Search Results: "Betty Huffman"


BOOK REVIEW

BERRY MAGIC by Teri Sloat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Despite obtrusively inserted pronunciations for Yu'pik words in the text, young readers will be captivated by the action, and by Anana's infectious delight. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Sloat collaborates with Huffman, a Yu'pik storyteller, to infuse a traditional "origins" tale with the joy of creating. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Thought-provoking and expertly told—and a most promising debut."
A superior historical and journalistic investigation, tracing the lives and legacies of freed slaves in America and Africa. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A first-rate biographical portrait that also deserves accolades for its insights into the minds of adventure-seeking photographers."
A biography of war correspondent Tim Hetherington (1970-2011), who died during a firefight in Libya while documenting the revolution there. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"A short but moving history that effectively captures both the disaster and the soldiers' ordeal."
The little-known story of a deadly steamship explosion at the end of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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JOHN PRINE by Eddie Huffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2015

"It's difficult for Huffman to establish much stylistic continuity when he relies so heavily on quotes from other journalists, but the unlikely success of the reluctant performer makes for fascinating reading."
A guide to the troubadour's career lacks access to the artist himself but benefits from a subject who is as intriguing as his songs. Read full book review >

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THAT’LL DO, MOSS by Betty Levin
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"The leisurely pace notwithstanding, dog lovers and fans of the series will find much to enjoy here. (Fiction. 8-12)"
For animal lovers or shepherds, this third in Levin's dog series (Look Back Moss, 1998; Away to Me Moss, 1994) continues her slice-of-life-on-the-farm saga. Read full book review >

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OUT OF ORDER by Betty Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Clever cover, real-life kids, humor and inventive plot detail make this a first-rate read, guaranteed to spur games of RSP. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a family doubles in number, it's like shuffling a deck of cards to see who comes out on top. Read full book review >

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SMOKESCREEN by Betty Rowlands
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Domestic lives as dull as their work make this peek at the men and women of the CID quite a slog."
DC Sukey Reynolds (Alpha, Beta, Gamma…Dead, 2007, etc.) investigates the death of a bestselling romance novelist on her isolated country estate. Read full book review >

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EXHAUSTIVE ENQUIRIES by Betty Rowlands
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 22, 1994

"By and large, though, it's all as soothing as a nice game of Clue."
Another unabashedly retro adventure for Agatha Christie- wannabe Melissa Craig (Over the Edge, 1993, etc.), who agrees to write a mystery farce for the Stowbridge Players to perform at Heyshill Manor, the hotel recently acquired by blowhard millionaire Richard Mitchell. Read full book review >

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NANCY AND PLUM by Betty MacDonald
Released: Sept. 10, 1952

"Betty MacDonald has a gift of story telling and a gift of laughter- and both combine here in a story that reveals the philosophical phases of children's thinking."
A third juvenile by the author of The Egg and I but a story far afield from her Mrs. Pigglewiggle tales. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"Solid and astute, with the kind of information that women can use to forge workplace opportunity without guilt."
A carefully researched report on why working mothers can shed their angst and who is laying the guilt trip on them. Read full book review >

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OFF STAGE by Betty Comden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Despite some glib patches, surprisingly sincere and moving. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
As literate and witty as a Comden-and-Green lyric, the noted Broadway and Hollywood wordsmith's memoir concentrates on her non- working life, with a few nods to famous friends thrown in as a bonus. Read full book review >