Search Results: "A. Elizabeth Delany"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1993

"An uplifting and delightful introduction to two splendid women of remarkable good sense and grace—and a fascinating chapter of history as well. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen) (First printing of 35,000; first serial to American Heritage)"
In a memoir that's as much a historical record as a testimony to two extraordinary women, the Delany sisters recall their remarkable lives, spanning more than a century of the African- American experience. Read full book review >

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Released: March 22, 1989

While young frog-fanciers will enjoy the colorful, often odd-looking frogs illustrated here, they may be less enthusiastic about the text, which is at times puzzling, redundant, or imprecise: "Frogs are a marvelous, amazing part of our marvelous amazing world. . ." Read full book review >

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GLIMPSES...NOW I CAN SEE by Elizabeth A. Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Several exquisitely told tales that will touch even the most hard-nosed readers."
A debut memoir by a former professor that doesn't gloss over painful moments in her life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2014

"An excellent contribution to the truth telling of the American Indian story."
A nonpolemical, engaging study of a once-thriving Indian nation of the American heartland whose origins and demise tell us much about ourselves. Read full book review >

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OVERTURNING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS by Elizabeth A. Murray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2015

"A chilling exposé. (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
So very rarely is anything perfect, but when the legal process malfunctions, the result can be the horror of unjust incarceration. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A serviceable introduction both to this CSI-related field and to the relevant human anatomy. (index, bibliography, sources for more information) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
How does science work to identify corpses of the unknown? Read full book review >

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GOING THE DISTANCE by Elizabeth A. Finley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"Wholesome but unfulfilling."
In this debutromance, a middle-aged woman and a much younger playboy gain physical and mental health on a bike ride across the U.S. Read full book review >

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UNREASONABLE DOUBT by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Delany's excellent new procedural (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) is a real page-turner, ratcheting up the tension as each secret from the past is painfully revealed."
A man cleared of murder charges returns to his British Columbia hometown to get some answers. Read full book review >

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WEATHER WITCH by Shannon Delany
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 25, 2013

"The partially defined world has potential but not enough to overcome the plot contrivances. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
The lives of an accused Witch, her would-be suitor and the man seeking to develop her alleged magic all intersect in an alternate-history fantasy. Read full book review >

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UNDER COLD STONE by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"The glorious scenery of British Columbia upstages Delany's regular cast in this plausible tale."
A chief constable's son is wanted for murder in the new procedural from Delany (A Cold White Sun, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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VALLEY OF THE LOST by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Ingratiating until three-quarters of the way through, when everything falls apart with some exceptionally silly plotting. That's unfortunate, because Delany (In the Shadow of the Glacier, 2007, etc.) has created two interesting protagonists in Molly and Winters."

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ELEMENTARY, SHE READ by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"The heroine isn't quite likable enough to support such a lengthy debut with such an extended cast of undistinguished characters. The result is more likely to appeal to small-town-sleuth fans than true Holmes aficionados."
The owner of a Massachusetts bookstore investigates the murder of a private-duty nurse. Read full book review >