Search Results: "Dorie McCullough Lawson"


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TEX by Dorie McCullough Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"This ode to the range emphasizes the enduring allure of the American West. (Picture book. 3-5) "
A little boy longs for a life out on the open frontier. Read full book review >

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ALONG COMES A STRANGER by Dorie McCullough Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A capably penned mystery."
A mysterious visitor upsets the life of a lonely western mom in this fiction debut from McCullough Lawson (Posterity, 2004), daughter of historian David McCullough. Read full book review >

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LEARNING CURVES by Dorie LaRue
Released: June 17, 2011

"A well-crafted, sardonic look at university life."
LaRue's novel satirizes the backbiting politics and scandals of a mediocre Southern university through the eyes of its faculty. Read full book review >

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CAESAR by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1997

"Maps, glossary, and photos of sculptured portraits of the time. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
The story of Caesar's Gallic Wars (roughly 5851 b.c.) and return to Rome warfare, followed fictively and, in the main, meticulously, from Caesar's Commentaries. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2002

"A rousing and richly satisfying take on some of history's real beings."
Sixth and last in McCullough's series detailing the death throes of the Roman Republic (Caesar, 1997, etc.): an intelligent page-turning epic that seamlessly mixes love, gore, and ambition. Read full book review >

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DON'T EXPECT MAGIC by Kathy McCullough
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Fans of the burgeoning paranormal-humor genre will find plenty to like in this debut. (Paranormal comedy. 12 & up)"
Reeling from her mother's unexpected death, a teen curmudgeon is packed off to live with her distant father, a life coach who is secretly an actual fairy godfather, in this slyly humorous, but predictable romance. Read full book review >

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MORGAN’S RUN by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Bracing stuff. Like the Victorian novelists she emulates, McCullough (Caesar, 1997, etc.) can simultaneously instruct and inspire—and wring a tear or two."
McCullough takes a Roman holiday and returns to more familiar territory—her native Australia—to tell the tale of an unjustly convicted man transported to the penal colony of Botany Bay. Read full book review >

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THE GRASS CROWN by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"With glossary and maps. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for November)"
Volume two of McCullough's triumphant Roman series. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE'S FAVORITES by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"But the author's fidelity to sources, her witty glossary, and strong narration offer some firm ground and exciting speculation. (Maps and illustrations) (Literary Guild Dual Selection for January; First printing of 100,000)"
In her third majestic tale of Rome (83-69 B.C.), McCullough spotlights three mighty beings and the frictive sparks from their occasional interactions: Sulla, Dictator of Rome, whose early career was chronicled in The First Man in Rome (1990) and The Grass Crown (1991); the military juggernaut Pompey; and the great Julius Caesar, ``the greatest prime mover of them all.'' Again, McCullough brings order to the mighty tangle of battles and political strategies of ancient heavyweights—in the Forum Romanum or in the tents of war. Read full book review >

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THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD by David McCullough
NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1968

"Perhaps of local interest-but it lacks the Lord-ly touch."
The Johnstown Flood was one of the greatest natural disasters of all time (actually manmade, since it was precipitated by a wealthy country club dam which had long been the source of justified misgivings). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 1939

"And he has made delightful pen and ink illustrations. (Fantasy/historical fiction. 7-12)"
Hugely entertaining (and enlightening) mouse-eye view of the career of Benjamin Franklin. Read full book review >

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AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >