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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ARE YOU MY MOMMY? by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Solid but not a standout in the genre. (Board book. 9 mos.-2)"
A little pup pokes around the barnyard in search of its mother. Read full book review >

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UTTERLY LOVELY ONE by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A nice choice to share at bedtime or cuddled close, this provides a good introduction to animal babies for the youngest children, who will recognize the differing fledglings as being not unlike themselves. (Picture book. 1-4)"
There are many lovely babies in the world, but only one belongs to Mama… Read full book review >

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THE ALPHABET KEEPER by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2003

"A bright bit of imagination worthy of the old television show The Electric Company. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dark-haired lady in a shapeless overcoat keeps the letters of the alphabet caged until they escape into a witty and inventive story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCOPOTAMUS by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"With 49 possible combinations, this is a book that can be looked at over and over again. What fun! (Board book. 2-4)"
Mix and match the seven wild animals to create new crazy animals with silly names. Read full book review >