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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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BEHAVING BADLY by Eden Collinsworth
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"A wide-ranging, breezy journey through a series of ethical minefields."
A nonscholarly discourse on manners, morality, ethics, and civility in these times of social upheaval. Read full book review >