Search Results: "Christine McFadden"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Lovers of pepper will rejoice over this combination cookbook and history lesson."
A complete guide to this complex, mysterious and often overlooked kitchen staple. Read full book review >

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SO HAPPY TOGETHER by Maryann McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"A busy plot, rendered in listless prose and populated by one-dimensional characters."
A middle-aged woman anticipates new freedom, only to have troubles land on her with a vengeance, in McFadden's follow-up to The Richest Season (2008). Read full book review >

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THE RICHEST SEASON by Maryann McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Cloying and sentimental, but McFadden gets points for earnestness and for nature writing—unfortunately for the turtles, Pawleys Island tourism may increase."
A previously self-published debut novel about a "corporate wife" who flees her family to learn, and impart, valuable lessons about togetherness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 2007

"An empowering extended metaphor that yields an array of useful advice."
A pilot, minister, and business consultant outlines how to be "pilot in command" in order to achieve one's unique purpose in this debut Christian self-help guide. Read full book review >

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TREECAT by Jackie McFadden
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Plot twists, magic, danger and action keep this YA fantasy novel moving swiftly along."
Unlikely allies team up to save a forest in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Challenging but invariably eloquent and elegant answers to the most fundamental questions of all: What is life? What is mind? (12 b&w illustrations)"
A scientist argues persuasively that both life and consciousness are quantum phenomena. Read full book review >

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IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING by Christine Davenier
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"The original song with its three-part counterpoint is deliciously imagined on these pages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1961, Peter, Paul and Mary made an extremely engaging piece combining the title ditty, a game of hide-and-seek and snatches of nursery rhymes; Davenier takes it a visual step further to make an absolutely engaging picture book. Read full book review >

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THE PREDICTEDS by Christine Seifert
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While it tries to address the ethical problems of social engineering, the novel's concluding twist only highlights the lack of logic in both premise and tension. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
An experimental computer program's predictions on students' future behaviors interfere with one teen's quest to date her crush. Read full book review >

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"A frothy diversion worthy of a Lifetime movie."
A chance meeting with her favorite movie star snares a young woman in a web of ambition, betrayal and revenge. Read full book review >