Search Results: "Christina Meldrum"


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MADAPPLE by Christina Meldrum
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 13, 2008

"With this spellbinding debut, Meldrum marks herself as an author to watch. (Fiction. YA)"
The haunting tale of one exceptionally disturbed family unfolds in this gripping page-turner. Read full book review >

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AMARYLLIS IN BLUEBERRY by Christina Meldrum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"The book opens with Seena on trial in a native African court for Dick's murder and works its way back to that point in a colorful tale about people who don't know how to communicate with one another."
Meldrum's story about an anything-but-ordinary family in crisis stretches from the shores of a Michigan lake to the heart of West Africa. Read full book review >

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WHERE WE HAVE HOPE by Andrew Meldrum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"A compelling and, ultimately, heartbreaking story that demands to be read by anyone concerned about contemporary Africa."
The remarkable odyssey of a reporter's attempt to cover the news and stay alive during a country's descent into ruin. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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Girl on the Brink by Christina Hoag
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engrossing tale of a dangerous teen romance."
A debut novel shows that abusive relationships can occur in upper-middle-class suburban towns involving victims smart enough to know better. 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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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 >