Search Results: "Florence Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2012

"Lively and thought provoking, albeit tainted by self-righteousness."
Five decades after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, breasts may have replaced birds as early indicators of chemically induced catastrophe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A thoughtful, refreshing book with a simple but powerful message: 'Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.'"
A journalist explores the relationship between nature and human well-being. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS IN A JAUNDICED EYE by Florence King
Released: April 17, 1989

More barbed humor, this time in a collection of essays, from King (Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady, 1985; He, 1978; WASP, Where is Thy Sting, 1977; etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MISSING by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Well-meaning but unsatisfying. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Feather's life is changed when one friend and then another go missing. Read full book review >

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REZ REBEL by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A missed opportunity to fully engage with a deeply serious issue. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Floyd Twofeathers, a Cree teen, vents his frustrations in his secret journal, creating stories to alleviate the angst and confusion he experiences while living on the (fictional) Bitter Lake Reserve. Read full book review >

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Great Grandma's Guidelines to Prevent Childhood Accidents by Florence Parry
Released: July 2, 2013

"Not folksy, as the title might suggest; instead, a straightforward, practical handbook."
A sharp assortment of tips to help avert childhood accidents, based on the author's experience with the National Safety Council of Western Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 2007

"Were they essential to the war effort? Not as much as Lawrence, but it's useful to hear about their accomplishments. A serviceable book, but not much more."
In which the British speak with forked tongues, and the Middle East is born. Read full book review >

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ONE NIGHT by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A weak if well-meaning addition to a genre in need of strong books. (Fiction. 13-16)"
One night of horror leaves a lasting problem for 17-year-old Luna and her family. Read full book review >

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WITH CHARITY TOWARD NONE by Florence King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 1992

"She's got a point."
Queen bee of the it's-not-really-all-in-fun division of barbed humor, King (Lump It or Leave It, 1990, etc.) restrains her vaunted bawdiness a little here and presents an impassioned survey of the general condition of aversion to the whole of humanity. Read full book review >