Search Results: "Amber McRee Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

CIRCA NOW by Amber McRee Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Just a tinge of fantasy pervades this captivating tale of grief and acceptance and of the power of imagination. (Magical realism. 10-14)"
Circa, 11, and her father have nearly always engaged in a clever game they call Shopt. Read full book review >

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SWAY by Amber McRee Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"A linguistically playful heart-wrencher about healing, love, forgiveness and the power of believing in something good, whether it's old soap or your own family. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Cass can't wait for her mother to return from a four-month-long disaster rescue trip, but when she finally does, it's a bitter disappointment. Read full book review >

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TURNER by Franny Moyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Moyle writes that young Turner was 'an instinctive and tireless networker, massively self-motivated, undeterrable in his determination.' This excellent biography shows the benefits, and the pitfalls, of such single-minded obsession."
He was the finest landscape painter of his time, and he knew it. This new biography explains why. Read full book review >

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TED TURNER by Jeremy Byman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 2, 1998

"A list of Time-Warner's holdings is an odd addition to the backmatter. (b&w photos, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
This superficial biography has been pasted together mostly from magazine articles, and—lacking vigor and immediacy—it shows. Read full book review >

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J.M.W. TURNER by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"A short biography, but one no less satisfying for the wide-ranging erudition Ackroyd brings to the task."
An acutely limned miniature of J.M.W. Turner (1775-51), whose watercolors, engravings and spectacular oils mark him as England's greatest painter of air, earth and water. Read full book review >

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J.M.W. TURNER by Robert Kenner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The text of this book is well-supported by many excellent full-color reproductions of Turner's work, but not of his contemporaries (conspicuously absent is John Constable, who's mentioned often) or the Impressionists. (index) (Biography. 8-13)"
In the First Impressions series, a biography of Turner, whose revolutionary painting style preceded the artists he most influenced, Monet and other Impressionists, by almost a hundred years. Read full book review >

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AMBER WAITING by Nan Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"This is just the sort of episode that children should insist on sharing with similarly dilatory caregivers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Gregory (Wild Girl and Gran, not reviewed, etc.) sends an oblique but pointed message to parents: Amber enjoys everything about Kindergarten except having to wait to be picked up. Read full book review >

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AMBER HOUSE by Kelly Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Richly woven, with depth and swift plotting that will leave readers clamoring for the sequels. (Horror/romance. 13 & up)"
A deliciously creepy beginning to a projected trilogy. Read full book review >

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AMBER BEACH by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Much livelier than Winter Fire, and perhaps the beginning of a series."
A well-made, completely predictable and unchallenging second hardcover from Lowell (Winter Fire, 1996)—a romance that offers all the sexual tension, adventure, and squishy clichÇs that fans of the genre could possibly want. Read full book review >