Search Results: "Margaret Willey"


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BEETLE BOY by Margaret Willey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Demanding—and riveting. (Fiction. 13-17) "
Nightly, Kafkaesque dreams of a giant beetle plague 18-year-old Charlie as he recuperates from a ruptured Achilles tendon in the home of his girlfriend, Clara. Read full book review >

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FACING THE MUSIC by Margaret Willey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1996

"Readers who prefer their novels neatly resolved, though, will appreciate that Lisa and the band part company at the end, her virtue intact and her future a bright promise. (Fiction. 12+)"
A soapy tale of two clashing teenage siblings who join a garage band for vastly different reasons. Read full book review >

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THE MELINDA ZONE by Margaret Willey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1993

"A thoughtful, sophisticated consideration of love, and its burdens and rewards, in contemporary families. (Fiction. YA)"
A reflective novel focusing on a docile 15-year-old only child—survivor of a divorce war that's been going on since her babyhood—who escapes a well-programmed life split between two homes in Milwaukee to spend a summer in St. Read full book review >

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FOUR SECRETS by Margaret Willey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Secrets, a renewable resource in tales of suspense, fuel this one. Read full book review >

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A SUMMER OF SILK MOTHS by Margaret Willey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The believable characters and the insights into their awakening emotional lives will carry readers along. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A thoughtful, complex and moving story about loss and discovery of identity, love and the ability to change and the restorative powers of nature. Read full book review >

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CLEVER BEATRICE by Margaret Willey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

A clever girl's brains triumph over a giant's brawn in this folktale from the northern US. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING WITH ME by Margaret Willey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

In high contrast to the rollicking relatives in Cynthia Rylant's The Relatives Came (1985), this gentle ballad addresses a young girl's quiet anticipation of Thanksgiving Day as she awaits the arrival of her uncles—her mother's six brothers. 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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MARGARET THATCHER by Charles Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Moore will probably not change minds about the Iron Lady, but readers inclined to be as fair-minded as he will find much of interest in his account of her years in power."
British historian/writer Moore delivers the second volume in his authorized biography of the pioneering—and divisive—prime minister. Read full book review >

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CLEVER BEATRICE AND THE BEST LITTLE PONY by Margaret Willey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A must for any folk collection. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Having bested a giant in her first outing, Beatrice returns to do battle with a tiny elf. Read full book review >