Search Results: "D. Douglas Merrell"


BOOK REVIEW

SILHOUETTE OF A SOUL by D. Douglas Merrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"A collection of heartfelt but nebulous and uninvolving rhapsodies to the sublime."
A man communes with all manner of natural and supernatural phenomena in these effusive poems. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 29, 2008

"Expansive, eccentric and eminently readable."
An elegant memoir of love, loss and growing old by columnist, consultant and humorist Hubbard. Read full book review >

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WICKED SWEET by Mar'ce Merrell
Released: June 5, 2012

"A recipe that never comes together. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Best friends Chantal and Jillian have always been on the same page, taking AP classes and planning for their future as neurosurgeons, but everything changes during the summer before their senior year. Read full book review >

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VANILLA by Billy Merrell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Tighter construction might have added more punch to the poetry, but teens will identify with the quest for identity and ground in that most groundless of times. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
Falling in love was the easy part for Hunter and Vanilla…staying together's the challenge. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Written in language as robust as a monograph will allow, the book is a stunning achievement. (30 illustrations, not seen)"
A pathbreaking scholarly work, by one of the nation's leading historians of the interaction between Native Americans and European newcomers in early America. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT LUCY! by Ilene Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: June 23, 2009

"Absolutely. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Bobby and his beagle puppy Lucy are back in this welcome sequel to Absolutely Lucy (2000, illustrated by Amanda Harvey). Read full book review >

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GO AHEAD, ASK ME.  by Nico Medina
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Don't bother. (Nonfiction. YA)"
This conversation-starter crosses the line. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY by Susan Scarf Merrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2014

"A sidelong portrait of a category-defying writer dovetails surprisingly snugly with the drama of one young woman's coming-of-age."
Fictional newlyweds spend a year living with the author Shirley Jackson in this brooding novel. Read full book review >

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Released: July 25, 2006

"No story here will raise a blush—there's no explicit sex—but this emotionally spicy collection will inspire identification, compassion and hope in readers queer or not. (Nonfiction. YA)"
Forty essays by 13- to 23-year-olds range from sweet to salty to bitter—the flavors of growing up gay, lesbian or transgender in the contemporary world. Read full book review >

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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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