Search Results: "Jeanne McReynolds Parry"


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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Good, macabre fun. (Picture book. 9 & up)"
Well-deserved woe unto adults who do Dillweed wrong! Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF TIME by Glenna McReynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2000

"Heady fantasy, guaranteed to wow."
A time traveler passes through thousands of years to rescue a magical race from doom. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"And those pryf are a gas."
A first hardcover in which a love affair of erotic discovery and passion is staged against a background of horror and ancient rites in 12th-century Wales—and brought to a gripping conclusion in a chase through fantastic underground caverns. Read full book review >

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EIGHT DAYS GONE by Linda McReynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Still, nifty. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
The momentous Apollo 11 mission unfolds in pictures and rhyming verse. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA ROCKWELL'S WAR by Hannah Parry
Released: Aug. 18, 2012

"Imaginative and touching; like India, a sparkling jewel in the crown."
In Parry's debut novel, a 12-year-old orphan finds herself embroiled in a royal mystery. Read full book review >

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THAT FATEFUL LIGHTNING by Richard Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2000

"Awkward transitions and blustering characterizations of Twain, Sherman, and others don't undercut the emotional punch here: Parry's burnished Grant is nothing less than an American saint, whose proud but lonely end will bring tears from the most hardened Robert E. Lee fan."
Sentimental but stirring salute to Ulysses S. Grant that visits the former Civil War general and American president near the end of his life, as he suffers stoically with poverty and throat cancer while struggling to complete his memoirs. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF GLORY by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But his warrant to investigate rumors of an Irish insurrection in what ought to be one of President Lincoln's strongholds led to his predecessor's death, and threatens him as well with the violence Parry tracks from battlefields to back alleys."
After his wounding at Bull Run (Faded Coat of Blue, 1999) and his bout of typhoid, Welsh-born Captain Abel Jones is dispatched by Secretary of State Seward to New York's Finger Lakes region, apparently as far from the bloody theater of the Civil War as he can imagine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2001

"An extraordinary real-life adventure of men battling the elements and themselves, told with ice-cold precision."
The first American expedition to the North Pole provides a chilling twist on the true-crime genre in this historical detective story by novelist Parry (That Fateful Lighting, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE WINTER WOLF by Richard Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Most readers will look forward to Nate's return."
Parry's first hardcover launches the latter-day equivalent of a dime-novel series featuring an errant naif (Wyatt Earp's bastard son) and a worldly-wise sidekick who muddle through antic adventures on turn-of-the-century America's vanishing frontiers. Read full book review >