene Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Stein does write well and movingly about family matters; his strength is in quiet realism rather than comic routines."
The problems of a gay man coming out are exacerbated by his brother's schizophrenia—in a half on-key first novel from TV comedy-writer Stein. Read full book review >

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BOW-TIE PASTA by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Entertaining and spirited, though there's nothing subtle about this wily collection of puzzler poems. (further reading) (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
Master punster Cleary and illustrator Rowland again join forces (Something Sure Smells Around Here, 2015, etc.) to explore a light poetic form.Read full book review >

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MR. TANEN’S TIE TROUBLE by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Fans of Mr. Tanen's first tale (Mr. Tanen's Ties, 1999) will not be disappointed at this welcome return. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Lynnhurst School Principal Mr. Tanen is happy to be the first one back from winter break. Read full book review >

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MR. BOW TIE by Karen Barbour
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"(Picture book. 4-8)*justify no*"
Two kids tell how their dad's gift of a meal to the homeless man who sleeps outside their neighborhood store leads first to an informal exchange of his help (sweeping the sidewalk, etc.) for more food and eventually to his going happily away with his parents, contacted through ``a big office.'' Barbour (who illustrated Adoff's Flamboyan, 1988) is a gifted artist whose vibrant colors and comfortably rounded forms are not especially appropriate to the topic; and while the kindness and respect shown towards this troubled veteran (whose name proves to be ``Elliot Lyman Bristow'') are laudable, the conclusion is unrealistic: jacket copy reveals that ``the real Mr. Bow Tie remains on the streets.'' Well-intentioned but simplistic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Tie that Binds by Kelly Leigh Halsch
ROMANCE
Released: May 1, 2014

"A charming novel about grace and the power of family."
A feel-good Christian romance about love and redemption. Read full book review >