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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"For any who might think race relations and conditions in African-American communities have been improving since the hard-won civil-rights victories of the 50's and 60's: a devastating, full- bodied reality check."
Hopelessness, anguish, and anger seethe through this riveting account, by Washington Post reporter McCall, of one man's roller- coaster rise from the violent, self-annihilating street life of his generation to a respectable position above the fray. 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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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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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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ATTACK OF THE GIANT ROBOT CHICKENS by Alex McCall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Kids saving themselves from the egg-pocalypse: priceless. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 8-12)"
Robot chicken apocalypse...no one saw that coming! Read full book review >

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A WIDE AND CAPABLE REVENGE by Thomas McCall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

"Though it runs out of mystery before it runs out of pages, this is a likable, fast-moving debut for McCall and his appealing heroine, who seems well placed for a series."
When Eva Ramirez is shot four times through the confessional door in Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, one-legged Lt. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Pura Belpré winner McCall delivers an ambitious, sardonically relevant historical novel—a must-read, complex twist on a political Shakespearean tragedy. (cast of characters, author's note, further reading, sources, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In the early 1900s in Texas, the Mexican Revolution crosses the border, dividing the brown-skinned gente (people) from the white authority of the Texas Rangers. Read full book review >