Search Results: "Mara Purl"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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 >

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ME AND MOMMA AND BIG JOHN by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"An intriguing examination of the inside story of one of New York City's most important and beloved monuments. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A son tells of his mother's new job cutting stone for "Big John," New York City's yet-unfinished Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Read full book review >

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MESMERIZED by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Rockliff and Bruno's playful approach buoys solid science and history. (author's note, sources) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Ben Franklin's several years in France during the American Revolution included an occasion on which he consulted on a scientific matter for the French king. Read full book review >

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MY HEART WILL NOT SIT DOWN by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"The human capacity to reach out to those who suffer is lovingly and inspiringly rendered. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A moment of communal compassion is remembered in this fictionalized retelling of a too-little-known tale. Read full book review >