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BOOK REVIEW

MAID MARIAN by Elsa Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2004

"Soporific debut."
Men in tights and the women who love them. Read full book review >

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MARIAN ANDERSON by Allan Keiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A commendable, carefully researched womb to tomb story of a great lady, especially praiseworthy in capturing the difficulties facing an extraordinarily talented black artist in a recalcitrant white world. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography of the great coloratura whose role as a symbol of early civil rights efforts almost overshadowed her triumphs as a singer. Read full book review >

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THE MAID by Kimberly  Cutter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"Despite the Grand Guignol moments, a thoughtful retelling."
Cutter's first novel traces the improbable history of Joan of Arc in lurid detail. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

A lucid, easily read biography of the influential founder and director of the Children's Defense Fund, whose research and influence on national legislation is virtually synonymous with her life work. Read full book review >

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LADY'S MAID by Margaret Forster
Released: March 6, 1990

In 1844, Elizabeth Wilson, a real person mentioned in the letters of her employer, the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, arrived at the Barrett household in London to be lady's maid to the "invalid," Miss Elizabeth. Read full book review >

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WHEN MARIAN SANG by Pam Muñoz Ryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A bravura performance. (notable dates, discography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Ryan and Selznick (Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, 1999, etc.) reunite for another magical collaboration, this time presenting Marian Anderson to a young audience. Read full book review >

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MASTER MAID by Aaron Shepard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Ellison's finely textured watercolors are a mixture of the homely (sod roofs, shaggy goats, copper pots, cabbages, gooseberries) and the fantastic, all suffused with an old-fashioned, golden fairy-tale glow. (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
Shepard (The Gifts of Wali Dad, 1995, etc.) tells a familiar type of tale in which a headstrong young man blunders into the stronghold of an ogre, falls in love with the beautiful servant he finds hidden away there, and performs impossible tasks with the help of the brave and clever maiden, with whom he finally escapes. Read full book review >

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BANANA MUFFINS AND OTHER STORIES by Catharine O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Welcome back, Annie and Simon. (Early reader. 7-9)"
A glimpse at sibling love in a book for newly independent readers, the third Annie and Simon book. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE MAID by Tessa Gratton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"Fans of the first book and lovers of Norse legend may enjoy, but there's better for fantasy-adventure lovers. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Can Signy solve the riddle that stands between her and her rightful place among the Valkyrie? Read full book review >

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MAID OF SECRETS by Jennifer McGowan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"This lively and fast-paced debut has plenty of action and plot twists to keep readers fully engaged. (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
Orphan and talented pickpocket Meg Fellowes gets more excitement than she bargained for when she is appointed spy and maid of honor to none other than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I in this swashbuckling tale of murder and intrigue in high places. Read full book review >

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THE CROOKED MAID by Dan Vyleta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Vyleta conjures an appropriate landscape of gloom and ruin and sends too many people off to wander in it."
A dour excursion into a pocket of postwar Vienna, shaped by parricide, lost loves and remnants of Nazi malevolence. Read full book review >

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MAID OF WONDER by Jennifer McGowan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"For readers who like their historical romance with a touch of second sight. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
It is the turn of shy Sophia to tell her story in the third of a series about the Maids of Honor, a privileged cadre of five young women assigned to spy for Elizabeth I. Read full book review >