Search Results: "Dianne Dempsey-Legnon"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Vivid, heartfelt and honest."
Dempsey-Legnon's fictional adaptation of family history is a novel about life in a Cajun village in the early 1900s, as recounted by a woman who worked hard and suffered greatly for her family and for love. Read full book review >

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PATH OF THE SUN by Al Dempsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"But while a bit stiff in the telling, this carefully researched fiction—with lots of velvet luxury in private railroad cars, etc.—is gripping stuff on pre-statehood turmoil."
The intrinsically fascinating story of the struggle of competing factions in the western territories to achieve—or avoid- -statehood in the late 19th century: that's the background for Dempsey's (the paperback What Law There Was, etc.) earnest, high- collar tale about a group of pre-statehood activists led by James Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railroad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Dempsey proves to be that rara avis, a witty birder, but even humor can't wholly convey ornithological obsession to any but fellow travelers."
A transplanted Brit travels the birding grounds of America to spy on the avifauna. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE FINGERS, TWO SMALL HANDS by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Lends itself nicely to follow a certain action rhyme about baking! (Picture book. 1-3)"
A diverse cast of toddlers use their hands in all different ways to eat a snack. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA'S JOURNEY by Judith A. Dempsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2016

"Sharp storytelling augments this novel of single-minded perseverance."
An old man recounts his youthful struggles in this winding novel set in New Bern, North Carolina. Read full book review >

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SUPERHERO INSTRUCTION MANUAL by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"This funny, spirited exploration of superhero culture sans violence and with an added dose of familial love is a powerful addition to any bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there are no radioactive spiders around to gift you with super skills, curl up with the Superhero Instruction Manual to learn what it takes to realize your inner superhero.Read full book review >

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THE HOPPERNOTS by Deborah Blake Dempsey
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A fun adventure for animal-loving young readers."
Three young, plucky frogs help save the day in Dempsey's debut for middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

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Released: March 9, 1999

"But as a general look around and update on research into women's health and life cycle issues, this is fine."
An overview of recent gender-specific research that is redefining womanhood, drawing on biology, anthropology, and psychology. Read full book review >

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FOOLPROOF by Dianne Pugh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Pugh's fourth (Fast Friends, 1997, etc.) juggles computer gamesmanship, securities fraud, and murder most foul, seasoning the mix with her trademark office plotting, to come up with another winner that makes all manner of skullduggery look as natural as vanity and greed."
Bridget Cross has come to one of those rough spots. Read full book review >

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JULIET IN AUGUST by Dianne Warren
Released: July 5, 2012

"The low-key narrative takes a while to build enough momentum to sustain reader interest, but once immersed in its leisurely rhythms, most will find this an engaging snapshot of rural life."
Winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award, Warren's U.S. debut limns two nights and a single summer day in a tiny Canadian town. Read full book review >