Search Results: "Anne Matthews"


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PATTERNS by Anne Matthews
illustrated by Anne Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"A companion volume, Happy Faces (0-525-45542-6), is also available. (Board book. Birth+)"
Patterns ($3.99; May 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-45541-8): This six panel, fold-out board book sports vibrant black-and-white patterns on one side—lines, circles, triangles, zigzags, starbursts—and more complex, colored patterns on the reverse (only four panels here, as the book's covers eat up two of them)—hearts, diamonds, curves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A mishmash of the flip and the deeply troubling that leaves the reader wondering what exactly the author's point is."
Preservation contributing editor Matthews (Where the Buffalo Roam, 1992, etc.) takes a look at the return of wild flora and fauna to New York City and New Jersey. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM by Anne Matthews
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Eminently readable as a study of personalities and regional differences, and as a popular account of a provocative proposal that may herald a sea change in American land-planning. (Four photographs; one map.)"
A colorful and lively look at the controversy surrounding the plan of a New Jersey academic couple to return vast sections of the American Great Plains to their original prairie state. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 1997

"Her touch is informed but light—the result is less journalism than infotainment."
A whimsical, informal account of American university life as it now stands. Read full book review >

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THE CAVE by Anne McLean Matthews
Released: Feb. 5, 1997

"Nail-biting twists that challenge your jaw muscles."
A first novel that features familiar figures and situations but analyzes them with intense psychological understanding and moments of real literary flair. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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JOHN RILEY’S DAUGHTER by Kezi Matthews
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2000

"Matthews's strength is that she creates no villains, but sees all her characters, even the most deeply flawed, with a compassionate eye. (Fiction. 12-14)"
It's 1973, and Memphis Riley, who's just turned 13, has had an explosive fight with her aunt Clover, a 29-year-old woman whom a childhood bout with meningitis left "broken inside her head." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Valuable reporting on a profoundly important question."
Peace in the Middle East is one of the world's great desiderata, and the Bush administration professes to want it. Why, then, asks former Baltimore Sun correspondent Matthews, is the prospect for peace so dim? Read full book review >

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The Conveyance by Brian Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2016

"An unsettling tale that downplays its sci-fi elements to great effect."
In Matthews' (Revelation, 2015, etc.) sci-fi-tinged thriller, a string of bizarre events leads a psychologist to an alarming secret that he may not live long enough to expose.Read full book review >

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JACK KENNEDY by Chris Matthews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Matthews' admiration and gratitude for JFK trump his disapprobation."
Hardball host Matthews (Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success, 2007, etc.) blends tributes and chastisement in this highly personal account of John F. Kennedy's career.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2011

"Eat your heart out, James Bond."
A rapid-fire biography about the improbable life of humanitarian Stefan Templeton, a "bad guy gone good because he'd never really been that good at being bad." Read full book review >