Search Results: "Georgeann Packard"


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PAINT THE BIRD by Georgeann Packard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2013

"Brilliantly imagined and rendered."
Packard (Fall Asleep Forgetting, 2010) searches the shadowy landscape of love and family. Read full book review >

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FALL ASLEEP FORGETTING by Georgeann Packard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"At times appealingly earnest, at others clumsy and mystic."
A terminally ill restaurateur and amateur poet meticulously plans his end on a late-summer morning on a Long Island beach—but a last-second intervention by another causes collateral damage in the community. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM THE AFTERLIFE by Edward Packard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2013

"Slow at times, though the heartfelt glimpse of the afterlife and fears of judgment will strike a chord with many readers."
Packard's (All it Takes, 2011) novel imagines an atheist's experience in the afterlife. Read full book review >

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NEW RULES OF THE GAME by Susan Packard
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A straightforward guide to success that deserves a prime spot on the bookshelves of career women aspiring to reach the highest corporate ranks."
A variety of no-nonsense strategies for women who aspire to be leaders in business. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2009

"An innovative, ingenious update."
A smart, contemporary translation of Erasmus' timeless text, Packard's renovation of Folly is a welcome tribute to the master's brilliance. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WOLF GOES TO SCHOOL by Mary Packard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Sweet and comforting, as intended. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The first two in Packard's new Watch Me Grow series address first-day-of-school fears and the welcoming of a new baby. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Queen Victoria's life defined an age; unfortunately for this intelligent chronicle, the events of her death were not all that exciting."
This account of Queen Victoria's last two weeks of life is narrated in a candid, practical voice of which the common-sense queen would heartily have approved. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Credible and poignant history limning the dark side of America's racial past."
From popular historian Packard (Victoria's Daughters, 1998, etc.), a chronicle of the growth and decline of America's infamous Jim Crow laws, which enforced racial segregation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 1992

"Within this long but well-told cliffhanger, Packard weaves a message: that neutrals are not mere cowardly inconveniences to the great powers, but are nations with cultures and agendas (and diplomatic know-how) of durable value. (Maps.)"
Unpretentious, well-developed history of WW II from the viewpoints of the European neutrals, by Packard (History/Univ. of Portland; Sons of Heaven, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNDERGROUND KINGDOM by Visual Baker
developed by Visual Baker, by Edward Packard, illustrated by Karla Díaz, by Edward Packard, illustrated by Karla Díaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A nifty digital exploitation of a tried-and-true franchise. (iPad book app. 7-10)"
An extended version of a Choose Your Own Adventure episode from 1983 features more possible endings, color illustrations and melodramatic sound effects. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Readers will have fun and learn a great deal about alpacas. Well-done. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A cute, well-written and suspenseful animal-adventure story. Read full book review >