Search Results: "Ginny Maier"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"An engrossing account by an observant and insightful journalist reporting the most important story of his life, with additional input from his loyal and spirited caretaker. (Postscript by son Michael not seen.)"
A candid and moving account by Frank Maier, Newsweek's Chicago bureau chief, with help from his wife Ginny, of what it is like to face a death sentence from terminal liver disease and then be reprieved by the technological miracle of a liver transplant. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN SKY by Ginny Rorby
ANIMALS
Released: March 19, 1996

"Outweighing these concerns are the book's strong points: Buddy's distinctive voice and well-developed characterization, a beautifully evoked setting, and an emotionally satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A flawed but worthy first novel about Buddy, 12. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SPEAK DOLPHIN by Ginny Rorby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Dolphin lovers will appreciate this look at our complicated relationship with these marine mammals. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Is dolphin-assisted therapy so beneficial to patients that it's worth keeping a wild dolphin captive? Read full book review >

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COURSE CORRECTION by Ginny Gilder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"A passionate memoir of a woman rower who battled numerous odds in search of becoming the best in her sport."
How one woman overcame numerous obstacles to become an Olympic silver medalist in rowing. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MARRY A MATADOR by Ginny Baird
Released: July 3, 2012

"Unremarkable contemporary romance, cleverly plotted but vague and implausible in the details, and lacking the spark that makes travel romance sizzle."
An American woman traveling to Madrid for an acquisition deal wakes up to find herself married to her dramatic and attractive Spanish colleague; she must decide whether she will seek an annulment or give in to her new husband's pleas to stay married. Read full book review >

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LOST IN THE RIVER OF GRASS by Ginny Rorby
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Rorby cleverly offers only subtle hints that Sarah is African-American and Andy is white until late in the story, adding depth to this survival story framed within the story of an outsider. (Adventure. 12-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sarah's new classmates at Glades Academy don't welcome her—she's there on scholarship, and her mother works in the school cafeteria. Read full book review >

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THE OUTSIDE OF A HORSE by Ginny Rorby
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Manipulative and overwrought—the last book to give to a horse-mad 13-year-old girl. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Sentimentality battles cruelty in this overdrawn middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN LIONS ROAR by Thomas Maier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"As this thick book jumps back and forth between the two families, Maier sometimes strains to link all the words and deeds, but his research carries the book along as interesting anecdotes continue to emerge."
Journalist Maier (Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love, 2009, etc.) pieces together a multigenerational saga of two renowned families.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 1998

"Maier is masterful at the fast sprint of reportage, but he's simply unable to go the distance with this book."
A hopeful, if not entirely convincing, prismatic portrait of Africa in transition, by a longtime Africa correspondent for the Independent of England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 1997

"Arguably, the best book ever written on the Declaration of Independence. (First printing of 30,000)"

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But will the public, outside the media world, be interested in this mediocre effort? (16 pages of photos, not seen) (First printing of 60,000)"
Partly a biography of ``the most influential media baron of our time,'' more a critique of that baron's stewardship of the public interest, an ambitious assemblage that falls short of a strong narrative or full indictment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. SPOCK by Thomas Maier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"More than just a biography, this book necessarily tells the broader story of the nation in the second half of the 20th century—a period that Spock, with his revolutionary theories, helped to shape. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at Dr. Benjamin Spock, the guru of parenting who, as is often the case with experts, failed to heed his own advice. Dr. Spock may have been America's pediatric answer man, but at home he was aloof and emotionally distant, a man more concerned with appearances than with finding real solutions to the problems that plagued his family. Read full book review >