Search Results: "E. Maria Shelton Speller"


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EXPLODE by E. Maria Shelton Speller
Released: Sept. 29, 2004

"Confident and indelicate; goads readers to insert themselves in difficult discussions about relevant cultural matters."
Speller explores the intersections of race, sex, violence, and art in this experimental poetry collection. Read full book review >

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DREAMWORLDS OF ALABAMA by Allen Shelton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Redolent plants that require pruning to reveal their nourishing fruit."
A farmer turned itinerant professor debuts with an uneven set of essays deeply rooted in his native Alabama. Read full book review >

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CHEWY MOON by Paige Shelton
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A compelling contemporary fantasy entwined in historical context that offers a positive message filled with hope."
Through an unlikely relationship, a lonely and emotionally scarred little girl discovers her own strength and a sense of freedom as she learns to shed fear and enjoy life. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 13, 1989

An unsparing audit of Kremlin finances, which attests that voodoo economics has an Eastern variant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Touching, inspiring and at times frightening: a tangible demonstration of the healing powers of art."
What do you do with a convicted killer who has a poetic bent? If you're Richard Shelton, you help him. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY by Maria E. Andreu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"A timely and powerful portrait of the American dream deferred. (resources) (Fiction. 14-18)"
M.T. is not what her wealthy, suburbanite friends think of as an immigrant: She has pale skin and blondish hair, and she's an overachieving student who is in the National Honor Society. But there is much that she is hiding. Read full book review >

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OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES by Paige Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"This sequel to The Cracked Spine (2016) is rich in Scottish dialect and eccentric characters, including a well-meaning heroine who brings on most of her own troubles."
A murder at a Scottish castle reveals a murky past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1993

"Wonderfully authentic: an admirably lighthearted supplement to W.J. Cash's classic The Mind of the South. (Maps.)"
Where exactly is the South? Read full book review >