Search Results: "Beverly Falk"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A valuable book for urban educators."
Educators Falk and Blumenreich (The Power of Questions: A Guide to Teacher and Student Research, 2005) present case studies of kindergarten and elementary school classrooms that, although located in economically stressed urban areas, have found creative and intelligent means of making education effective. Read full book review >

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JUST ONE MORE THING by Peter Falk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Like a couple of hours with Columbo, minus the genius—inessential, but still pretty good company."
Life and times of the man in the dirty raincoat. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY JENKINS
by Poornima Apte

If Beverly Jenkins had her way, her novels would have many more history nuggets than they do. But then, she says, she has to remind herself that she is writing romance, not a history book. The veteran award-winning writer of African-American historical fiction novels has dozens of books under her belt and knows it’s a fine line to walk between ...


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A SEASON OF CHANGE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As some of you know, I was in DC this past week for my father-in-law’s funeral.

I lived in the DC area for twenty years before we moved to Wisconsin 11 years ago, so my husband—who hadn’t been back in ten years (I was there for a quick trip in 2014 for a conference, but didn’t have time ...


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JANUARY ROMANCE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi romance friends!

It’s the last week of January (quite a month in every arena, at least in the Dumas home), so I thought I’d check in with my reviewer friends!

Last November you may recall I had weekly “Best of 2016” posts with PJ Ausdenmore, Scandie from Scandalicious, librarian Lynn Wall, and SOS Aloha.

I touched base with them ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HELLO TO ALL THAT by John Falk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"A remarkably warm, surprisingly moving, and timely portrait of daily life in a war zone."
A twist on the usual Prozac memoirs and war-reporter memoirs: Falk offers both of same in this absorbing account of his battle with depression and his time as a freelance foreign correspondent in Sarajevo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY OWN TWO FEET by Beverly Cleary
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 27, 1995

"In her, readers will find a character worthy of even Cleary's imagination. (Biography. 12+)"
Continuing her memoirs, begun so successfully in The Girl From Yamhill (1988), Cleary here covers the eventful years that began with her boarding a bus for junior college in California and ended with the publication of her first children's book in 1946. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZON PAPERS by Beverly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Inspired. (Fiction. 11-13)"
For Iris, 16, no sooner does the door close behind her mother and cousin Ellie, off on a 10-day cruise, than things spin out of control. Read full book review >

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TAKEN IN by Beverly Coyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Emotional, interrogatory prose—heightened by omniscient commentary—memorably captures the jagged quality of a moving depiction of flawed, decent people trying to respect one another's differences and do the right thing."
A dramatic and unusually quirky portrayal of a shattered Florida family, by the author of The Kneeling Bus (1993) and In Troubled Waters (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Allen provides a general and informative map to decoding ethnic relations and a specific and essential outline of genocidal rape."
A personally and politically authoritative inquiry into modern war crimes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2003

"Impeccable research informs a prose that sings, whirls, and delights. (10 photos, not seen)"
Lively, literate biography of the incredible Sarah Breedlove, who rose from perfect poverty to create her own hair-care business and build a mansion on the Hudson. Read full book review >

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THE LUCKIEST GIRL by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1958

"That same balance of humor and understanding, and the calmly affirmative outlook which have distinguished Beverly Cleary's many successful books for younger readers, makes this a teen-age story, a cut above the average."
A sixteen-year-old girl gains perspective into herself and her family when she leaves her comfortable Oregon home and spends a year visiting with friends in California. Read full book review >