Search Results: "Latayne C. Scott"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Scripture and science meet in a pop-archaeological text; Scripture prevails."
The story of the author's claim to have found long-lost Sodom, the world's most wicked city. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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AN EAR TO THE GROUND by Scott C. Davis
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"An interesting and admirable endeavor by Davis and his independent publishing company, but there's too much that simply isn't good and too little that thematically brings it all together. (78 b&w illustrations)"
Designed ``as a salon'' for new writers from the East and West coasts, according to editor Davis (The World of Patience Gromes, 1988), this wildly uneven collection of essays claims ``local truth'' as its unifying theme, though many of the 78 entries have nothing to do with coastal locales. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2013

"Gripping, emotional depictions of the conflicts that rage in the interior and exterior worlds of a spy—and of a journalist."
A former Newsweek foreign correspondent reviews his often perplexing experiences as the son of a CIA operative. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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MY HEART IS BROKEN, BUT MY RESOLVE IS NOT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2 - Eleventy Billion
Talky Talk: Switcheroo
Bonus Factor:
 Untold Stories
Relationship Status: Actually, Could You Introduce Me to Your (Nonfiction) Friend?

Cover Story: Obscured Big Face

As stunning – and familiar – as this is ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2007

"The laborious agonies of creating beauty, captured in relaxed, anecdotal prose."
Investigative visits with some gung-ho rose-lovers, who reveal their methods, motivation and super-competitive ways. Read full book review >

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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Scott paints a true picture of the ups and downs of classroom life; her plot is slight and the outcome no surprise, but readers will be drawn to the jacket painting and the relaxed narrative style, peppered with humorous journal entries written from the two girls' perspectives. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This slice-of-life story concerns a timid girl who becomes friends with an outgoing classmate, a misunderstanding between them, and the lesson that "real friends find ways to make up." Read full book review >

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KICKING THE CAN by Scott C. Glennie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An ambitious novel but one that may lack universal appeal."
Glennie's debut thriller offers a plot that hinges on solving the U.S. health care crisis. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2000

"A good choice for the parent collection. (Parent Collection)"
Clinical psychologists Thurber and Malinowski use their own experiences as campers and camp staff to guide parents in the search for the perfect camp experience for their children. Read full book review >