Search Results: "Garry Leech"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2009

"Excellent reportage—highly recommended for would-be journalists as well as those interested in geopolitics."
Eye-opening look at the drug war in Colombia, which involves lots of American troops and money. Read full book review >

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WAIT FOR ME by Caroline Leech
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Sweet romance at its (nearly) best. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
With a workforce decimated by World War II, farms throughout the United Kingdom begin relying on Land Girls and prisoners of war for help, but when a German soldier arrives at Lorna's family farm, he ends up being both an answer to prayer and a source of trouble for the Anderson family. Read full book review >

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THE MERMAID PICNIC by Kitty Leech
Released: March 14, 2012

"Sure to meet the approval of mermaid lovers everywhere."
A disappointing deluge dampens Emily's spirits, but imagination and resourcefulness save the day. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLIES by Kitty Leech
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"One of the few books about Shakespeare that children and adults can equally enjoy sharing."
Costume designer Leech (The Dollies Put On a Play, 2009, etc.) has created engaging tableaux of scenes from a variety of Shakespeare plays for the picture-book crowd. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLIES CELEBRATE AROUND THE WORLD by Kitty Leech
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"A children's book that's strong on beauty, but a bit weak on facts and authentic diversity."
This latest addition to the Engelpuppen Dollies series offers a celebration of celebrations. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLIES PUT ON A PLAY by Kitty Leech
written and illustrated by Kitty Leech, adapted and illustrated by Tracey Herman
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Detailed and engaging but not quite complete."
The story of a Nativity play production, an addition to the Dollies series, doubles as a picture book for little ones and an introduction to stagecraft for older children. Read full book review >

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Corr Syl the Terrible by Garry Rogers
Released: April 17, 2015

"A riveting entry in an environmentally aware YA series."
In this sequel to Corr Syl the Warrior (2013), Rogers' (Arizona Wildlife Notebook, 2013, etc.) hero takes on East Asian militants to save his best friend. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH POPE FRANCIS by Garry Wills
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"A welcome, thoughtful menu for the new pope on how to proceed with reform."
Beautifully conceived and wrought essays that systematically address the wrongheadedness of the Catholic Church over centuries—and the space therein for Francis' long-needed reforms. Read full book review >

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VERDI'S SHAKESPEARE by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"While the book has an enormous amount to teach devotees of either Shakespeare or Verdi, opera fans in particular will enjoy the author's close and illuminating attention to backstage history, as well as words, music and phrasing."
One genius interprets another: English to Italian, words to lyrics, immortal drama to overpowering opera. Read full book review >

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SNAPSHOT by Garry Disher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"A solid police procedural written with subtle intelligence, all the more interesting for its offbeat southern Australian setting."
The search for the killer of a murdered psychologist is hampered by her secretive widower and her interfering father-in-law, a police department bigwig. Read full book review >

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KITTYHAWK DOWN by Garry Disher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"Disher (The Dragon Man, 2004) overstuffs the plot but provides terrific characters and believable cases against a unique backdrop."
A plethora of felonies and misdemeanors plague stolid Inspector Challis's district in southern Australia. Read full book review >

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“NEGRO PRESIDENT” by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An eye-opening, carefully argued exposé of what the author justifiably considers to be one of the big sleeper issues in American political history."
Thomas Jefferson may have agonized privately over keeping slaves, writes Pulitzer-winning historian Wills, but he didn't think twice about putting them to work defending the institution of slavery. Read full book review >