Search Results: "Juliet Groom"


BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE GOD LOVES ME by Juliet Groom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A sweet, colorful start for a Christian spiritual journey. (Board book. 2-4)"
A cheery child gives thanks to God. Read full book review >

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SUCH A PRETTY, PRETTY GIRL by Winston Groom
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"Pleasantly thoughtless, told with wit and without pretense. (Author tour)"
A study in decay, showing what happens when an apparently nice girl is forced to confront her own vice: by the author of Forrest Gump (1986), etc. Johnny Lightfoot, like many a small-town boy made good, can never really find his ease among the great and the good of high society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A gripping document of a brilliant era in our history and a few of the men who helped make it so."
Joint biography of three legendary pilots. Read full book review >

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VICKSBURG, 1863 by Winston Groom
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2009

"Vivid Civil War storytelling in the tradition of Shelby Foote."
Novelist and historian Groom (Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans, 2006, etc.) recalls the Union's campaign against Vicksburg, Miss., "the Gibraltar of the West." Read full book review >

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I WORE THE OCEAN IN THE SHAPE OF A GIRL by Kelle Groom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"A visceral, darkly lyrical narrative that reads with the immediacy and rawness of an open wound."
A critically acclaimed poet's account of her anguished descent into alcoholism and self-destruction. Read full book review >

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THE GENERALS by Winston Groom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Military history that reads like a novel, full of great stories and vivid scenes."
Interwoven biographies of three of the great American military leaders of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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GUMP & CO. by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Guess which Oscar-winning actor Gump runs into at Elaine's? (Film rights to Paramount; author tour)"
An infrequently funny sequel to 1986's wildly successful (via movie) Forrest Gump. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Proper fantasy, balanced between epic and personal; this promises to be an engrossing series, with intimations of bigger things ahead. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
In an alternate ancient British Isles, an intrepid heroine may save the kingdom from its wicked ruler. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"A general but solid primer on the state of sharks today and a plea for their protection."
Washington Post environmental reporter Eilperin (Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives, 2006) travels the globe to explore the complex relationship between sharks and humans, issuing a passionate call for the protection of these diverse and majestic creatures. Read full book review >

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WORDSWORTH by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Exhaustive and intimately connected to the English landscape, but lacking the big picture."
English biographer Barker (The Brontës, 1995) sifts tediously and joylessly through the ponderous life of the great nature poet, friend to Coleridge and later laureate of England. Read full book review >

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WILDWOOD DANCING by Juliet Marillier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"However, the consuming gothic love of Tati and Sorrow, and Jena's burdened but intoxicating relationship with her own slow-to-show true love, will sweep romance fans away. (author's note, glossary, pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Two Grimm's tales, a Transylvanian forest and purple prose combine in an entrancing rush of romance. Read full book review >