Search Results: "Annie Crawley"


BOOK REVIEW

PLASTIC, AHOY! by Patricia Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A sobering introduction and solid demonstration of science research in action. (source notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Student researchers spend three weeks on a small ship investigating plastic residue and its effect on ocean water and marine life in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Read full book review >

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THE WRITING LIFE by Annie Dillard
Released: Sept. 13, 1989

"This, plus her undeniable authority when discussing the miseries and joys that attend the world of pen and ink, makes this slim volume, if not a triumph, at least worth the read."
From the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Teaching a Stone to Talk, etc., a mosaic of essays on writers and writing, shimmering here and there with a lovely phrase, a bit of sage advice, but often done in by overwrought imagery and overheated views. Read full book review >

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CAT POEMS by Dave Crawley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"I was a boy.' (Poetry. 6-9)"
"My cat can't read, can't read a word. / (To think he could would be absurd.) / Yet every time I read a book, / he scrambles up to take a look." Read full book review >

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Steep Turn by David B. Crawley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A courageous and meticulous doctor follows his dreams, saving a few lives and flying more than a few passengers to their destinations on the way."
A physician slowly departs the breakneck life of a surgeon for the thrills of a career in the air in this memoir. Read full book review >

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THE ORANGE TREES OF VERSAILLES by Annie Pietri
FICTION
Released: May 11, 2004

"An unusual, romantic, slim historical fiction for sophisticated girl readers. (lengthy author's note) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
When 14-year-old Marion enters the service of the Marquise de Montespan, Louis XIV's mistress, her ability to recognize scents and blend them into superb perfumes becomes instrumental in a plot to kill the Queen. Read full book review >

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NOTHING by Annie Barrows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Anyone who suspects their life is the most boring ever? Check out this book. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Charlotte and Frankie are typical high school sophomores struggling to be interesting in a land of boring. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2007

"Lackluster."
A debut offering tedious recollections of childhood. Read full book review >

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EXTERIORS by Annie Ernaux
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1996

"Our age's angsts distilled to a wrenching clarity by a writer who knows how to look—and what to look for. (Author tour)"
French novelist/memoirist Ernaux (A Frozen Woman, 1995, etc.) turns conversations overheard and people and places observed into a disturbingly effective documentary record of modern life. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD by Annie Dillard
Released: Sept. 23, 1987

Dillard's headlong immersion into the mysteries of the natural world—from bedrocks to the heavens, and flora and fauna (from amoebas to us)—places this childhood memoir of life with a companionable family in Pittsburgh's elite enclave in the 50's and 60's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2010

"An earnest, reasoned contribution to the national conversation on sustainability."
Environmental activist Leonard debuts with a critical examination of the effects of human consumption on the global environment. Read full book review >

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HOLY THE FIRM by Annie Dillard
Released: Sept. 21, 1977

"A difficult, restless rumination—remarkably, in these days of liturgical placebos, God obsessed and disdaining easy comfort."
Dillard, author of a sustained spiritual exploration in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, takes on Job's question in this densely packed meditation, which whirs with images of dying moths and angel wings, and centers on the accidental burning away of a young child's face. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE SHEPHERD by Annie Dalton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Surprisingly entertaining in spite of the predictable plot, Dalton's adult mystery debut is filled with amusing characters, each with her or his own imperfections."
A reclusive young dog owner is forced out of her shell when she finds a body in the woods. Read full book review >