Search Results: "Laurie McGraw"


BOOK REVIEW

LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >

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MAD DOG MCGRAW by Myron Uhlberg
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"A delightful story, but children shouldn't take its lesson too seriously when dealing with strange 'mad dogs.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
Love conquers fear in a charming story about a boy and a fearsome dog. Read full book review >

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CHIEF SUNRISE, JOHN MCGRAW, AND ME by Timothy Tocher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Engaging and engrossing. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Hank Cobb runs away from an abusive, dangerous father. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Glossary; chronology; further reading. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
An installment in the ``Time Quest'' series alternates scientific assessment and valid speculation about the recently discovered skeletons at Herculaneum with a fictional reconstruction of Vesuvius's eruption. Read full book review >

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THE STRIPED SHIPS by Eloise McGraw
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Solid, entertaining historical fiction that will appeal to Sutcliff's readers and that also has many interesting parallels with books about WW II. (Fiction. 12+)"
At 11, Juliana witnesses the first wave of the Norman's invasion in 1066. Read full book review >

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The Knife Thrower's Wife by Sheila McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vivid, twisting tale of midlife awakening."
Sleepwalker Cassie Green, lately painting violent dreamscapes featuring her husband, becomes suspect in his death in this debut thriller/mystery. Read full book review >

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THE SEAMSTRESS OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD by Erin McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A workshoppy affair in which not much happens. Sewing buffs, however, may learn a thing or two."
Or, Coco Chanel goes to Kansas, and gets the heck out. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LIFE by Erin McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2004

"Skilled so-so stories in the main, with one or two real zingers."
Eleven longish stories that hit about as often as they miss, in a second collection from McGraw (Lies of the Saints, 1996). Read full book review >

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A GRAIN OF TRUTH by C.P. McGraw
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Immerses the reader in its uncomplicated world, enjoyable history and well-explored plot."
Set in a 14th-century French city, McGraw's novel tracks one man's search for a malicious murderer. Read full book review >

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THE END OF COUNTRY by Seamus McGraw
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"An unusual—and successful—marriage of memoir and investigative journalism."
Part memoir, part investigative report about what happened when the natural-gas industry arrived in rural northeastern Pennsylvania in 2007. Read full book review >

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THE MOORCHILD by Eloise McGraw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"McGraw (Tangled Webb, 1993, etc.) makes of Saaski's struggles an emotionally satisfying story; the moor, where Saaski's two lives intersect, is an especially evocative setting. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Moql's father is human and her mother one of the Moorfolk, who live beneath the moor. Read full book review >