Search Results: "Jacqui Oakley"


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LIGHTING OUR WORLD by Catherine Rondina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This book will be useful as a starting point for teachers, librarians and students who want to search out some interesting festivals to compare and contrast, but it's not as enlightening as it could be. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Lights, bonfires, fireworks and candles: All are used throughout the world to celebrate a great range of holidays. Read full book review >

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ANNIE OAKLEY by Shirl Kasper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"A bit wide of the mark but with a worthy enough target to warrant readers giving it a shot. (Thirty illustrations.)"
A fact-filled, if flatly executed, attempt to uncover the truth behind an American legend, by Kansas City Star reporter Kasper. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE QUEEN OF SPADES by Oakley Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Has Oakley Hall really been this good all along, and if so why isn't his fiction better known?"
The veteran author of such high-spirited realistic romances as The Bad Lands (1978), among others, moves in on Caleb Carr's territory with this colorful historical picaresque. Read full book review >

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"A lively addition to that popular English subgenre, the academic novel: Oakley has fun with feminism and with her characters, but her situations and insights are largely passé."
A first novel by well-known feminist Oakley (Telling the Truth about Jerusalem, Taking it Like a Woman): an oddly dated academic satire about professors of either sex who have affairs and go to the library to find out what they mean. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT MEDICINE LODGE by Mardi Oakley Medawar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1999

"A dense, near-impenetrable forest of plots (large and small), a confusing parade of fussily described but unmemorable characters, and a suspense-less mystery—all make for the weakest of the author's work to date."
The year is 1867, and the Kiowahs, among other Indian tribes, are sending representatives to a meeting with US Government bigwigs and their soldier escort at Medicine Lodge, Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH by Colleen Oakley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A romantic, sweet story about taking chances and living life fully."
A woman with a rare allergy—to other people—is forced to step outside her house and open herself up to the world. Read full book review >

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AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE ACE OF SHOOTS by Oakley Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2005

"For all its snappy period color, Bierce's fifth, cluttered with motives and killers from past and present, isn't up to the high standard of his first four (Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls, 2003, etc.)."
Wild West intrigue threatens to overwhelm 1892 San Francisco, but not celebrity journalist Ambrose Bierce and his colleague and amanuensis Tom Redmond. Read full book review >

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BEFORE I GO by Colleen Oakley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"This emotional novel will make readers laugh through their tears."
A dying woman tries to find a new wife for her husband in this sobfest from debut novelist Oakley. Read full book review >

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