Search Results: "Edward F. Ricketts"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 1941

"Not likely to add to Steinbeck fans, but will pick up plus market on dual appeal."
Steinbeck might be said to have rescued biology from the laboratory and put it on the layman's reading shelf. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Extensive source notes and bibliography; b&w photo insert and index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A well-written, succinct summary covers the major controversies over use or preservation. Read full book review >

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OUR POISONED WATERS by Edward F. Dolan
NATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Balanced and objective, this is a good overview of an impending global calamity, driven more by statistics and common sense than fear. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Early on in this excellent examination of the state of one of the earth's most important resources, Dolan (Our Poisoned Sky, 1991, etc.) warns readers not to take on faith doomsday scenarios, and later reminds them that the not-yet-hopeless fight for clean water requires a lifelong commitment. Read full book review >

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NO MAN'S WAR by Angela Ricketts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Outspoken in her critique of the 'Army machine,' Ricketts celebrates the 'secret sisterhood' of soldiers' wives, defiantly and desperately battling for survival. A blunt, bold debut memoir."
An Army wife reflects on marriage, war and guilt. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"An impressive story about a girl whose courage transforms a town."
Nine-year-old author Ricketts (Where Are the Animals, 2010) returns with the adventure of Lyla Lyte, a young girl who rescues books from obscurity. Read full book review >

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HEAP HOUSE by Edward Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"Magnificently creepy. (Horror. 10-16)"
The first in a deliciously macabre trilogy for middle graders and young teens channels Dickens crossed with Lemony Snicket.
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VERY HAIRY HARRY by Edward Koren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Next to fellow cartoonist William Steig's Pete's a Pizza, or, more on topic, Kathleen Krull's Clip, Clip, Clip: Three Stories About Hair, illustrated by Paul Brewer, this comes off as a hesitant, under-plotted effort. (Picture book. 5-7)"
New Yorker cartoonist Koren transfers his trademark hirsute, Bigfoot-like figures to a new format, but then doesn't do much with them. Read full book review >

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ONE by Edward Mapplethorpe
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"A wonderful portfolio of little monsters—or little angels, as you prefer."
A noted photographer turns from his previous interest in abstract portraiture to immediate, evocative studies of infants in their splendid innocence. Read full book review >

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MARY ASTOR'S PURPLE DIARY by Edward Sorel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"What was then labeled 'the worst case of dynamite in Hollywood history' seems pretty tame today, but Sorel's command of tone and pen sustains readers' interest."
A charming slice of retro Hollywood tabloid scandal. Read full book review >

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BAD APPLE'S PERFECT DAY by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Though Mac's 'bad apple' moniker is strictly marketing, his core belief that it is 'never too late to turn things around' is a nutritious notion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An outing doesn't quite go as planned for Mac the apple and his resident worm, Will—first met in Bad Apple (2012) and still best buds. Read full book review >