Search Results: "True Kelley"


BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL LUNCH by True Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"It's hard to say whether this will turn readers on or off school lunches, but worth a laugh nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A marvelously cute and clever look at school lunches features Harriet, the school cook who is tired out from trying to please all the kids, so she takes a vacation. Read full book review >

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LOTS AND LOTS OF COINS by Margarette S. Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Fortunately, Reid devotes a whole page to the Fugio cent—Ben Franklin's penny—which is such a piece of whimsical delight, it might have kept the whole notion of money in some sensible perspective, if it had been left in circulation. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Reid's introduction to U.S. coins and coin collecting is comfy and encouraging though somewhat short on the history of our national coins, despite its talk of "a coin is a piece of history you can hold in your hand." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE by Riikka Pulkkinen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"The emotional intelligence of the prose avoids melodrama to develop authentic poignancy."
In Finnish author Pulkkinen's first novel to be translated into English, a dying woman and her family become a prism illuminating love from a variety of often-uncomfortable angles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE by Hilary Duff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Danger romance at its most digestible, ready to be gobbled and forgotten. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
If someone's your true love, just stay devoted while he slams you into the wall and crushes your best friend's hands until she passes out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE CRIMES by Kathryn Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Given the autobiographical design of the collection, it may seem churlish to attack the book for going where the author so often has gone before; yet Harrison is self-aware to the point of self-absorption and self-effacing to a fault. However, the author's intelligence shines, and these ruminations may encourage some to confront their own anxieties."
Memoirist and novelist Harrison (Creative Writing/Hunter Coll.; Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, 2014, etc.) again taps the well of her personal life for a series of essays dealing with long-standing preoccupations and compulsive navel-gazing, the result being an alternately compelling and uncomfortable reading experience.Read full book review >

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TRUE COLORS by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Blue's first-person voice is believable and her growth convincing in this satisfying family and friendship story—with a perfect cover to boot. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In the summer of 1952, 10-year-old Blue finds that her "real mama" isn't the one who abandoned her when she was 2 days old, but the strong woman who raised her on a farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE LEGEND by Mike Lupica
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A solid mix of character-driven realism and basketball action. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a didactic but well-crafted sports story, a teen basketball phenomenon learns not to take his own superstar future for granted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2006

"Tasty, feather-light entertainment."
A mildly diverting memoir by New York Times food columnist O'Neill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUE FIRES by Susan Carol McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2003

"Tangled in one too many subplots, McCarthy's second still offers a vivid portrait of mid-century corruption, and of some brave enough to risk everything for justice."
Returning to 1950s Florida (Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands, 2002), her debut territory, McCarthy explores racial tension and redemption in Klan country. Read full book review >