Search Results: "Louise Armstrong"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An important, incendiary, unapologetic history written in hopes of rekindling the possibility of radical change—nothing less than a redistribution of gender power."
Armstrong issues a sobering call to repoliticize the issue of incest, which has fallen prey to the mental health field, its cadre of ``experts,'' and an antifeminist backlash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"In the tradition of old-fashioned muckraking journalism- -clear in its anger and in its call for change—and sure to evoke heated responses from psychiatrists and their allies."
An eye-opening journey into the world of children in residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, and other therapeutic institutional settings. Read full book review >

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DREW AND THE BUB DADDY SHOWDOWN by Robb Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"Super Agent Mason Stone'' perfectly augment the text. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the cast is finally removed from his broken wrist, Drew discovers that he has miraculously become a talented artist, and begins a comic book loosely based on the adventures of his beloved daredevil older brother, Kyle. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMONING by Kelley Armstrong
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2008

"Teen readers might scream loud enough to raise the dead. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After seeing a ghost in her school, Chloe Saunders arrives at the Lyle House, a home for troubled teens, but specters keep surfacing, causing her to question both her sanity and supposedly safe surroundings. Read full book review >

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LIVES AND LEGENDS OF THE SAINTS by Carole Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A ravishing glimpse of a complex subject; it leaves readers both enlightened and craving more. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
Brief biographies take a secular and historic approach to the lives and attributes of 20 saints. Read full book review >

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DEAD IN THE WATER by Vivien Armstrong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"306, etc.) this time seems to be modeling herself on lesser Agatha Christie—They Came to Baghdad, say—with prose as cluttered as her plot."
The worst thing about working as a dentist's receptionist is that it just never ends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 2003

"That Afghan women survive is testament to hope, and Armstrong suggests—with two now included in the Afghan government—that the time may be ripe for some of that hope to turn real. (20 b&w photos)"
UNICEF's Special Representative to Afghanistan emphasizes the post-Soviet occupation period in this portrait of Afghan women—not a happy one, though change may be afoot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Part stream-of-consciousness, part self-help, but ultimately heartfelt—a compelling collection of essays, even for non-runners."
Runner's World blogger Armstrong (Happily Ever After: Walking with Peace and Courage Through a Year of Divorce, 2008, etc.) neatly packages a marathon of observations on running and womanhood into 26.2 chapters. Read full book review >

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MERCY KILL by Lori Armstrong
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Another surprisingly twisted tale leads readers into a thicket of relative good and evil."
A former sniper can't settle down to South Dakota life without stirring up trouble. The military didn't prepare Mercy Gunderson (No Mercy, 2010, etc.) for life back home. Read full book review >

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A PACT OF SILENCE by David Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lots of incident but little momentum. Nor is Armstrong especially successful it making it interesting to watch those 40-year-old chickens come home to roost."
DC Jane Salt is just trying to get a little distance from her boss and lover, DI Frank Kavanagh, but crime has a way of throwing them back together. Read full book review >

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MOVE CLOSER by John Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A splendid, unhurried walk through the broad corridors of Western art. (38 b&w illustrations)"
Armstrong (Philosophy/Univ. of London) makes an impassioned argument for the utility of art and the means by which those alienated by aesthetics may approach painting, sculpture, and architecture. Read full book review >