Search Results: "Linda LaMura McFadden"


BOOK REVIEW

DAWN IN A TIMID SKY by Linda LaMura McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2013

"Big, brash and full of passion and warmth."
This "Italian /American Gone With the Wind" is an epic drama of romantic, filial and patriotic love played out over two centuries in two equally troubled nations. Read full book review >

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TREECAT by Jackie McFadden
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Plot twists, magic, danger and action keep this YA fantasy novel moving swiftly along."
Unlikely allies team up to save a forest in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Lovers of pepper will rejoice over this combination cookbook and history lesson."
A complete guide to this complex, mysterious and often overlooked kitchen staple. Read full book review >

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SO HAPPY TOGETHER by Maryann McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"A busy plot, rendered in listless prose and populated by one-dimensional characters."
A middle-aged woman anticipates new freedom, only to have troubles land on her with a vengeance, in McFadden's follow-up to The Richest Season (2008). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 2007

"An empowering extended metaphor that yields an array of useful advice."
A pilot, minister, and business consultant outlines how to be "pilot in command" in order to achieve one's unique purpose in this debut Christian self-help guide. Read full book review >

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THE RICHEST SEASON by Maryann McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Cloying and sentimental, but McFadden gets points for earnestness and for nature writing—unfortunately for the turtles, Pawleys Island tourism may increase."
A previously self-published debut novel about a "corporate wife" who flees her family to learn, and impart, valuable lessons about togetherness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Challenging but invariably eloquent and elegant answers to the most fundamental questions of all: What is life? What is mind? (12 b&w illustrations)"
A scientist argues persuasively that both life and consciousness are quantum phenomena. Read full book review >

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HELLO RUBY by Linda Liukas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Ditch the anemic story and nerd-pandering, but keep the nifty activity book. (glossary) (Fiction/activity book. 5-8)"
Originally a Kickstarter project, this chapter-book/workbook hybrid seeks to introduce programming to young readers. Read full book review >

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YOU BE YOU by Linda Kranz
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A good choice to help children consider similarities and differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many fish in the sea—and they are all different. Read full book review >

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HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >