Search Results: "Heather MacTavish"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Utterly devoid of pity or easy sentimentality, deeply human and truly inspirational for musicians and nonmusicians alike."
Part survivor's memoir, part how-to guide for would-be survivors and their caregivers, featuring the titular trifecta plus a lifetime's worth of wit and received wisdom, acute observations, poetry and boundless good will. Read full book review >

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CHOMP! by Heather Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A playful, toothsome choice. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Animals chew their way into view. Read full book review >

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THE CEMETERY BOYS by Heather Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"A slick, spooky, chilling mystery. (Horror. 12-16)"
Stephen's family returns to his father's hometown in search of a fresh start, but the town's dark history threatens to swallow them whole. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING REAL by Heather Demetrios
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Sobering and thought-provoking ideas wrapped in an engaging plot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This chilling satire follows one teenager's efforts to escape from the reality TV franchise financially supporting her large family. Read full book review >

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NEVER CRY WEREWOLF by Heather Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Neither original nor well-developed, but fans of paranormal romance will enjoy this sweet debut. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Newly rich Shelby doesn't like her stepmother, and the feeling is mutual. Read full book review >

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WISDOM TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Heather Forest
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

As a companion to Wonder Tales from Around the World (1995, not reviewed), this is Forest's recasting of 50 fables, myths, anecdotes, and parables, all inviting readers to enjoy them as stories while picking out their barely concealed kernels of wisdom. Read full book review >

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PHILOSOPHIE THINLY CLOTHED by Heather Folsom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2003

"Instructive as parables, perhaps, but, as fiction, slim fare."
Psychiatrist Folsom's first collection of short-shorts—42 in all—offers an world filled entirely with women on the verge of discovery. Read full book review >

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THE MARRYING KIND by Heather Conrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A sometimes irreverent, sometimes poignant story of growing apart, growing together and growing up."
Sex in the City in the '70s and beyond. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"Fast-moving fluff, with hours of fun for anyone determined to figure out who the bad guys really are."
Zippy tell-all follows the misadventures of Corki Brown, professional coddler to the stars. Read full book review >

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LOST WAX by Heather Ramsdell
Released: May 1, 1998

"A tourist —unable to offer direction— is an apt trope for these austere, cryptic poems, which most resemble the later Beckett in their singularity of non-vision."
James Tate picked this first volume for the annual National Poetry Series, and it shares with him an absurdist sensibility expressed in angular diction and skewed syntax. Read full book review >