Search Results: "Marian Sneider"


BOOK REVIEW

MAID MARIAN by Elsa Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2004

"Soporific debut."
Men in tights and the women who love them. Read full book review >

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MARIAN ANDERSON by Allan Keiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A commendable, carefully researched womb to tomb story of a great lady, especially praiseworthy in capturing the difficulties facing an extraordinarily talented black artist in a recalcitrant white world. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography of the great coloratura whose role as a symbol of early civil rights efforts almost overshadowed her triumphs as a singer. Read full book review >

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ELI REMEMBERS by Ruth Vander Zee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"While its message is universally significant, its use will be most effective in introductory Holocaust discussions and curriculum. (Picture book. 12-15)"
On each Rosh Hashanah eve, Eli watches his great-grandmother light seven memorial candles, say a prayer and shed a tear over the blessing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

A lucid, easily read biography of the influential founder and director of the Children's Defense Fund, whose research and influence on national legislation is virtually synonymous with her life work. Read full book review >

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WHEN MARIAN SANG by Pam Muñoz Ryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A bravura performance. (notable dates, discography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Ryan and Selznick (Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, 1999, etc.) reunite for another magical collaboration, this time presenting Marian Anderson to a young audience. Read full book review >

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THE SHINIEST JEWEL by Marian Henley
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Spare, poetic storytelling conveys a tender, bare-bones depiction of personal growth, told simply enough to engage young and old alike."
In her first contribution to the growing genre of graphic memoir, syndicated cartoonist Henley (Laughing Gas, 2002, etc.) recounts the life-altering events following her decision to adopt a child in her late 40s. Read full book review >

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BE YOUR OWN DOG by Keri Claiborne Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Not too amusing, not too original, not too necessary. (Picture book.3-7)"
Teddy is a large, gray-brown dog who enjoys his life as "leader of the pack," until he receives the unwanted present of a cat companion. Read full book review >

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TEDDY THE DOG by Keri Claiborne Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Readers may find themselves scratching their heads. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Teddy the dog decides to compete in a dog show. Read full book review >

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ANYBODY OUT THERE? by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"The very best in chick-lit."
Keyes's proven formula for success—a chatty, engaging heroine, a bawdy sense of humor, an unhappy turn of events—works again in her eighth novel (The Other Side of the Story, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SPARROWS by Marian Hale
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An important addition to the genre from a new voice. (Fiction. 10+)"
"These are hard times, Babygirl," Daddy says and, sure enough, 1933 is a rough year for Sadie Wynn. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2004

"Bloated, meandering plot, with lots of dull talk about the publishing business. Even the author's wonderfully eccentric sense of humor can't save this one."
More plucky Irishwomen from Keyes (Sushi for Beginners, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CAT NEXT DOOR by Marian Babson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2002

"More attuned to family relationships than to murder, with minimal tension, but the prolific Babson (To Catch a Cat, 2000, etc.) is as easy to read as ever, and Tikki is a mercifully minor presence in a so-so outing even ailurophobes will be able to swallow."
Photographer-writer Margot has returned from New York to St. Read full book review >