Search Results: "Anne Emery"


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BLOOD ON A SAINT by Anne Emery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Emery (Cecilian Vespers, 2009, etc.) skillfully blends homicide with wit, music, theology, quirky characters and a Nova Scotian atmosphere."
A blues-singing lawyer, an opera-loving priest and a loudmouthed talk-show host rock Halifax in this offbeat whodunit. Read full book review >

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OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2014

"Lord successfully adapts classic elements of adult romance novels into a love story gentle enough for younger readers. (Romance. 12-18)"
Reagan joins her best friend Delilah's summer concert tour to escape some poor decisions and break some bad habits, finding romance and complication instead. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

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How I beat Satan...and the I.R.S. by Mark Emery
Released: June 2, 2015

"A short series of daredevil tricks and stunts to fight the IRS; use at your own risk."
Emery (One Freeman's War, 2015) explains his struggles with—and victories against—the Internal Revenue Service.Read full book review >

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THE START OF ME AND YOU by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 31, 2015

"A sweet story about forging an identity beyond tragedy. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Life doesn't have to be defined by death, but try telling that to sympathetic strangers. Read full book review >

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THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sweet story that trips on its own eagerness to tug at the heartstrings. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Lucy learns that her mother's cancer has reoccurred, she reacts with anger that affects her relationship with her parents, her boyfriend, and God. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"A first-rate and clear exposition of a complex and bizarre episode that traumatized America and tested the vitality of its political system. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 35,000; authour tour)"
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, Emery (consultant for a Discovery Channel tie-in and former London Times executive editor) provides some new details in engagingly retelling the ``compelling story of botched government.'' It may seem that the Watergate scandal should be well- documented by now, but many of the facts are still unclear, and the accounts of the principals often conflict. Read full book review >

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ONE FREEMAN'S WAR by Mark Emery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"Unpersuasive political fiction."
Emery's debut novel describes one man's resistance toward the American government. Read full book review >

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KODOKU by William Emery
by William Emery, illustrated by Hanae Rivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"It leaves readers the freedom not only to appreciate the scope of his achievement, but to ponder the courage required to undertake all such private journeys. (Picture book. 8-10)"
A poetically written and illustrated recreation of the voyage of Kenichi Horie, the first (recorded) sailor to cross the Pacific solo. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

Watakame loves to work. Read full book review >

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What Remains of the Fair SimWHAT REMAINS OF THE FAIR SIMONETTAonetta by Laura T Emery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A strange yet touching account of a Renaissance-era love affair."
In this sequel, Emery (Disposition of Remains, 2013) offers a historical novel about a modern woman who suddenly finds herself in 15th-century Florence—as someone else. Read full book review >

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REINDEER by Emery Bernhard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"A glossary adds to the usefulness of this fine book on a fascinating cold-weather creature. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Collaborators on three other nature titles (Eagles, p. 392, etc.; The Girl Who Wanted to Hunt, see above), husband-and-wife team Emery and Durga Bernhard have joined again to create Reindeer, a factual account of the habits and lives of these marvelous horned animals. Read full book review >