Search Results: "Christina Conyers Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"A thin, uneven recounting of a long congressional career."
In her debut, Williams offers a brief overview of the personal and professional life of her cousin, the long-serving Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan. Read full book review >

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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ESCAPE FROM POMPEII by Christina Balit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A few morsels of fact, a few of story: likely only to whet readers' appetites for fuller accounts, such as Shelley Tanaka's Buried City of Pompeii (1997). (Historical fiction/picture book. 8-10)"
A sketchily told, if more elaborately illustrated, tale of Pompeii's destruction as witnessed by two young natives. Read full book review >

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JACK THE BEAR by Christina Leist
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While the clever choices of creatures to represent their important human counterparts may elicit chuckles from adults, this well-meaning tale ultimately fails to be greater than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
On the cover a kindly bear looks up with open arms to welcome readers into an exploration of what could make "the world a better place." Read full book review >

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ATLANTIS by Christina Balit
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A closing note by Geoffrey Ashe, author of Atlantis: Lost Lands, Ancient Wisdom (not reviewed), puts the tale into both historical and cultural perspective. (Picture book/folk tale. 8-10)"
Balit (Twelve Labors of Hercules, 1997) recasts Ancient World accounts into a spare narrative, describing Atlantis's creation as Poseidon's wedding gift to his mortal bride Cleito, its idyllic early history, gradual descent into lawlessness, and final punitive submergence. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE by Christina Lauren
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Don't read it at night. (Horror. 12-18)"
A rebellious girl falls for a strange boy who lives in an even stranger house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Grof's two-selves model of human nature is as old as the myth of the Fall; but her application of it to addiction is inspired, well argued (though more case histories would have enlivened the text), and alight with hope and promise."
A provocative reevaluation of addictive behavior that considers it not within the prevalent ``disease model,'' as California-based therapist Grof puts it, but within the context of a universal need for spiritual satisfaction. Read full book review >

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Skin of Tattoos by Christina Hoag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2016

"A well-crafted, engaging novel about an ex-con trying to break free."
Hoag tells the story of a gang member's attempts to flee his life of crime in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A vital, edifying cultural investigation."
Portrait of women from varying backgrounds who share an abiding concern for and active involvement in the plight of Iraqi women enduring the challenges of war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"While the baroness's story might make a more satisfying novel than biography, Vella makes up for the occasional skimpiness of her material with an easy, elegant style. (36 illustrations, not seen)"
A charming biography of the Baroness de Pontalba (17951874), a wealthy 19th-century American expatriate. Read full book review >

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SWAYED by Christina Harbridge
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2017

"A holistic and refreshingly human approach to interpersonal communication."
A briskly presented program for improving the ways individuals speak—and how they're heard by others. Read full book review >