Search Results: "Toni Teevin"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT TO DO? WHAT TO DO? by Toni Teevin
ANIMALS
Released: June 12, 2006

"Ever so clever and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lonely old lady bakes bread to feed the birds and ends up with more than she bargained for in this amusing modern folktale. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OWL by Toni Yuly
by Toni Yuly, illustrated by Toni Yuly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"This charming exploration of sound words will stand up to repeat bedtime reads for young preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Yuly's latest, a companion to her debut, Early Bird (2014), introduces a young owl who's listening for his mommy's return.Read full book review >

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CAT NAP by Toni Yuly
by Toni Yuly, illustrated by Toni Yuly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Delightful pre-nap read-aloud fare. (Picture book. 1-3)"
When Cat agrees to play hide-and-seek with Kitten, he underestimates his relentless opponent. Read full book review >

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ADDITION by Toni Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A smartly written comedy that cheekily suggests recovery may not be for everyone."
A witty heroine with a crippling case of obsessive-compulsive disorder is at the center of this gemlike debut—think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time thrown into the world of chick-lit. Read full book review >

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MAYBE IN MISSOULA by Toni Volk
Released: May 20, 1994

"Disappointing."
An ambitious second novel from the author of Montana Women (1991) and winner of a James Michener Fellowship. Read full book review >

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Writings in the Sand by Toni Treworgy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"This modern tale about hard work and faith surmounting all hurdles should inspire readers who believe in the 'persistence and prayer' that the author advocates to overcome setbacks."
A Florida innkeeper recounts her rebound from a difficult childhood in New Jersey to success as an adult in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2004

"Younger children will need adults to help with interpretation. (timeline, photo notes) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Morrison attempts to tell the story of Southern school integration through archival photographs oddly juxtaposed with a confusing narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MERCY by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2008

"Better seen as a lengthy prose poem than a novel, this allusive, elusive little gem adds its own shadowy luster to the Nobel laureate's shimmering body of work."
Abandonment, betrayal and loss are the somber themes of this latest exploration of America's morally compromised history from Morrison (Love, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR ELVIS by Toni Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Rueful, quirky writing: in essence, middle-aged chick-lit."
Eleven linked stories develop a character from an award-winning first collection. Read full book review >

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THE DAIQUIRI GIRLS by Toni Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Men leaving, women drinking, and repetitive plots leave the collection, although well written, also redundant and limited in impact."
Heartache, loneliness, and abundant booze (hence the title) shape the lives of the four San Franciscan women in this debut collection, winner of the AWP Award for Short Fiction. Read full book review >