Search Results: "Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie"


BOOK REVIEW

A WORD'S A BIRD by Orel Protopopescu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2013

"Enchanting artwork, tranquil sound effects and the narrator's soothing voice all add to the serenity. But the interaction and poetry are so fleeting, this app feels like an incomplete sentence. (requires iPad 2+) (iPad storybook app 2-5)"
This bilingual (French/English) springtime rhyme is lovely and charming in many ways, but underneath, it's a scant offering that may leave readers wondering, "Is that all?" Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"This threatens at first to be a one-joke story, but gradually the people become more real, the writing more honest. When it stops going for the laughs, it gets them anyway, along with a whole passel of genuine emotions."
A professional, city-living woman up and moves herself and boyfriend to a farm, where everything is way different from what she's used to. Eventually, she and boyfriend find true happiness. It really happened, she says. The End. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Laskas is an endearing, scrambled character, her swarming thoughts torturing readers as they torture her."
A chattery yet appealing return to the turf of Fifty Acres and a Poodle (2000): the author's life on and off Sweetwater Farm in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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MIND GAMES by Jeanne Marie Grunwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2003

"A good source list of actual adult and children's publications related to the subject is included as part of the report's bibliography and will be appreciated by those who remain curious and attentive enough to read through the whole story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The six members of the Clearview Middle School Mad Science Club are inadvertently brought together during an after-school registration snafu. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Highly informative and thoroughly entertaining."
A glimpse inside the lives of the unsung people who do the work that keeps America ticking. Read full book review >

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CONCUSSION by Jeanne Marie Laskas
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Effectively sobering. Suffice it to say that Pop Warner parents will want to armor their kids from head to toe upon reading it."
A maddening, well-constructed tale of medical discovery and corporate coverup, set in morgues, laboratories, courtrooms, and football fields. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POSSESSION AT LOUDUN by Michel de Certeau
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"The best rendering of Satan's forays into old Catholic France remains Aldous Huxley's still vital Devils of Loudun. Go there first. (32 illustrations, not seen)"
A scholarly work for hardy souls who enjoy reading about tortured ones. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Solid, easily assimilated evidence showing how microbes are an integral part of a child's healthy life."
Why dirt and microbes are good for your child. Read full book review >