Search Results: "Joan Quigley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"First-rate research and journalism combine to tell a sad, often infuriating tale."
The descendant of Centralia, Penn., miners, former Miami Herald reporter Quigley reveals the moral complexities and political machinations surrounding the underground fires that virtually destroyed this small Pennsylvania town. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Quigley's narrative of Terrell and her court case is especially relevant in the wake of numerous well-publicized killings of black citizens by police officers and the latest wave of black activism."
A retelling of the events leading up to the landmark civil rights Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co., Inc., which invalidated segregated restaurants in the city in 1953.Read full book review >

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ARMED AND FEMALE by Paxton Quigley
Released: May 2, 1989

"While you are sitting comfortably watching television," advises Quigley, "get to know your weapon. Read full book review >

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ALL THINGS MURDER by Jeanne Quigley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2014

"Quigley supplies more hugging, kissing and backbiting than actual suspense, especially since Veronica's detection skills partly rely on overhearing key conversations, but her genial debut ably captures small-town living and a sense of class and family."
In Quigley's debut, a former star of daytime drama solves a hometown mystery in the Adirondacks. Read full book review >

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MURDER, BY GEORGE by Jeanne Quigley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2016

"As chatty and replete with hometown detail as Quigley's debut (All Things Murder, 2014). But gentle humor and an amiable lead make up for all those digressions."
A contested case of finders keepers turns deadly in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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TMI by Sarah Quigley
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"The novel's preachy tone will inspire some eye-rolling, as when Becca earnestly remarks that she's 'lucky to have such a caring stepdad,' and she seems suspiciously well-adjusted at the end, despite how things turn out for her—Pollyanna in MySpace. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Becca can't keep her mouth shut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"'The unending tragedy of Reconstruction is the utter inability of the American mind to grasp its real significance,' W.E.B. DuBois once remarked. Quigley's look at Reconstruction history in an unexpected quarter is a welcome addition to the scholarly literature."
Legal lynchings, anti-civil rights demonstrations, official indifference to acts of violence against African-Americans: welcome to New York, ca. 1865. Read full book review >

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BEES by Andrea  Quigley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A solid worker for any library collection, but this wouldn't make it as the queen. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
A green-themed instructive read, this will have nature enthusiasts buzzing. Read full book review >

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SPACE by Mike Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A one-trick pony, grounded by uneven production values and low octane content. (index) (Novelty nonfiction. 9-12)"
Aside from a design gimmick, there's not much worth notice in this routine, scattershot history of space flight. Read full book review >

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PIG AND TOAD BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by Dayle  Quigley
Released: July 23, 2012

"A sweet tale of friendship, the children's stories of Pig and Toad will resonate with readers of all ages."
Quigley's picture book is a cheery story of friendship. Read full book review >

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MILES AWAY FROM HOME by Joan Cottle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Comical watercolors follow the story, the best being Miles doing the limbo, arms splayed and head thrown back, at a beach party thrown in his honor after his resurrection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It happens often enough: Your best intentions are misinterpreted, or go awry, and you get nothing but grief for your trouble, nothing but trouble for your acts of kindness. Read full book review >