Search Results: "Dennis McGrath"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2014

"The anecdotes are uplifting, but the authors are not persuasive about the ease of adapting these schools' strategies to larger, financially strapped settings."
The authors contend that learning how to learn is the most essential skill for 21st-century students. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2004

"Not all preaching to the choir, though—comparative-religion types at least should take a look."
Tremble, ye doubters: God isn't dead. He's back—and He's brought friends. Read full book review >

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WHEN FEELING BAD IS GOOD by Ellen McGrath
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"McGrath breaks no new ground here, but she plows old fields with a sure hand, without stodginess or flippancy. (Drawings.)"
According to clinical psychologist McGrath (former chairperson of the American Psychological Association's National Task Force on Women and Depression), it's perfectly normal to feel depressed if you're a woman—in fact, if you're not angry or feeling victimized by the cultural pain of being female, you're living ``in a fantasy world of denial.'' Here—in a handbook packed with quizzes, diagrams, lists, charts, and exercises, and dramatized by pseudonymous anecdotes from her practice—McGrath spells out with great clarity how to recognize these bad feelings and use them positively. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2007

"'The relocation was an ill-conceived solution that was inhuman in its design and its effects,' the Canadian government admitted half-a-century after the fact. McGrath's careful study provides ample evidence."
No good deed goes unpunished. So discover the Inuit band that brought Nanook of the North to the silver screen. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS SHALL FALL by Alister McGrath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Neither inspiring nor entertaining, just dull. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A derivative fantasy trilogy trudges to an anticlimactic conclusion in this dreary Narnia-wannabe. Read full book review >

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HOUSE WORK by Kristina McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A domestic drama in the noblest, most wistful sense."
The quiet dignity of hard work and honest values dapples McGrath's poetic first novel with flecks of brilliance. Read full book review >

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Remote Control by Chris McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2014

"Readers initially intrigued by the story's action are likely to come away with deeper thoughts on mechanisms of control."
McGrath (Does Environmental Law Work?, 2010) delivers a thriller about suppressed truths and a secret organization bent on protecting them.Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 1999

"McGrath wants us to share his enthusiasm for the 'freedom and speed' of the open road, but these sluggish prose pieces and poems barely reach 55."
This fourth collection by the much-awarded (and this-round MacArthur grant recipient) Florida International University creative-writing professor continues the sense (from Spring Comes to Chicago and the other books) that McGrath fancies himself working a genre all his own: prose riffs that sometimes tell little stories but are not bound by the conventions of narrative. Read full book review >

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GHOST TOWN by Patrick McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Strange bedfellows, but good company."
A vision of New York as a battleground, both literal and figurative, links three spirited stories from a master of sophisticated melodrama (Port Mungo, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Pleasing, perhaps, for its target audience, but they deserve better; Narnia this ain't. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A slight but engaging fantasy wilts under the burden of religious allegory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2013

"Dense for general readers but an excellent scholarly read encompassing new ideas for Lewis devotees or those interested in religious argument."
Christian theologian McGrath (Theology and Ministry/King's College London; Mere Apologetics, 2012, etc.) dissects the life of C.S. Lewis 50 years after the author's death, focusing on how his life was impacted by theology and vice versa. Read full book review >