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 >

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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 >

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FLY, LITTLE BIRD by Tina Burke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pre-readers and readers alike will enjoy this visual treat that tickles the funny bone while providing a tender reflection on friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In her debut, Burke offers readers the essence of picture book: a nearly wordless work for which she relies on her expressive watercolors to tell the tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF LINE by Tina Grimberg
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Nonetheless, this memoir offers a rare, often vivid portrait of a world now extinct. (Fiction. 11+)"
What was it like to grow up in the Soviet Union? Read full book review >

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THE ABC’S OF KISSING BOYS by Tina Ferraro
FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"This is familiar territory for anyone who's seen Mean Girls, but Ferraro's protagonist is resilient enough to withstand and prevail over her tormentors. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When Parker fails to make the varsity soccer team, she finds herself on precarious footing with Chrissandra, her best friend and the bitchy queen bee of the junior class. Read full book review >

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CALL NO MAN MASTER by Tina Juarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"A heavy-handed, poorly plotted debut."
Sub-par historical romance about a royalist turned revolutionary during the Mexican revolution. Read full book review >

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DEEPER THAN THE GRAVE by Tina Whittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Tai's fourth (Blood, Ash and Bone, 2013, etc.) connects murders past and present—not to mention the mystery and the hot-sheets romance—with gratifying conviction."
An ill wind scatters exactly the wrong bones over Tai Randolph's suburban Atlanta neighborhood. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE by Tina Packer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Prefaced by a lively account of Shakespeare's career, theater, and big themes, these frank, witty, sad, melodramatic, heartrending versions effectively capture the originals' timeless art—and heart. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Featuring inviting design, near-transparent prose, and an all-star cast of illustrators, this collection of retold Shakespearean stories should become a front runner in a decidedly crowded field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"An intelligent examination of a complex issue, a useful corrective to the euphoria of the West in the wake of its ostensible victory in the Cold War."
MacArthur Foundation grant recipient Rosenberg follows her acclaimed study of Latin America's transition to democracy, Children of Cain (1991), with a similar look at Eastern Europe, specifically, the former Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RECKONING AND RUIN by Tina Whittle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Readers new to Tai's adventures (Deeper than the Grave, 2014, etc.) may be put off by all the back story. Those enamored of her will enjoy the way it drives the plot, which is most likely to appeal to those with a strong investment in the heroine."
Headstrong and determined, a woman trying to leave her past behind is forced back to her Savannah home to confront her biggest adversaries: her family. Read full book review >

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IRONSKIN by Tina Connolly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An intriguing and ambitious fantasy tale."
Connolly, in her debut, delivers a supernatural spin on Jane Eyre set in a gothic, alternate version of the Victorian era, in the aftermath of a war with powerful, forest-dwelling beings called the fey. Read full book review >