Romance Reviews | November 15, 2005

By LJ Staff Yule Love These Adding sparkle, spice, and a dash of sizzle to the winter season, romances celebrating the holidays, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, are once again in plentiful supply. Sexy or sweet, lively or lyrical, hip or heartwarming, there is a style for every taste – and a diversity of settings […]

Science & Technology Reviews | November 15, 2005

By LJ Staff Agriculture KORDA, MARGARET & MICHAEL KORDA. Cat People. HarperCollins. Nov. 2005. c.163p. illus. ISBN 0-06-075663-2. $22.95. PETS Having deciphered the equine world in their Horse Housekeeping: How To Keep a Horse at Home and in Michael’s Horse People, the Kordas now turn their attention to cats and their passionate human devotees. Actually, […]

Science Fiction & Fantasy Reviews | November 15, 2005

By LJ Staff CROSS, JANINE. Touched by Venom. ROC: NAL. (DragonTemple Saga). Nov. 2005. c.384p. ISBN 0-451-46048-0. pap. $14. FANTASY Headstrong and independent in a society where women are silent breeders of sons and where both men and women are ruled by the whims of the dragonmasters of the Dragon Temple, Zarq Darquel angers the […]

Art Instruction Reviews | November 15, 2005

By LJ Staff All About Techniques in Dry Media. Barron’s. 2005. c.144p. ed. by Parramón’s Editorial Team. illus. index. ISBN 0-7641-5860-0. $26.99. ART INSTRUCTION Barron’s has recently been mining a lode of Spanish art instruction books originally published by Parramón Ediciones, S.A. Last year, as part of this same "All About Techniques" series, the company […]

Twelve Titles Chronicle the Legacy of C.S. Lewis | November 15, 2005

By Ron Ratliff Not long before he passed away, Irish-born writer C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963) said that he doubted anyone would read his books five years after his death. He could not have been more wrong. Some 42 years later, he is probably the most popular Christian writer in print. Lewis published a number […]

Xpress Reviews: First Look at New Books, November 8, 2005

By LJ Staff Week of November 8 Fiction Pratt, Tim. The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl. Bantam. Dec. 2005. c.416p. ISBN 0-553-38338-8. pap. $12. Fantasy College dropout Marzi (short for Marzipan) works the evening shift as a barista in a Santa Cruz, CA, coffeehouse. During the day, she draws her cow-punk/neo-Western comic book series, The Strange […]

Arts & Humanities Reviews | November 15, 2005

By LJ Staff Arts BOWLES, PAUL & OTHERS. Claudio Bravo: Paintings and Drawings (1964 – 2004). Rizzoli, dist. by Random. Nov. 2005. 454p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 0-8478-2749-6. $150. FINE ARTS Seemingly unaffected by art movements or trends, Chilean-born artist Claudio Bravo (b. 1936) has produced softly glowing, classically inspired canvases of simple objects and figures […]

Fiction Reviews | November 15, 2005

By LJ Staff BANVILLE, JOHN. The Sea. Knopf. Nov. 2005. c.208p. ISBN 0-307-26311-8. $23. F "I have carried the memory of that moment through a whole half century, as if it were the emblem of something final, precious and irretrievable," says the narrator of Banville’s Booker Prize – winning novel of a relatively trivial moment. […]

Reference Reviews | November 15, 2005

By LJ Staff The American Heritage Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Houghton. 2005. c.480p. ISBN 0-618-59260-1. $19.95. REF This dictionary focuses on phrasal verbs, specifically those that have meaning beyond the literal definitions of the words involved. Organized alphabetically, it offers clearly written, brief definitions with sample sentences. For example, eight definitions are given for "Come […]

Professional Media Reviews | November 15, 2005

By LJ Staff Music To Librarians’ Ears BRADLEY, CAROL JUNE. American Music Librarianship: A Research and Information Guide. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group. (Music Bibliographies). 2005. 382p. index. ISBN 0-415-97291-4. $95. Bradley, retired music librarian, SUNY-Buffalo, and one of our foremost writers on the subject of music libraries, offers a comprehensive bibliography of English-language sources […]