Search Results: "Marcy Cottrell Houle"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 1991

"Loosely organized and occasionally sparse on detail, but an enlightening cautionary take nonetheless."
A charmingly personal account of biologist Houle's work with peregrine falcons. Read full book review >

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SYD AND MARCY by Beaird Glover
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A compelling, if occasionally awkward, crime novel."
Glover's debut novel delivers an engaging Southern noir tale, in which bad decisions and shocking violence are the norm. Read full book review >

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TO MARCY, WITH LOVE by Henry Denker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Denker is familiar with both his hospital setting (a description of the nature of brain trauma is unforgettable) and his moral high ground; too bad he made Pepper such an essentially contemptible cad."
The language is often as clinical as the subject matter in this simple, monotonous story of a golden boy's fight back from a brutal car accident; this time out, Denker (This Child is Mine, 1995, etc.) tackles the inherently mind-numbing topic of physical therapy with his trademark extra shot of insulin. Read full book review >

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MARCY HOOPER AND THE GREATEST TREASURE IN THE WORLD by Stephanie S. Tolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

"Still, an appealing depiction of a third grader confronting her real dragons in an imaginary guise suggested by her favorite books. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
Marcy loves to read but can't spell; she imagines fantastic adventures but is a klutz when it comes to jumping rope or learning to ride a bike. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPER WAKES by Marcy Knopf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 1993

"Not always a great read, but the only anthology of its kind."
Fourteen black women write of racism and exploitation, passing southern folkways, social and color discrimination within the black community, and love and corruption among upper-class whites—all in styles that range from romantic melodrama to social realism, irony to broad humor. Read full book review >

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A Misplaced Woman by Marcy Heidish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2016

"A collection that beautifully finds the holy in the eccentric, the homeless, and the disregarded."
This cycle of poems explores homelessness through one woman's experience of falling from her privileged, educated status. Read full book review >

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TWINS by Marcy Dermansky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Sometimes despairing, sometimes blackly humorous, always engrossing and thoroughly original. A wonderful debut."
Dermansky's first novel embraces and transcends the coming of age genre by overlapping the stories of twin sisters. Read full book review >

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THE WRITINGS OF SILVANUS by Dana Cottrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2016

"An unevenly paced historical novel aimed at a Christian audience."
In Cottrell's (Visions and Dreams, 2011, etc.) novel, lost scrolls tell the story of a Greek woman's unwavering faith and rise to power.Read full book review >

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THE RED CAR by Marcy Dermansky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Dermansky delivers a captivating novel about the pursuit of joy that combines dreamlike logic with dark humor, wry observation, and gritty feminism."
Shocked by the death of her former boss, a young writer leaves her life in New York for a second chance at happiness in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST by William Cottrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2016

"An immersive look at one man's multi-decade journey as a doctor."
A retired anesthesiologist tells his life story in this all-encompassing autobiography. Read full book review >

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BAD MARIE by Marcy Dermansky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Some will find this morally ambiguous little romp delicious, others repellent."
Marie truly is bad—a toddler kidnapping, husband stealing ex-con with a giant chip on her shoulder. Read full book review >