Search Results: "Elizabeth Carney"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Light fare for readers curious to know more about the animals who share our world. (glossary, further resources, index, research notes) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In this entry in the Face to Face series, a National Geographic photographer describes encounters with lowland gorillas in eastern and central Africa and provides a brief introduction to the species. Read full book review >

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FACE TO FACE WITH POLAR BEARS by Norbert Rosing
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Pair with Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's A Polar Bear Biologist at Work (2001) for slightly older readers. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In this attractive addition to a new series featuring animals in the wild, a veteran photographer describes the polar bears he studies, including information about habits, physical characteristics, child-rearing practices and their endangered environment. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MICHAEL MACINNES by Jeff Carney
FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2006

"Certainly a marvelous candidate for the Guys Read website, and with lines like Michael's, all this needs is Fred MacMurray to play the part. (Fiction. YA)"
A rip-roaring, action-packed spin on the comic books and adventure stories of yore, this cinematic novel will entertain even the most cynical of young-adult readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"One has the sense that the author set out to write a kind of rejoinder to Into the Wild, but the result lacks Jon Krakauer's sense of insight into what drives people in their quest of something beyond."
A diffuse tale of spiritual misadventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Couch potatoes take warning: the experiences described in this testimonial are often tough to read about, and the conclusions, while sometimes convincing, might best be taken with a touch of skepticism."
On the heels of the paleo diet comes a new claim: taking on the physical challenges of the environment faced by our prehistoric ancestors can undo what easy calories and effortless comfort have done to our bodies—made them fat, lazy, and weak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Flawed, but abundantly blessed with adventure and appeal."
Despite obvious similarities with some fantasy and kids' classics, The Fire Stone is a charming story with relatable characters for young-adult readers. Read full book review >

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CASSAVETES ON CASSAVETES by Ray Carney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Fascinating footage of the mind and heart of an American original. (48 b&w illustrations)"
Film historian Carney (Film and American Studies/Boston Univ.) explores the cinematic philosophy and practices of maverick actor and director John Cassavetes (1929-89). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Gruesomely fascinating."
Having written magazine articles on subjects like the buccaneer business model of Somali pirates and the dark side of overseas adoptions, Wired contributing editor Carney expands on time spent in India, Europe and America examining the illegal "red" marketplace for trafficked human body parts. Read full book review >

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STARVE THE VULTURE by Jason Carney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Carney will easily win sympathy for his life, in which he has persevered to show others the hard work of his salvation."
National Poetry Slam finalist Carney's memoir of his troubled upbringing, drug addiction and eventual grace. Read full book review >

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DR. WELCH AND THE GREAT GRAPE STORY by Mary Lou Carney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Still, it makes an intriguing tale, and Carney caps it with a brief corporate history that connects the dots between Welch's early (and unsuccessful) efforts to sell his 'unfermented wine' and its modern, multinational, ubiquity. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Meidell creates an idealized, small-town setting in lusciously hued watercolors for Carney's sunny account of the invention of grape juice—that was produced by New Jersey dentist Thomas Bramwell Welch as a nonalcoholic alternative to communion wine for fellow Methodists. Read full book review >

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AT GRANDPA'S SUGAR BUSH by Margaret Carney
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Ever so appealing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Carney's debut is a paean to sugaring season, that yearly celebration of early spring in the north. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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