Search Results: "Beth E. Meyerson"


BOOK REVIEW

POPPY'S COMBINE by Beth E. Meyerson
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Books that address grief are always in need, and Meyerson's gentle words and child-centered perspective will provide comfort to young readers."
Sensitive text is paired with uneven artwork in this picture book designed to help children cope with the loss of a grandparent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2004

"Tone-deaf and uninteresting. The hieroglyphs, though, are nicely drawn."
A sadly missed opportunity: a tepid account of code-breaking that might have made a fine, lean tale of scholarly detection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A timely, cogent work that should be required reading for policymakers."
A call for an Army-led volunteer corps to revitalize rural and small-town America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2009

"Meyerson makes a valiant case for this strange, compelling character in a breezy gambol through the annals of Egyptology."
A sprightly look at the grand era of tomb plundering. Read full book review >

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ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"A useful study of the Founders's noble minds and fallible ideas."
Cogent, accessible survey of the drafting of The Federalist, spotlighting the lessons these early essays still hold for today's interpreters of the Constitution. Read full book review >

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ONE THING STOLEN by Beth Kephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Disturbing, sometimes unsettling and ultimately offering a sliver of hope, this effort rivetingly captures the destructive effects of mental and physical illness on a likable, sweet-natured teen. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Something very bad is happening to 17-year-old Nadia. Read full book review >

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SMALL DAMAGES by Beth Kephart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2012

"Lovely and unusual—at once epic and intimate. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A young woman is forced into unexpected territory when she is packed off to a vividly imagined, shimmering Spanish countryside in order to conceal an unexpected pregnancy. Read full book review >

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SHELTER by Beth Cooley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Readers will find a moving glimpse into a different kind of life, with the more frightening aspects downplayed. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Lucy's family has been in a downward economic and emotional spiral since the death of her father several months earlier. Read full book review >

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BUT COME YE BACK by Beth Lordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"There's nothing flashy here, but each image, moment, and word counts and builds as the characters' lives overlap—overlap in connections the more powerful for their subtlety."
Life is an accumulation of told and, more importantly, untold stories in a quietly remarkable linked collection (a second from Lordan: And Both Shall Row, 1998) about a couple who retire to Ireland. Read full book review >

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FATAL DESCENT by Beth Groundwater
Released: June 8, 2013

"Figuring out which river is in which state is just the beginning of readers' frustration, as Groundwater squanders her opportunities for complex interactions among interesting characters, focusing instead on how her heroine's virtue shines imperishably through."
A late-season rafting trip spells trouble for a river ranger doubling as an adventure tour guide. Read full book review >