Search Results: "Barbara Mullen"


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UNSAFE HARBOR by Barbara Mullen
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A disturbingly believable account of a marriage gone bad."
Mullen's novel tells the disturbing account of a woman trapped in an abusive marriage. Read full book review >

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COLORS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST by Amy Mullen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Local readers may love this, but others will probably want to give it a miss. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
In this board book, Mullen (The Colors of Ancient Egypt, 2016) brings readers the vibrant colors of the vegetation and wildlife common to the Pacific Northwest: flowers, birds, animals, a fish, and a mushroom. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"Merits a spot on the top step of the podium. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Tension builds along with skills as two American swimmers prepare for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING MEN by Thomas Mullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This volume, together with its predecessor, suggests strongly that Mullen is working on an epic of mid-20th-century American transformation. If so, the growth of his three protagonists promises to be both fascinating and painful to watch."
This knotty, multilayered thriller set near the cusp of the civil rights movement illustrates how crime and punishment in racially segregated Atlanta could be far more complex than relatively simple matters of black and white. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TOWN ON EARTH by Thomas Mullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Mullen's debut gets mileage out of the gruesome epidemic and contains some interesting historical nuggets, but it fails to mesh its grim subject matter with convincing individual narratives."
A progressive community buckles under a double whammy: the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic and the hatreds stirred by American participation in WWI. Read full book review >

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COMPLICATED GRIEF by Laura Mullen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Lyrical and tricky: for serious readers."
In a memoir/essay collection, poet Mullen (Director, Creative Writing/Louisiana State Univ.; Enduring Freedom, 2012, etc.) explores emotional secrets and rupture.Read full book review >

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WINE AND WORK by T. Mullen
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A fine, maverick company of winemakers hold court about the thing they love best: communing with the world of the grape."
From a global cast of winemakers come intimate, revealing comments about their art, which swing between invigorating to mellow. Read full book review >

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THE REVISIONISTS by Thomas Mullen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2011

"Mullen's novel has attracted, magnet-like, all the clichés of the genre."
Mullen (The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, 2010, etc.) ventures into espionage for his creaky, overly ambitious third novel. Read full book review >

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TAGGED by Diane C. Mullen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"A solid, interesting novel. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A 14-year-old graffiti artist spends a summer away from his inner-city home. Read full book review >

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WE ARE STILL TORNADOES by Michael Kun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though there's tantalizing potential romance, the novel is mostly a love story to best friends everywhere. Smart, charming, and delightful. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
An exchange of letters (hey, it's 1982!) between two longtime best friends strengthens their relationship. Read full book review >