Search Results: "Linda Medley"


BOOK REVIEW

CASTLE WAITING by Linda Medley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2006

"A sweetly appealing tale that's ambitious beyond its means."
Looping fairytale that begins and ends in the same sprawling castle. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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NOT THE PIANO, MRS. MEDLEY! by Evan Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Schindler deftly extends the humor with his overdressed, irrepressible Mrs. Medley and long-suffering Max. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Levine's first book is a tall tale with a role reversal guaranteed to amuse: Max's grandma, Mrs. Medley, takes half the day to get to the beach—she keeps going home for more stuff. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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Journey of Perseverance and Accomplishments by John S. Medley
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"An instructive, if sometimes dry, guide to effective, principled leadership in the battlefield and the boardroom."
The career of an Army sergeant major-turned-Ph.D. offers lessons for aspiring leaders. Read full book review >

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WHISPERING WIND by C. J. Medley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A sturdy fantasy tale that fans will find a reliable page-turner."
Medley's debut fantasy novel, the first in a series, tells the story of a prince and princess on a quest to restore justice to their land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNEY PRIZE STORIES 25 by Miranda Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Many American readers know altogether too little about what's happening to the north. And, to judge by this volume, what's happening in Canada is all to the good."
A welcome collection of short fiction from the winners of the Journey Prize, Canada's take on something like the Pushcart (though with a nicer purse). 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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >