Search Results: "Wendy Lustbader"


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WENDY by Karen Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This tale's not stellar as a stand-alone, but deftly exposes the incestuous darkness that underlies Barrie's original. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What was Wendy Darling's life like before the coming of Peter Pan? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Much-needed wisdom about aging."
In a society where growing older elicits "over the hill" birthday cards, eminent psychotherapist and geriatric expert Lustbader (Univ. of Washington; What's Worth Knowing, 2004 etc.) unveils the pleasures of aging. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW WENDY by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though the cast's adults are negligent or completely clueless, Stoehr gives her young narrator a saving sense of irony, and displays a keen appreciation for love's ambiguities and complexities. (Fiction. 14+)"
A Long Island teenager develops a crush on her boyfriend's twin sister in this steamy tale of emergent sexuality from the author of Wannabe (1997). Read full book review >

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THE WENDY PROJECT by Melissa Jane Osborne
Released: July 18, 2017

"An ethereal and haunting exploration of grief and death. (Graphic fiction. 12-adult)"
In this heart-wrenching graphic novel, a teen girl responsible for her younger brother's death must decide to accept the harsh reality or lose herself in escapist denial. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Perceptive and empathetic, but also gently unsparing—a superbly nuanced portrait."
From veteran nonfiction author Salamon (Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids, 2008, etc.), the authorized biography of the playwright who brought the dreams and disappointments of her generation of women to the American stage. Read full book review >

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WINDY WENDY AND THE SNORING ZZZzzz by Francis Pena
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"Two intriguing stories that make sense individually but don't quite work when combined into one book."
Peña and Peña, in their debut, introduce readers to Windy Wendy in two children's stories—one a creation myth of the alphabet, the other a suspense tale. Read full book review >

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APPROACHING THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Victoria Lustbader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Lustbader's refusal to allow Jody any happiness whatsoever will prove a disappointment to many readers."
Lustbader's angst-ridden novel revolves around a young man with a burning need to resolve his child-abuse-riddled past. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Victoria Lustbader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"The hidden homosexuality proves an affecting premise, and the historical detail is well situated."
The former editor, and wife of blockbuster author Eric Van Lustbader, tries her hand at fiction with a sprawling, character-packed, emotionally spiraling historical saga joining the fates of two families in post-WWI New York. Read full book review >

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ART KILLS by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"There's not even enough excitement to generate a really big yawn."
This patchy, illogical, curiously unmelodramatic novella sits art forgery expert Tess Chase down at a cafe across from the Empire State Museum of Art just as Howard Lenz leaves the building to become a hit-and-run victim, and a thin man with an El Greco face scoops up his briefcase and takes off. Read full book review >

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THE VEIL OF A THOUSAND TEARS by Eric Van Lustbader
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"World-building that should attract a new universe of fans."
Volume two of The Pearl, a fantasy saga begun with The Ring of Five Dragons (2001). Read full book review >

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THE KAISHO by Eric Van Lustbader
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Superior hokum."
Lustbader—Master of the Orient!—returns stronger than ever with the fourth of the Nicholas Linnear novels (The Ninja, 1980; The Miko, 1984; and White Ninja, 1990), with a fifth promised. Read full book review >

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FATHER NIGHT by Eric Van Lustbader
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Fans will appreciate this installment. Lustbader newbies should start with the first in the series."
Readers unfamiliar with Lustbader's (Blood Trust, 2011, etc.) Jack McClure action series might want to keep a pencil handy when diving into this book. Read full book review >