Search Results: "Mara Leveritt"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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GOD ALWAYS LOVES YOU by Mara Laird
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"Sunday schools may want to feature this work in classrooms where young listeners can appreciate the appealing, child-friendly illustrations and simple poetry."
In rhyming couplets, a debut picture book assures young Christian readers that God loves them no matter what while also praising good behavior. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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NIGHT-NIGHT, PRINCESS by Mara Van Fleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Not worth losing sleep over. (Board book. 2-4)"
It's long past time for bed, but a certain little princess is not one bit sleepy. Read full book review >

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THE EXCHANGE-RATE BETWEEN LOVE AND MONEY by Thomas Leveritt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Leveritt manages a difficult balancing act, using a rollicking and sometimes bawdy tone to examine serious issues of power politics, and he does it brilliantly."
A raucous debut novel of sex and politics set in postwar but still chaotic Sarajevo in the early 21st century. Read full book review >

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THE GRUDGE KEEPER by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Wordplay and humor provide an effective vehicle for a valuable moral. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper." So begins this original fairy tale that provides a literal illustration of the idiom "holding a grudge." Read full book review >