Search Results: "Marci Jefferson"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRL ON THE GOLDEN COIN by Marci Jefferson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Jealous women, competitive men, power struggles—the treacherous world of the court is familiar, predictable and disappointing."
Famously beautiful,Frances Stuart has been remembered throughout history as the woman who twice refused to be the mistress of a king. But what if she did submit to King Charles II? Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY A HOPE by marci
Released: May 19, 2015

"A sweet, simple roundup of illustrated inspirational thoughts."
This debut picture book for a general audience deploys text and drawings to showcase a series of musing, motivational messages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER by Marci Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Why bicker when there's enough room on the skateboard for two and a frosted donut for every mouth? (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gathering of brothers—sharply etched, bright photographs of pairs of them, younger and older, multicultural—celebrates harmony with nary a discord in sight (minor differences of opinion are of the most benign sort). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2009

"Kenmore Street may have seen something awful, but the narrative is a dead end. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Five-year-old Marta Carney's murder changes the lives of three Depression-era Chicago teens. Read full book review >

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BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER by Marci Curtis
Released: March 1, 2000

"Onlookers will identify with the infrequent episodes of conflict, in which tears run and hair is pulled, some of which appear a little staged; outweighing those are scenes that delight, moments of pure companionship to make other siblings smile. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A paean to sisterhood captures the girls at, mostly, their sweetest in bright, crisp full-color photographs. Read full book review >

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LEGACY by Marci Giebels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2017

"An often exhilarating tale featuring bizarre technology."
In Giebels' (Tier Six, 2014, etc.) thriller, an agency that buys and sells abilities does nefarious deeds to ensure the secrecy of its business dealings.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A fascinating grab bag of the author's dogged research and personal interviews."
Shore (Intellectual History/Yale Univ.; Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, 2006, etc.) gathers reflections of her intellectual journeys through the deeply scarred, still-grieving lands of Eastern Europe from the mid-1990s to the present. Read full book review >

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ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF by Alan Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"Jefferson's narrative summary of Schwarzkopf's career and art is less than probing, but it will do until a more reflective biographer comes along. (photos)"
An unauthorized biography of the Teflon diva's career from its beginnings in Nazi Germany to her old age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"An authoritative analysis that will appeal mainly to students and scholars."
A labor historian traces political and cultural forces that turned the 1970s into a swan song for the American working class. Read full book review >

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THE INQUISITOR'S KEY by Jefferson Bass
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"This novel isn't better than average as a thriller, but it provides plenty of food for thought about religious artifacts and their role in people's lives."
Can the ancient bones discovered in a stone chest in Avignon, France, possibly be the remains of Jesus of Nazareth? Urgently summoned from the scene of a more mundane horrible killing in Tennessee to find out, forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton investigates with the Vatican and a religious zealot bearing down on him. Read full book review >