Search Results: "Gretchen Morgenson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"Extremely timely given growing fears about the possibility of another financial crash."
New York Times business correspondent Morgenson (The Capitalists' Bible, 2009, etc.) and investment consultant Rosner combine their expertise in a fresh look at the causes of the 2008 mortgage meltdown. Read full book review >

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JEANNETTE RANKIN by Gretchen Woelfle
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"A welcome addition to the short list of titles for young readers about this important figure. (timeline, bibliography, source notes, index not seen) (Biography. 9-14)"
Jeannette Rankin was born in Montana and spent her life working hard for women and for peace. Read full book review >

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POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Readers for whom spooky encounters and brushes with violence suffice in the absence of rich characterization and fool-proof logistics will race through the pages. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Debut author McNeil redefines the fallen-from-grace tradition in this paranormal tale of warring angels, demonic possessions and first loves. Read full book review >

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JOYRIDE by Gretchen Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Some will want to balance this employer's-eye view of migrant labor with books such as S. Beth Atkin's Voices from the Fields (1993, not reviewed), but Olson knows how to keep readers turning the pages. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An affluent Oregon teenager undergoes some value adjustment when he's forced to help a grower with the strawberry harvest in this earnest and engaging debut. Read full book review >

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I'M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL by Gretchen McNeil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A quintessential thinking gal's love story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A math whiz develops a formula to fix her high school experience. Read full book review >

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MAQUETTE FOR MURDER by Gretchen Sprague
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Battle-hardened readers, though, may well share Martha's reaction to the dirt she digs up on the late Kent Reed: 'So what?'"
The good news is that the scale model of Williamsburg fabric sculptor Hannah Gold's latest installation, Love, is an unqualified success when she unveils it to a select group of friends and rivals. Read full book review >

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THE GRID by Gretchen Bakke
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"A lively analysis of the challenges renewables present to the production and distribution of electricity."
A primer on the challenges facing a power industry in transition. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN GOOD COMPANY by Gretchen Sprague
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 1997

Talk about starting with a bang. Read full book review >

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THEENA’S LANDING by Gretchen Craig
Released: March 1, 2011

"The backwaters of post-Civil War South Florida could hardly be further apart from ancient Greece, yet Craig infuses her coming-of-age tale with the pathos and heroism one might find in myths, but on an all-too-human scale."
Seemingly alone after the death of her father, Theena bravely faces a frightening world that is often unfriendly to young women just trying to survive in Craig's historical novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"More about the experience of a single professional American woman than about what life in Iraq has to offer an expat. Not recommended."
Surface-level, chick-lit-style memoir about the life of an English-language teacher in a small town in Iraq. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Not much meat on these bones."
A fan's notes on Winnie the Tory, tanked-up inventor of the tank and stalwart captain of Team UK in its finest hour. Read full book review >