Search Results: "Candice Millard"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fresh, captivating history of the enduringly colorful Churchill."
A history of the danger-seeking young Winston Churchill during the Boer War, which "had turned out to be far more difficult and more devastating than the amusing colonial war the British had expected." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Teddy Roosevelt's tropical adventure, splendidly related."
The 26th U.S. president, failing re-election, has an adventure that nearly kills him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Superb American history."
The shocking shooting and the painful, lingering death of the 20th president. Read full book review >

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SEEING SKY-BLUE PINK by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Meant to be comforting, this offering is more than a little saccharin and unrealistic. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Eight-year-old Maddie struggles to adjust to her new life in the country with her new stepfather. Read full book review >

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REBEL MCKENZIE by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"Spunky and sassy, Rebel redefines beauty pageants in this rollicking tale. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie is aptly named. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"An effective recruiting poster for women in police work, and a highly readable memoir for law-and-order buffs of whatever persuasion."
Watch out, Clarice Starling—there's a new sheriff in town, and she's the real deal. Read full book review >

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FINDING DAY’S BOTTOM by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Wonderful description, hill-country language, appropriate grief and honesty combine to offer a new take on an old story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jane-Ery (11) is living in rural Virginia during the Depression when her father dies and her grandfather leaves his mountain to help her and her mother survive. Read full book review >

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Escapism by Candice Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"A sleek, multimedia volume that provides a helpful reminder that a physical book can, in itself, be art."
Words and images waltz gracefully across the pages in this artfully arranged poetry collection. Read full book review >

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A SMALL FREE KISS IN THE DARK by Glenda Millard
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"This philosophical, appealing survival tale is simultaneously grim and hopeful. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Eleven-year-old Skip, a budding artist, is a runaway from a violent foster home. Read full book review >

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LAYLA, QUEEN OF HEARTS by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Barton's illustrations gently convey the bonds of affection among the author's eccentric, engaging characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Layla Elliott and Griffin Silk are best friends, and she's become a virtual Silk family member. Read full book review >

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Inspirational Spa: From the Womb of the Morning by Nettie Millard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2014

"A successful collection of positive ideas and poems."
In this debut collection of poems and inspirational exercises, Millard offers readers a chance to connect with positive ideas for growth and self-reflection. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A complicated backstory bogs down this otherwise steamy romance."
Stockstell's novel blends science fiction, romance and fantasy. Read full book review >