Search Results: "Mara Price"


BOOK REVIEW

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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VINCENT PRICE by Victoria Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"These are the things readers want to know about in detail, not the run-down on the cast of Laura. (32 pages b&w photos)"
Although she gives a thoughtful and detailed recounting of Vincent Price's career, his daughter sticks too closely to the facts to make this biography anything special—a disappointment, considering the potential. 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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FREEDOM'S PRICE by Michaela MacColl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"It's understandable to want to create spunky historical heroines, but some children in the past weren't free to be headstrong—their survival depended on caution. To write fiction otherwise becomes gross revisionism. (author's note, sources, further reading) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
This entry in MacCall and Nichols' Hidden Histories series takes a fictional look at the Dred Scott decision. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S CHOCOLATE / EL CHOCOLATE DE ABUELITA by Mara Price
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2010

"A sweet and loving way to introduce history through family connections. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sabrina's much-loved grandmother's latest visit from Mexico is filled with gifts and interesting tidbits about chocolate, Mayan culture and history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An eye-opening, absorbing, complex story of scientific achievement in the face of overwhelming odds."
A hard-hitting attack on current drug policy by Hart (Psychology and Psychiatry/Columbia Univ.), a neuroscientist who grew up on the streets of one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods. 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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THE PRICE OF THIRST by Karen Piper
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Piper's report makes for anxious yet informative reading."
Piper (English and Geography/Univ. of Missouri; Left in the Dust: How Race and Politics Created a Human and Environmental Tragedy in L.A., 2006, etc.) introduces us to a brave new world in which drought is a prime business opportunity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A comprehensive, illuminating and highly readable study of a notorious episode in the annals of the American justice system."
Vanity Fair contributing editor and Duke University alumnus Cohan (Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, 2011) turns a microscopic lens on the 2006 scandal involving an alleged rape by members of the school's lacrosse team. Read full book review >