Search Results: "Jefferson Morley"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2012

"Elegant and nimble history of a series of events likely unknown to many readers."
A sprightly social history of the convergence of pro- and anti-slavery agitators in the city of Washington during the explosive summer of 1835. Read full book review >

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FARMYARD SONG by Carol Morley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

With a repetitive rhyme, Morley introduces the sounds of animals in an imaginative look at a farmyard. Read full book review >

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COME SUNDAY by Isla Morley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2009

"Intense, unsparing, dark and often downbeat, but distinguished by an impassioned, poetic voice."
South African-born Morley's confident debut explores the intense grief that follows a child's accidental death. Read full book review >

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THE SPIDER AND THE DOVES by Farah Morley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Although a little too wordy for younger listeners, this is one of the more attractive books on Islam's origins. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
The lowly spider is a strong hero in this traditional story about Muhammad. Read full book review >

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MY NEW BIG-KID BED by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A big-time missed opportunity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fears of a new bed can be complicated when a dinosaur's added to the mix. Read full book review >

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ABOVE by Isla Morley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A whole host of interesting ideas stuffed into a lopsided structure that doesn't support the author's high ambitions. Still, very intriguing and provocative."
South Africa-born Morley makes a wild U-turn from the semiautobiographical Come Sunday (2009) to write a captivity novel that morphs into a post-apocalyptic adventure. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF BOWIE by Paul Morley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Bowie still deserves a full-dress serious biography, which would benefit from a touch of this book's reckless spirit."
A lengthy critical tribute to David Bowie's pop-cultural legacy, with a particular emphasis on his epochal 1970s work. Read full book review >

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MATH FABLES TOO by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A seamless blend of pleasure and purpose sandwiched between an introduction for adults and a closing page of recapitulated science facts. (Nonfiction poetry. 4-7)"
Anything but a one-trick pony, Tang offers not only math concepts in his latest collection of verse, but natural history, challenging vocabulary, wordplay and wisdom to boot. Read full book review >

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THE FEAST OF FOOLS by John David Morley
Released: Jan. 20, 1995

"Beer with too much head."
British-born Morley (The Case of Thomas N., 1987) fails to put Munich on the literary map in a pretentious second novel that makes the city the heart of a heavily symbolic structure, as creaky as the scenery for Munich's famed carnival balls. Read full book review >