Search Results: "Eden M. Kennedy"


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THE SHERIFFS OF SAVAGE WELLS by Sarah M. Eden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A clever, entertaining romance, especially recommended for readers who prefer a chaste storyline without an overtly religious message."
When small town Savage Wells aims to hire a sheriff, the competition includes a legendary lawman and the woman who's been thanklessly doing the job for months. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A valuable text—not just for the solution, but also for the refreshing philosophy behind it."
An unlikely criminal-justice pioneer revisits his innovative, immensely successful crusade against youth homicide in America's worst neighborhoods. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A major achievement in objective historical writing that should be a legacy to generations of students seeking authoritative reference material on the period. (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the Atlantic Monthly; author tour)"
The latest volume of the Oxford History of the United States, an exhaustive survey spanning 16 years of crises, ordeals, fears, and insecurities. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Index. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Teachers who know it all, mealtimes with Chicken Surprise, recess, ``propper'' English—all are trotted out, spoofed, or pummeled in this worthy anthology. Read full book review >

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MAKE THINGS FLY by Dorothy M. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Although so many of the pieces are available in other volumes, the wind's ways form a benevolent umbrella under which to collect them anew. (indexes) (Poetry. 7-11)"
``I wonder if a little breeze,/too small to play upon the trees,/can play on spider webs?'' asks Aileen Fisher, in a typically short poem in this collection on the subject of the wind. Read full book review >

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TALKING LIKE THE RAIN by X. J. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index. (Poetry. 3-10)"
More like a ``second'' than a ``first book of poems,'' this large, generously illustrated volume will serve children from preschool through much of their elementary years. Read full book review >

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TORN by Cynthia Eden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A smart, gripping romantic-suspense novel that combines an intense love story with an edgy thriller."
When LOST team members Victoria and Wade investigate a missing person case, it soon gets personal. Read full book review >

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TRAPLINES by Eden Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Robinson's a first-timer who can truly command attention. (First printing of 25,000; $25,000 ad/promo; regional author tour)"
A debut collection of scary realist stories that derives much of its power from the author's casual style—her matter-of-fact way of recording the most violently dysfunctional families from a young person's point of view. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL DEAD by Eden Maguire
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2010

"Only for fans who really, really can't get enough of the Twilight phenomenon. (Supernatural. YA)"
Two days after the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Phoenix, Darina, hiding inside an old, abandoned barn in a remote wooded area (although it's never explained why the teenage girl ventured there alone) secretly observes his initiation into the Beautiful Dead, a troupe of young zombies who have one year to find out the truth about their deaths and seek justice. Read full book review >

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"A personal family album, appropriate for only the youngest of audiences."
A fun, full-color family tribute to a baby boy and his walker-chair. Read full book review >

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IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WHAT HE SAID by Eden Collinsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2006

"She just can't quite decide whether it's literary fiction or throwaway entertainment."
Melodramatic debut by publishing exec Collinsworth chronicles the 15-year chain of events that prompt a desperate wife to attack her conniving, alcoholic husband. Read full book review >