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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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Which Way Did She Go? by Beth Perkovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2015

"A boomtown fairy-tale romance perfect for a light vacation read."
Historical fiction about a young woman who runs from Philadelphia to the Wild West in the 1890s. Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL SIN by Beth McMullen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Sally's slapdash, offhand delivery is fun even though the exposition is laborious and the payoff too long delayed—perhaps anticipating the second planned Sally Sin Adventure."
In McMullen's debut, a former spy tries to forget her past and lead a "normal" life as a Bay Area wife and mother—if only her past would forget her. Read full book review >