Search Results: "Jennifer Emery"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ALPHABED by Margriet Ruurs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This tortuous bedtime search for a missing animal is one to miss. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As a young child is tucked under her animal quilt, she realizes that one of the animals is missing. Read full book review >

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MOVING DAY by Ralph Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A fine collection. (Poetry. 7-14)"
Thirty-four brief poems express the volatile responses of 12-year-old Fletch to these "six poisonous words: We're going to move to Ohio." Read full book review >

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SHEILA SAYS WE'RE WEIRD by Ruth Ann Smalley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"A good-humored guide to environmentally responsible behavior, all the more convincing (and refreshing) for being indirect. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Right along with a nosy young neighbor, children get an eyeful of a family's sustainable lifestyle. Read full book review >

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OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2014

"Lord successfully adapts classic elements of adult romance novels into a love story gentle enough for younger readers. (Romance. 12-18)"
Reagan joins her best friend Delilah's summer concert tour to escape some poor decisions and break some bad habits, finding romance and complication instead. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 17, 2017

"Readers will share Emery's lack of nostalgia for this half-forgotten weapon, but they will admire this satisfying combination of technical background, battlefield fireworks, biographies of colorful major figures, and personal anecdotes from individual soldiers."
An illumination of the "little understood and…poorly documented" story of a significant piece of the "history of chemical warfare in the United States." Read full book review >

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THE START OF ME AND YOU by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 31, 2015

"A sweet story about forging an identity beyond tragedy. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Life doesn't have to be defined by death, but try telling that to sympathetic strangers. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

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How I beat Satan...and the I.R.S. by Mark Emery
Released: June 2, 2015

"A short series of daredevil tricks and stunts to fight the IRS; use at your own risk."
Emery (One Freeman's War, 2015) explains his struggles with—and victories against—the Internal Revenue Service.Read full book review >

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THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sweet story that trips on its own eagerness to tug at the heartstrings. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Lucy learns that her mother's cancer has reoccurred, she reacts with anger that affects her relationship with her parents, her boyfriend, and God. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"A first-rate and clear exposition of a complex and bizarre episode that traumatized America and tested the vitality of its political system. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 35,000; authour tour)"
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, Emery (consultant for a Discovery Channel tie-in and former London Times executive editor) provides some new details in engagingly retelling the ``compelling story of botched government.'' It may seem that the Watergate scandal should be well- documented by now, but many of the facts are still unclear, and the accounts of the principals often conflict. Read full book review >

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ONE FREEMAN'S WAR by Mark Emery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2015

"Unpersuasive political fiction."
Emery's debut novel describes one man's resistance toward the American government. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ON A SAINT by Anne Emery
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Emery (Cecilian Vespers, 2009, etc.) skillfully blends homicide with wit, music, theology, quirky characters and a Nova Scotian atmosphere."
A blues-singing lawyer, an opera-loving priest and a loudmouthed talk-show host rock Halifax in this offbeat whodunit. Read full book review >