Search Results: "Margaret Dilloway"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE by Margaret Dilloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2010

"Warm-hearted and well-written, if a trifle pat."
A Japanese war bride and her American daughter lay bare family secrets and heal old wounds in Dilloway's poignant debut. Read full book review >

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SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW by Margaret Dilloway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"In this enjoyable novel, imperfect and at times unlikable women become lovable."
In Dilloway's third novel (The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, 2012, etc.), two estranged sisters wonder what they can learn from a 12th-century female samurai.Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A witty and compassionate lesson about the importance of empathy, friendship and family."
The life of a high school biology teacher parallels her cultivation of roses in Dilloway's (How to Be an American Housewife, 2010) exquisitely written novel about love and redemption. Read full book review >

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XANDER AND THE DREAM THIEF by Margaret Dilloway
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"A satisfying sequel that balances the monsters of Japanese mythology with the personal demons of a likable protagonist; fans will be waiting to see what battles he will fight next. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Following Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (2016), Xander Miyamoto's second quest takes him to the Land of Dreams, where he encounters more creatures from Japanese folklore. Read full book review >

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XANDER AND THE LOST ISLAND OF MONSTERS by Margaret Dilloway
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A breathless retelling of the Japanese legend of Momotaro, this is an Asian version of Percy Jackson; adventure fans will be waiting for more. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Dilloway introduces Xander Miyamoto, a talented cartoon artist and otherwise average eighth-grader living outside San Diego. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Scoop-seekers are somewhat better off with Thatcher's memoirs."
The most comprehensive and representative collection to date of the former British prime minister's landmark speeches, edited by longtime Thatcher adviser Harris. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Chronology; notes; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Fuller was a unique woman in the 19th century: a friend of Emerson and his circle, one of the first woman journalists in the US and its first ``female'' foreign correspondent; her tract, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, had a seminal influence on the early feminist movement. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Comport casts Margaret as a long-necked, pale-skinned beauty with waves of red hair as fiery as her spirit. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
Another woman-turned-warrior tale, this time set in Ireland. Read full book review >

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MARGARET MEAD by Joan Mark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Mead's remarkable 50 years of work in the field of anthropology are retold in this inspiring biography in the Oxford Portraits in Science series. Read full book review >

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MARGARET CAPE by Wylene Dunbar
Released: May 1, 1997

"Shades of Grisham, Percy, and Welty, in a story that tries too hard to be too much."
A woman (a Yankee, no less) finds her destiny in the Mississippi Delta in a first novel that, despite its ambitions, comes across as a good ol' southern tale of family secrets, racial clashes, and steel magnolia women. Read full book review >