Search Results: "Judith Kendall"


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OVERTIME by Judith Kendall
Released: July 28, 2010

"Romance fans will enjoy this tangled web of love and work amid the tumultuous backdrop of the changing times."
Kendall's debut combines romantic love and melodrama to explore changing gender roles and business relationships. Read full book review >

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ESKIMO BOY by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Pronouncing glossary of 21 Inupiaqu words. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In perceptive, skillfully composed color photos captioned with a brief text, a realistic portrait of seven-year-old Norman and his life year-round. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN GIRL by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Buried in the acknowledgements is a contact for others interested in traveling or working in Russia. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
An award-winning photojournalist (Eskimo Boy, 1992) focuses on a nine-year-old girl in Suzdal, an ancient Russian town 150 miles from Moscow. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nothing new here, but a decently told account all the same."
A joint biography of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald by cultural historian Taylor, who dwells on the disintegration of their marriage and Zelda's slow descent into madness. Read full book review >

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221 BC by Kendall Price
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An inventive blend of Egyptian history and magic, this dynastic tale opens what promises to be a stellar series."
Set against the backdrop of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in an alternate history linking the power of the pharaohs to magic, this first installment of a trilogy details the beginnings of a war pitting brother against brother. Read full book review >

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AMERICA'S OBSESSIVES by Joshua Kendall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"Do we care if a professionally successful person is a psychological mess? Not, it seems, if we get out of it a great smartphone or a well-organized library. Kendall delivers a mostly engaging history of a handful of America's 'obsessive innovators.'"
Kendall (Associate Fellow/Trumbull College, Yale Univ.; The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture, 2010, etc.) returns with a collection of minibiographies of obsessive personalities who transformed American life. Read full book review >

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DRIFT & DAGGER by Kendall Kulper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Unusual and highly engaging. (Paranormal adventure. 12-18) "
In an alternate 1850s, a boy with no magic struggles to survive in a world dominated by it. Read full book review >

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RANSOM FOR A RIVER DOLPHIN by Sarita Kendall
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

"Despite such shortcomings, an unusual book, and certainly a heartfelt one. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Carmenza, who lives in an Amazon Basin village in Colombia, contributes to her family's income by delivering shortwave radio messages to neighbors. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY by Jodi Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A beloved classic is reworked but lacks charm and heart-tugging strings. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Pigs are happiest living on a farm. Just ask Wilbur. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2011

"A gracefully told story that commands attention and confers on Webster deserved honor too long deferred."
Freelance journalist Kendall (The Man Who Made Lists: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus, 2008) tells the story of the remarkable Noah Webster (1758-1843)—lexicographer, political theorist, journalist, co-founder of Amherst College, polymath. Read full book review >

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Released: June 2, 2008

"Readers will quickly tire of decoding the puns in this take on politics."
A political parody in which dogs and cats represent Republicans and Democrats in an alternative-reality 2008 election year. Read full book review >