Search Results: "Gerrie McCall"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS! by Gerrie McCall
by Gerrie McCall, developed by Amber Books, illustrated by Patrick Mulrey, Myke Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2011

"Well-read young Dragonologists may experience some déjà-vu but should still get a kick out of the app's unusual design. (iPad informational app. 7-9)"
Designed to resemble a set of digital trading cards but offering several interactive features, this album will dazzle young fans of all that is scaly, clawed and dangerous to encounter. Read full book review >

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LAB NOTES by Gerrie Nelson
Released: May 21, 2012

"An interesting yarn in need of a thorough edit and a better exploration of the main character's motives and personae."
Nelson's adventure thriller is the captivating story of a dedicated young ethnobotanist lured to work for a wealthy Texas research institute by her former mentor. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL LAUGHED by Gerrie Ferris Finger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"Dru's third (The Last Temptation, 2012, etc.) provides plenty of quirky characters and surprising revelations but leaves a few loose ends."
An ex-cop and her ex-partner reunite to solve a complex crime. Read full book review >

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MURMURS OF INSANITY by Gerrie Ferris Finger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2014

"A more polished mystery than Dru's last case (The Devil Laughed, 2013), with some interesting insights on performance art, including debates about whether it's art at all."
Murder as performance art. Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH WILD BLOOD by Gerrie Ferris Finger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"A heady mixture of thriller and mystery with so many red herrings that you'll need a trawler to catch them all."
A tracer of missing children investigates a murder involving an outlaw motorcycle gang. Read full book review >

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MARVELTOWN by Bruce McCall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The fantastical gouache paintings awe the eye with taffy colors, depicting a world where Star Wars meets the Jetsons, a place where if you can imagine it, you can make it happen. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Beginning with the exhilarating sky-skiing invented by the children of Marveltown, this picture book will thrill budding science-fiction enthusiasts. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S GOING ON by Nathan McCall
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Despite some flaws, this is a strong effort from the journalist turned essayist. (Author tour)"
McCall follows up his critically acclaimed autobiography Makes Me Wanna Holler (1994) with this eye-opening collection of personal essays on race and racism in America. Read full book review >

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THIN ICE by Bruce McCall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"McCall is always amusing, but his survivalist comic viewpoint is instructive, too, as a model for overcoming truly miserable circumstances."
New Yorker humorist McCall (Zany Afternoons, not reviewed) effectively cauterizes his own dysfunctional family with his trademark red-hot, rapier wit. Read full book review >

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THEM by Nathan McCall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Squirm-inducing, which surely was the author's intention."
From memoirist and journalist McCall (What's Going On: Personal Essays, 1997, etc.), a debut novel about an Atlanta neighborhood undergoing gentrification—or invasion, depending on your point of view. Read full book review >

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MESSENGER BIRD by Dan McCall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"The early medical anecdotes, with their ring of rough truth, are perfectly calculated to set up McCall's understated, elegiac plot."
The latest of McCall's active/sensitive heroes (Triphammer, 1990, etc.) is a young doctor who recalls his two-year tenure among the Mescalero Apaches in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"McCall bears witness in excruciating detail to the horrors that befell her, but readers may wish for more than just a chronicle of her experiences."
McCall's recollections of sexual abuse at the hands of her deeply damaged father add little literary merit to the already-overflowing shelf of survivor memoirs. Read full book review >