Search Results: "Caitlin Macy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PLAY by Caitlin Macy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"A winning debut: traditional in all aspects and remarkably adept."
A witty and sophisticated tragicomedy of errors that echoes the melancholic delight of The Great Gatsby. Read full book review >

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SPOILED by Caitlin Macy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"Sophisticated and intelligent, Macy offers the kind of subtlety that turns the ordinary into the sublime."
Nine years after her winning debut novel (The Fundamentals of Play, 2000), Macy follows with an impressive, psychologically nuanced collection of stories on class and gender in New York. Read full book review >

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MACY MCMILLAN AND THE RAINBOW GODDESS by Shari Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Macy's life lessons are realistic and illuminating; that she is deaf adds yet another dimension to an already powerful tale. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Macy, a deaf sixth-grader who attends a mainstream school with an interpreter, faces enormous challenges, as her mother will soon marry, necessitating a move to her new stepdad's house. Read full book review >

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GIRLS GOT GAME by Sue Macy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2001

"With its original topics and insights, this thematic anthology should find a place in all libraries that serve middle-schoolers. (Short-story/poetry anthology. 11-14)"
This welcome anthology of original stories and poems explores a wide range of emotions and experiences of athletic girls. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Macy wheels out another significant and seldom explored chapter in women's history. (index, statistics, source notes, annotated reading list) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Well-documented proof that, when it came to early automobiles, it wasn't just men who took the wheel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"It's a relatively quick once-over, but, capped by a superb, annotated, multimedia source list for readers seeking systematic statistics or specifics about individual events, this sets a pace that few, if any, competitors are likely to match. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
In time for this summer's Games, a slickly produced overview that's just right for getting readers up to speed on the modern Olympics' revival, development, and high (or low) spots. Read full book review >

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BEARLY DEPARTED by Meg Macy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"The first in a new series features a complex plot awash in red herrings, a perky heroine whose many problems are certain to blossom in future installments, and everything you ever wanted to know about teddy bears."
A solid Michigan family business cracks when an employee is murdered. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"A masterly feat of reporting."
The story of one man's fight to save American furniture manufacturing jobs in the face of a deluge of cheap Chinese imports. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2011

"A sincere but edgeless Prairie Home Companion-style memoir of a down-on-their-luck young couple, likely to resonate with readers interested in community values and the appeal of the simple life."
NPR contributor Shetterly tells the story of young married life as she and her husband set out from Maine to Los Angeles, but were ultimately forced to return home, stymied by the economic recession, illness and an unexpected pregnancy. Read full book review >

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THE IRON THORN by Caitlin Kittredge
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Better editing could have saved this. (Steampunk fantasy. YA)"
Lovecraftian steampunk-urban faerie mashup from an adult paranormal author. Read full book review >

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BYLINES by Sue Macy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Complete with full-spread photos, quotes, maps and faded-newsprint backdrops, this attractive package will appeal to young journalists and thrill-seekers alike. (afterword, author's note, timeline, resources, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Nellie Bly's life was full of derring-do and adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"An entertaining account of fierce combat and adolescent military horseplay."
An above-average macho war memoir, full of high-tech gadgetry and deadly fireworks. Read full book review >