Search Results: "Mara Hvistendahl"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Hvistendahl's important, even-handed exposé considers all sides of the argument and deserves careful attention and study."
A hard-hitting, eye-opening study that not only paints a dire future of a world without girls but traces the West's role in propagating sex selection. Read full book review >

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MARA AND DANN by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"She isn't a stylist, and she takes no prisoners, but this writer remains one of contemporary fiction's genuine thinkers and visionaries, and it would be folly to ignore her."
Lessing's 22nd novel, a dystopian allegory set in "Ifrik" (formerly Africa) thousands of years hence, is a ponderous, hectoring, fascinating second cousin to her Memoirs of a Survivor (1975) and The Four-Gated City (1969) (and quite reminiscent, incidentally, of Norman Mailer's similarly forbidding Ancient Evenings). Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Interesting and unusual. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Mara's absorbing tale continues in this first sequel in the Mara Dyer series, answering some questions but, clearly, leaving plenty of suspense still to come. Read full book review >

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THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Even without advisable cuts, a strong, inventive tale. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
A girl tries to cope with her own survival after the deaths of her friends in this psychological—or is it paranormal?—debut suspense tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2009

"Enervated treatment of a story that deserves more."
Fact-heavy, unfocused investigation of the Mara Salvatrucha criminal organization and the murder of a former member. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 10, 2011

"A whirlwind of juicy drama with dangling-carrot closure."
Former Days of Our Lives actress Purl imbues her soap opera finesse into the fictional setting of Milford-Haven, a sleepy California coastal town where a cast of characters balance matters of the head and heart. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"One hopes for sufficient outrage garnered to substitute for justice denied; also, for an inevitable movie adaptation that won—t dilute the story's uglier civic dimensions."
Award-winning investigative reporter Leveritt's debut is a wrecking-ball tale of tragedy, malfeasance, and machine politics that resembles an all-true Arkansas Confidential. Read full book review >

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ENERGY REVOLUTION by Mara Prentiss
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"In a genre rife with forecasts of doom and exhortations in favor of frugal living, Prentiss provides impressive evidence that things may work out just fine."
A surprisingly optimistic analysis of the world's unsustainable, wasteful energy consumption. Read full book review >

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MAMA'S PAJAMAS by Mara Van Fleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sweet and insipid. (Board book. 1-3)"
Two very lucky children have a crafty mother who makes pajamas most children can only dream of. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2009

"Fails to deliver on the wit of its double-entendre title."
A former Village Voice staff writer takes a journalist's approach to her personal problem. Read full book review >

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WHERE AM I NOW? by Mara Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A readably candid, sharp memoir."
A 20-something playwright and actor's memoir about her childhood journey to Hollywood fame and teenage descent into contented semiobscurity. Read full book review >