Search Results: "Marcy Cottrell Houle"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"More an annals than a biography."
A rather dreary life of one of the lions of the American left. 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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Where Do Things Go? by Marcy Heidish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2016

"Poems full of linguistic delights and keen emotion."
A powerful collection of poetry in which humor is tinged with sadness and grief is leavened with warmth. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"There is basically something here for everyone, though, with one piece ('The Adventure of Marriage') even offering a paean to (standard) matrimony."
The sixth anthology of erotic fiction edited by Sheiner continues the recent tradition of writing and evaluating pornography from a female perspective—welcome reading to anyone who finds such an approach interesting or important. Read full book review >

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THE TORCHING by Marcy Heidish
Released: March 1, 1992

"A peppy, hard-working, shuddery mystery-suspense with supernatural overtones."
Heidish, author of fictional biographies of women with extra dimensions of spiritual or psychological strength—Tubman, Hutchinson, Seton—has tried her hand at mystery successfully (Deadline, 1992) and here utilizes, with considerable verve, that staple of mystic tales and science fiction—the scraping together of two time periods while the protagonist unwittingly unlocks the time-travel door. Read full book review >

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DEADLINE by Marcy Heidish
Released: June 24, 1991

"An impressive mystery debut by a gifted writer."
Nan Skillen, 35, is a crime reporter for a big Washington paper. Read full book review >