Search Results: "Maggie L. Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARKENING by Maggie L. Wood
CLASSICS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Although slower than the first installment this story remains entertaining; here's hoping the little goblins become recurring characters. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
This second installment of Wood's fantasy series finds Princess Willow battling goblins and various demons even as she attempted by the attentions of her sworn knight, Brand, and an enticing faery, Theon. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE by John Sanford
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1993

"A sometimes too personal story—occasionally, conversations obviously meaningful in context sound stiff and dated here—but heartfelt in its affection and gratitude. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A moving testimony to the endurance of love and the human spirit as veteran writer Sanford (View from this Wilderness; A More Goodly Country, etc.) celebrates his 50-year-plus marriage to the beloved late Maggie, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning True Grit. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"A bit much for some readers, but certain to please the legions of woodworking aficionados."
A fact-filled celebration of wood in human history. Read full book review >

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MUGGIE MAGGIE by Alan Tiegreen
FICTION
Released: May 23, 1990

"Still, with its' sharp observations and crisp dialogue, even second-best Cleary can hold its own with most books on this level."
The best-selling author's first novel since 1984 takes up a third-grade rite of passage: learning to write in cursive. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & OLIVER by Valerie Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A touching and emotionally satisfying foundling tale. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1905 Boston, a 10-year-old orphan finds herself on the streets (with a mysterious golden locket), as does a just-orphaned dog, in this heartwarming story about a search for home under rough conditions. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE DARLING by James Howard Kunstler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Frenetic satire with its moments—while the mannered style grates."
As if Martha Stewart didn't have problems enough. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SWEET by Judith Minthorn Stacy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Maggie will at last make up her mind—and accept the happy consequences."
Humor-columnist Stacy's debut won the Carolina Novel Award, then was published in 1999 as a trade paperback (under the title Styles by Maggie Sweet) by Banks Channel Books. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE ROSE by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 17, 1952

"September publication of a Christmas tale."
Maggie Rose is almost too good to be true, but Ruth Sawyer's unfailing magic makes her real, and brings smiles and tears to her readers. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & ME by Damian Barr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"While it should be heartbreaking, Barr tells a wonderful story, demonstrating the remarkable resilience of a child not only surviving, but succeeding in such a grand way."
Memoir of the difficulties of growing up poor and gay in Margaret Thatcher's Scotland. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >