Search Results: "Charley Memminger"


BOOK REVIEW

ALOHA, LADY BLUE by Charley Memminger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Colorful characters, shaggy plotting, a seemly modicum of wisecracks, and enough expository and scenic asides for a guidebook."
Humor columnist Memminger's first novel follows a prematurely retired newsman through the paradise of the Hawaiian Islands as he unearths some old and very dirty secrets. Read full book review >

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CHARLEY by Donna Marie Seim
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A well-drawn coming-of-age tale about the loves and losses of a young boy."
Seim's debut middle-grade tale of an orphan's journey in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fascinating, well-researched story whose telling glimmers rather than glistens."
The sad, instructive saga of a boy hanged in 1892 for a double homicide he committed at age 15. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, CHARLEY by Jane Buchanan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"No monkey business about it. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Celie's strong 12-year-old voice focuses the semi-omniscient third-person narrative, eloquently revealing her attitudes about the severe 1943 Gloucester, Massachusetts, community spirit, which is much too serious for the kind of childhood her Dad thinks his children need. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHARLEY MET GRAMPA by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Children will love Charley and Grampa, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picking up where Charley's First Night (2012) ended, the tale of Charley and Henry Korn continues in this charming stand-alone storybook. Read full book review >

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ROUGH, TOUGH CHARLEY by Verla Kay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Gustavson's well-paced, rich oil-painting illustrations and a concluding time line add life and depth to the clip-clop content. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Charley Parkhurst was a legend in his own time—a taciturn but well-respected, fearless stagecoach driver whose professional services were much in demand (although personally, people found him odd). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING UNCLE CHARLEY by Cruce Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 1992

"If both halves matched, it'd be a winner."
Picaresque first novel that follows 17-year-old Bo around Texas, Mexico, and Indian Territory as he searches for Uncle Charley. Read full book review >

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A COFFIN FOR CHARLEY by Gwendoline Butler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"By turns haunting, baffling, and breathlessly abrupt, another satisfyingly rich entry in this offbeat, underrated series."
Danger takes a thousand shapes for women in Butler's mythical Second City of London. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF CHARLEY DARWIN by Carolyn Meyer
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Lacking scientific details which could interest budding naturalists, character development as spice for those interested in Darwin's romances or scientific epiphanies for young historians, Charley's 'memoir' will please few. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Fictionalized autobiography must walk a narrow line between truth and story. Read full book review >

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MAISY, CHARLEY, AND THE WOBBLY TOOTH by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A cheerful introduction to dentistry that's the perfect prescription for worried tots. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Maisy and her entourage soothe a friend's anxieties about the dentist's office. Read full book review >

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TOMBS AND TREASURES by Catherine Charley
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, this is filled with intriguing—and gruesome—nuggets on archeology, burial customs, art, architecture, and more. (clear acetate overlays, not seen, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment in the See Through History series is a fascinating compendium of sites of buried treasure all over the world, including tombs from Tutankhamen and Philip II of Macedonia to the Lords of Sip†n in Peru and China's terracotta army. Read full book review >