Search Results: "Corinne Humphrey"


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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Ten percent of the net proceeds from sales will go to the Friends of Animals Utah, where Rudy was found. Or you can just make a direct donation. (Picture book. Adult)"
Humphrey ascribes to her dog Rudy a number of platitudes on life and living splashed onto brightly colored pages. Read full book review >

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MISSION (UN)POPULAR by Anna Humphrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Margot's cautionary tale offers an insightful look at a young girl's journey of self-discovery and acceptance. (Fiction. 11-14)"
With a mother who reads tarot cards, 2-year-old triplet half sisters and an embarrassing stepfather, Margot longs for a more mundane life. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF THE MIND by Nicholas Humphrey
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Only then, perhaps, could one argue that Humphrey has developed a new theory of perception—not a touchy-feely one—to explain consciousness."
Actually, not a history of the mind, but a theory of consciousness—and an amazingly parsimonious theory at that. Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 1993

"But the sense that Carpenter has put his heart into perfect sync with Britten's own faulty organ isn't there. (Three 16-page photo inserts—not seen)"
A first-rate, if somewhat less than magisterial, treatment by Carpenter (The Brideshead Generation, 1990, etc.) of the life and works of one of the 20th century's towering musical figures—the man who put English music firmly on the larger European map. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY BOOK by Humphrey Hawksley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2007

"Hawksley's latest (Ceremony of Innocence, 1999, etc.) is frenetic and dark, but a fair amount of fun."
A spunky computer hacker throws herself against a conspiracy of governments and a ruthless Russian oil billionairess, all of whom want to swat her like a fly. Read full book review >

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SEPTEMBER SONG by William Humphrey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"A book to savor and reread."
Bittersweet tales that commemorate the ``dying fall'' of loves, lives, and powers from acclaimed writer and novelist Humphrey (No Resting Place, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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YEHUDI MENUHIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A biography at once serious and entertaining, sensitive and critical: an unfailing joy to read."
A sensitive treatment of one of the best-loved musicians of a generation. Read full book review >

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Song of the Sending by Corinne O'Flynn
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"A rollicking series opener that will leave readers eager for more despite its characters' occasionally befuddling behavior."
A teenager, his pet tiger, and his closest friends discover a magical new world in this YA fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I WAS by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Quietly soothing and pleasantly entertaining. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After her father lost his high-paying job, 13-year-old Irene's parents sold their expensive New York City apartment, withdrew her from her private school and moved in with her grandfather upstate. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Other attractive features are numerous quotes from Earhart's writings, maps of the route she followed on her last flight, a foreword by Linda Finch, a present-day female pilot of distinction, and a handsome layout. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9+)"
Sky Pioneer ($16.00; Feb. 1997; 64 pp.; 0-7922-3737-4): There is no shortage of biographies of the groundbreaking American aviatrix, and Nancy Shore's detailed volume for the American Women of Achievement series contains many of the photos reproduced here and then some, but the large format of the duotone pictures and the concise text make Szabo's work ideal for readers who don't need an exhaustive treatment. Read full book review >

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ON THE EDGE OF GONE by Corinne Duyvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Life-affirming science fiction with spaceships, optimism in the apocalypse, and a diverse cast that reflects the real world. (Science fiction. 11-15)"
What should a mixed-race, autistic, 16-year-old be willing to do to avoid certain death in an apocalyptic hellhole? Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE HANDS by Corinne Goria
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"Powerful and revealing testimony to the injustices of manual labor, infused with inspiration for global change."
A compelling message about the plight of labor workers worldwide. Read full book review >