Search Results: "Laurel Thatcher Ulrich"


BOOK REVIEW

WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2007

"An erudite, compelling examination."
A portrait of women engaged in the history-making business, as well as a meditation on the occasional burden of being immensely quotable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2001

"Another gem from the author of the Pulitzer- and Bancroft Prize-winning A Midwife's Tale (1990). (165 illustrations, 3 maps)"
A chronicle of New England cloth production—as well as an exploration of the production of history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While Ulrich creates an absorbing history of intimate lives, individuals' religious passions and acceptance of polygamy remain mysterious."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian investigates women's power and agency within the early Mormon community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUIET PIRATE by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Beleaguered introverts may give a hearty cheer, but neither the art nor the writing is particularly seaworthy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Even if the meek don't end up inheriting the Earth, sometimes they can bag a pirate ship. Read full book review >

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THE TOY FAIRY by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A fairy tale that's more morality than magic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to do when a boy won't clean his room? Read full book review >

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ROY MORELLI STEPS UP TO THE PLATE by Thatcher Heldring
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"With plenty of well-described baseball action and a protagonist to care about, this will be a hit with young baseball fans. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A .370 average is great in baseball but not so great in history class, and since Roy Morelli is failing history, his parents won't allow him to play for the Pilchuk All-Star team; he has to get a tutor and raise his grades first. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN ISLAND by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"This charming, engrossing tale set in a vividly realized world is expertly paced and will appeal to fans of wilderness adventure stories and character-driven relationship novels alike. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When the bell rings and the green boat emerges from the mist, gliding up into the cove, Jinny knows that it is time: time for her beloved Deen to leave and for a new child to take his place. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

An occasionally powerful collection of young people's memories and impressions of Northern Ireland's violent civil strife. Read full book review >

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Majestic Hollow by Laurel Veil
Released: April 8, 2014

"A lively, riveting monster tale that's fit for children and adults alike.
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Three preteens discover the secret spooky history of their small town in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A reader could suffocate in the overwrought melodramas, backwoods vernacular and western clichés that prop up this book."
A homesteader in post-Civil War Minnesota fights the elements, the natives and his own worst instincts on his passage to a new home. Read full book review >