Search Results: "Ann McGovern"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LADY IN THE BOX by Ann McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"For readers who witness homelessness every day, the book answers questions, carrying the message that even for large problems, small efforts can make a difference. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ben, who appears to be about eight, describes how he and his sister bring food to a homeless woman, Dorrie, thereby bending their mother's rules about talking to strangers—or at least interpreting them widely. Read full book review >

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THE DESERT BENEATH THE SEA by Ann McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Both common and scientific names of animals are given in a pronouncing index, but there are no size references. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Author McGovern teams up with marine biologist Clark (``the shark lady'') to scuba dive in the Caribbean and record the strange, beautiful creatures that inhabit the shallow, sandy- bottomed ``desert beneath the sea.'' Despite the tedious ``You are there'' technique (``You look carefully at this desert beneath the sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"McGovern's plans call for a degree of economic generosity and a fundamentally altered political mindset that may prove more difficult to effect than the food production itself—but he deserves a hearing."
A bighearted and commonsensical approach to ending world hunger from the former US senator and one-time Presidential candidate who now serves as US representative to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. Read full book review >

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EYE CONTACT by Cammie McGovern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"Despite some flaws, a generally successful combination of compassionate domestic realism and pulse-rattling suspense."
A ten-year-old girl's murder is witnessed by her autistic schoolmate in this creepy, absorbing literary thriller. Read full book review >

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SAY WHAT YOU WILL by Cammie McGovern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Ultimately, a deeply engaging and rewarding story. (Romance. 14-17)"
Crushes, missteps and genuine loyalty on the road to deep friendship. Read full book review >

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH by Cammie McGovern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2010

"It's hard to say who's more manipulative, the narrator or her creator, but TV's Desperate Housewives would feel right at home on creepy Juniper Lane."
In this psychological mystery from McGovern (Eye Contact, 2006, etc.), a former librarian is exonerated after serving 12 years in prison for a neighbor's murder and returns to her suburban Connecticut neighborhood to find the real killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Destined to win accolades from Fox News."
Linebacker turned JAG officer McGovern delivers propaganda for the Bush administration. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by George McGovern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Compact and commanding."
The greatness and imperfections of America's 16th president, captured by a former Democratic nominee for the White House. Read full book review >

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A STEP TOWARD FALLING by Cammie McGovern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Fans of Jane Austen will appreciate this unconventional homage. (Romance. 14-18)"
McGovern explores dating, disability, activism, and impending adulthood with a bow to Jane Austen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RULES FOR 50/50 CHANCES by Kate McGovern
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"McGovern tackles uncertainty in an array of forms—illness, college, career, love—with ethnically diverse characters and occasionally memorable phrases, but through Rose's often self-centered point of view, the result is uneven. (Fiction. 14-18)"
"My mother is my crystal ball," declares 17-year-old Rose Levenson. She's right in more ways than she believes. Read full book review >