Search Results: "Tina Fey"


BOOK REVIEW

BOSSYPANTS by Tina Fey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Highly recommended, even for those who have already read the excerpts in the New Yorker. Fey is one of the funniest people working today."
One of the world's cleverest comedy writers debuts with a frequently hilarious memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINA MODOTTI by Pino Cacucci
Released: March 23, 1999

"A life of mystery, passion, dedication, and talent that begs, 'Tell us more.' (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Here's a blockbuster romance waiting to be filmed: Beautiful, gifted Italian immigrant turns Soviet spy and is loved by Edward Weston, befriended by Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo, and, after her mysterious death, mourned by Pablo Neruda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINA MODOTTI by Margaret Hooks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1993

"A bit marred by unleavened prose, but a thorough account in words and photographs of an exceptional woman whose tragic life was nevertheless one of uncommon achievement. (125 b&w photographs)"
Hooks (a Mexico-based journalist) offers a well-researched, deeply sympathetic, and superbly illustrated biography of the passionate Tina Modotti (1896-1942), whose love of Communism, photography, and men made her a legend in her own time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINA AND THE PENGUIN by Heather Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Funny bits demonstrate the text; don't miss the penguin in the refrigerator or the room full of penguin feathers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A penguin stages a breakout from the zoo, aided and abetted by young Tina, in this toast to good intentions, no matter they go astray. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEARCHING FOR TINA TURNER by Jacqueline E.  Luckett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2010

"The fact that the characters happen to be African-American adds nothing to this standard woman's empowerment romance."
Wealthy California matron in midlife crisis uses the veteran entertainer as her role model in Luckett's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Blood of the Fey by Alessa Ellefson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 2013

"A creative, well-crafted narrative filled with colorful characters, a conflicted heroine and a multifaceted plot."
The first of an intended trilogy inspired by Arthurian legend, this ambitious, imaginative debut novel intertwines fallen angels, dark magic, modern-day threats and teenage angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A graceful and absorbing look at a familiar villain. (Fairy tale/fantasy. 9-12)"
Despite its misleading cover image of Sleeping Beauty, this is quite a nice back story as to how and why that last fairy was late to her christening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Wifey by Fey Ugokwe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2013

"A powerfully written exploration of the rites of power."
Ugokwe's debut novella adds a mystical touch to the story of a destructive, dysfunctional marriage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Dark and emotionally wrenching, this novel isn't for those looking for a restful night's sleep, but readers who crave edgy murder mysteries will be enthralled."
Mysticism and dark perversions take over 1897 Paris in this complex murder-mystery romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN by Tina Kügler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Again! Again! (Picture book/early reader. 4-7)"
Three funny stories about two fast friends. Read full book review >