Search Results: "Judi McMahon"


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IF THEY ASK ME, I COULD WRITE A BOOK by Judi McMahon
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A sometimes intriguing but overwritten slice of American life."
An exhaustive fictionalized account of the author's life and American culture in the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF ADDY McMAHON by Katie Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A well-crafted view of a child's inner struggles and emotional growth. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Addy believes her Grandmother when she claims the "family curse" has been lurking for several generations. Read full book review >

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TRAIN! by Judi Abbot
by Judi Abbot, illustrated by Judi Abbot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"While this isn't guaranteed to lessen readers' own obsessions, it sure is fun to read aloud. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A train ride is a mind-opening experience for a young train lover. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 1992

"Glossary; chronology; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The heroic efforts of the International Crane Foundation to preserve a severely endangered species through education, a multinational breeding program, and an airlift of eggs from Siberia to central Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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FAT AND FURIOUS by Judi Hollis
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Hollis offers the usual self-help lingo, realistically, if sometimes simplistically, examining issues of power and gender to offer a slightly different approach to eating disorders. (Author tour)"
Hollis (Fat is a Family Affair, not reviewed) maps the journey of self-examination that women must take to heal food obsessions She contends that we are seeing epidemic levels of compulsive eating, anorexia, and bulimia, and that these eating disorders stem from rage toward the ``mother-daughter wound'' as mothers, not knowing any better, pass on lies, pain, and disappointment to their daughters. Read full book review >

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AND FURTHERMORE by Judi Dench
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Great actress, mediocre memoir."
Dench recalls her illustrious career in this rather flavorless memoir, tracking her storied performances in a staggering number of classical and contemporary stage works, TV series and films. Read full book review >

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THE NURSERY by Judi Culbertson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"The stage seems set for a Robin-Cook-among-the-midwives scenario, and debut novelist Culbertson does provide her share of shivers and screams, but without ever losing sight of the everyday tragedy of Caroline's grieving or the logic even a nightmare like hers ought to have."
Caroline Denecke's nightmare is only beginning when, awakened by strange noises at 2 a.m., she creeps into the nursery to find her ten-day-old adopted son Zach missing and then, when her husband Joe returns with her, dead in his crib. Read full book review >

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L.A. MENTAL by Neil McMahon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The plot reads as if dashed off to meet a deadline, but the book is somewhat redeemed by decent writing."
Seasoned mystery writer McMahon (Dead Silver, 2008, etc.) steps into a new genre with his first thriller. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON ROOMS by Katharine McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A fine, compassionate, elegiac combination of human and courtroom drama—the author's best yet."
Another inventive, nuanced historical novel from McMahon (The Rose of Sebastopol, 2009, etc.), again focused on a progressive female protagonist constrained by the expectations of her era. Read full book review >