Search Results: "Laura T. Murphy"


BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVORS OF SLAVERY by Laura T. Murphy
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"An 'open condemnation' of modern slavery that builds powerfully by testimony."
First-person testimonies that probe the continued chilling practices of forced labor worldwide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1997

"Short and pungent, designed to be controversial, here's a blow at the child protection system from a knight who's been in the fray a long time and knows the enemy."
Blunt and authoritative, another indictment of a child welfare system that jumps abused children from home to foster care to mental institution to jail like pieces in a manic game of checkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Disposition of Remains by Laura T Emery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2013

"An engaging novel about a woman making her final exit on her own terms."
Emery's debut novel draws readers into a story of cancer, desperation and wild hope. Read full book review >

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What Remains of the Fair SimWHAT REMAINS OF THE FAIR SIMONETTAonetta by Laura T Emery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A strange yet touching account of a Renaissance-era love affair."
In this sequel, Emery (Disposition of Remains, 2013) offers a historical novel about a modern woman who suddenly finds herself in 15th-century Florence—as someone else. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2013

"The prose is sometimes sluggish and the recommendations perhaps quixotic, but the portrait of the university features stark lines and alarming colors."
How a large Midwestern state university (unnamed in this longitudinal study) does little to help young women move upward or outward from their working- and middle-class backgrounds. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MELTDOWN! by Jill Murphy
by Jill Murphy, illustrated by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A slice-of-life toddler story that squarely maintains focus on the toddler. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A parent-child power struggle at the grocery story provokes the titular meltdown. Read full book review >

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READY FOR SCHOOL, MURPHY? by Brendán Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Readers' empathy for Murphy will be very strong even before the final page turn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Worries over a doctor visit just may trump worries over going to school for one bigheaded, big-eyed, spiky-haired tyke. Read full book review >

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SAY HELLO LIKE THIS by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A hoot (pun intended). (Picture book. 1-4)"
Toddlers and their adults nationwide will welcome with open arms this clever coupling of animal sounds and lift-the-flap elements. Read full book review >

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ALL FOR ONE by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Astutely conveying a vital life lesson with aplomb while avoiding any treacly sentimentalism, this is definitely to be shared with any child navigating the rocky waters of peer relations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Murphy's lovable little monster, Marlon (The Last Noo-Noo, 1995) returns in a heartfelt and ultimately triumphant tale about being excluded. Read full book review >

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A DICTIONARY OF DANCE by Liz Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though this is a beginning taste of a complex subject, it will serve well as a first look at dance for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This introductory exploration of the world of dance offers one term, step or type of dance for each letter of the alphabet, from an arabesque to zones of the body. Read full book review >