Search Results: "Heather McDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A mildly funny book lacking any key takeaways or lessons—good for somebody looking for an easy read to kill time."
Chelsea Lately writer and producer McDonald (You'll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again, etc.) offers a collection of stories about her personal and professional lives. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: Motel California
BFF Charm: Goose and Maverick
Swoonworthy Scale:
 10
Talky Talk: She Says, He Remembers
Bonus Factors:
 Semper Fi, Depiction of Poverty, Kitschy Motel
Relationship Status: Take My Breath Away

 

Cover Story: Motel California

Thank you, Henry Holt and Co., for resisting the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SP4RX by Wren McDonald
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A pulls-no-punches techno-thriller; think Mr. Robot meets The Stepford Wives. (Graphic science fiction. 15 & up)"
In a gritty future, hackers must fight an evil corporation trying to turn humans into mechanically altered zombies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEATHER by Jill McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"While McDonald's art is delightful and the Hello, World! series appears to be promising, she should stick to topics that are close to home. (Board book. 2-4)"
Two youngsters learn about weather and the clothing it requires in this simple introduction that launches the Hello, World! series. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT IGUANA LEFT HOME by Megan McDonald
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It is full of love, independence, and natural law, and the slice of biogeography can't hurt. (Picture book. 5-9)"
It's not that Iguana is angry or anything. Read full book review >

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THE BONE KEEPER by Megan McDonald
Released: March 1, 1999

"The coloring and textures embody the desert setting in the evening, showing the fearsome cave and sandy shadows that wait to release the mystery of the bones. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From McDonald (Tundra Mouse, 1997, etc.), a haunting, dramatic glimpse of the Bone Keeper, a trickster with special transformational powers. Read full book review >

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SPELLBOUND by Janet McDonald
FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2001

"Although the ending is a little unbelievable and pat, on the whole it's satisfyingly hopeful. (Fiction. YA)"
Raven Jefferson is 16 and lives with her mother in a housing project in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKING ON A MOONBEAM by Bill McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2017

"Poetry can't produce a lost parent, but as this collection demonstrates, it can leave a meaningful legacy behind."
After a long career in the U.S. space and national defense programs, a debut author turns to poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKYLAR IN YANKEELAND by Gregory Mcdonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Perhaps the liveliest of Mcdonald's recent books, though the multiple domestic crises never do grow together—you can just see Mcdonald ticking them off as he wraps each one up and soldiers on to the next."
Even apart from their dinner for an unnamed foreign ambassador, it's been quite a Labor Day weekend for redneck sexpot Skylar Whitfield's northern cousins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EL GAVILAN by Craig McDonald
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"McDonald offers another gritty, violent mystery (One True Sentence, 2011, etc.) in this exploration of both sides of a divisive problem."
An Ohio town is racked by violence in a clash of cultures. Read full book review >

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FLETCH REFLECTED by Gregory Mcdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"And the younger Fletch is the dumbest audience-broadening stunt since Paul Drake Jr."
A week after getting his legendary rogue journalist father I.M. Fletcher to help complete and file his exposÇ of the white-supremacist Tribe (Son of Fletch, 1993), Jack Fletcher Faoni is already infiltrating another shuttered little society. Read full book review >

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MR. DARWIN'S SHOOTER by Roger McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Brilliant work: an Australian novel that merits comparison with Patrick White's masterpiece, A Fringe of Leaves."
A spectacular tale of 19th-century exploration and the conflict between science and religion, all based on Charles Darwin's famous voyage of discovery aboard HMS Beagle. Read full book review >