Search Results: "Ann Miner"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An engaging book that illustrates how meaningful ordinariness can be."
In her debut nonfiction collection, Miner weaves together short stories about her life and the inspirational nature of the everyday. Read full book review >

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AFTER EDEN by Valerie Miner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Miner does much better with her evocation of place than with her characterizations, which are shallow."
In her eighth novel, Miner (Range of Light, 1998, etc.) celebrates friendship among a group of lesbians in rural California. Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD'S SONG by Julia Miner
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

The King James version of David's best-loved psalm, in a handsome large-sized setting with full-bleed paintings rendered in pastels. Read full book review >

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FLOODWATERS AND FLAMES by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Ample black-and-white photos, document reproductions, and maps as well as fine aftermatter make this a good addition to historical collections anywhere. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
The story of the great flood of 1913, forgotten by many, from the residents of the city it hit hardest. Read full book review >

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RANGE OF LIGHT by Valerie Miner
Released: April 1, 1998

"Miner's obvious feminist agenda (A Walking Fire, 1994, etc.) adds unwelcome weight to an already overly portentous tale."
The High Sierras upstage the protagonists in this tale of a friendship renewed when two women take to the mountains for a week of hiking and camping. Read full book review >

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A WALKING FIRE by Valerie Miner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"In its best moments, this tale of love, trust, and betrayal reaches beyond political ideals."
In her seventh book of fiction Miner (Trespassing, 1989, etc.) continues her exploration of socially conscious women from the 1960s to the present day. Read full book review >

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ICK! YUCK! EEW! by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Riveting as well as enlightening, this is built on a largely sturdy historical base. (endnotes, annotated reading and website lists, places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Huey, an archaeologist, explains just why time travel is not for the weak of stomach. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE PAST by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Though limited in its Western-world perspective, this is an engaging, possibly revelatory look at childhoods of the past and the work of archaeologists. (photos, glossary, bibliography, further information) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Children of the present have more in common than they may think with those who lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN BONES by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A fascinating, informative insider's look at how science is used to reconstruct the past. (diagrams, photos, glossary, source notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The discovery of a skull by construction workers begins an archaeological mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"Solid research and easy-to-follow advice about how to recognize 'the essential role of mothers in the lives of their children and mak[e] it easier for women to be there when it matters most.'"
Why it is so critical to be present in your child's early life. Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIRD AND BEAR by Ann James
by Ann James, illustrated by Ann James
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Ultimately, Bird and Bear are charming characters to look at, but their story needs more…story. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A slice-of-life story describes the friendship enjoyed by the eponymous Bird and Bear. Read full book review >