Search Results: "Marianna Beck"


BOOK REVIEW

BECK by Mal Peet
Released: April 11, 2017

"Heartbreaking, hopeful, and inspired. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Beck escapes institutional violence and discrimination and mends his spirit through lonely travels across the 1920s Canadian prairie. Read full book review >

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THE ECSTATIC MOMENT by Marianna Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A useful (and occasionally stirring) overview of a burgeoning field."
The contemporary upsurge of interest in erotica got a boost from Libido magazine, which, since 1988, has published an extraordinary range of erotic fiction. Read full book review >

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Released: July 15, 2013

"Stellar fiction about hard living during the Depression."
Fitzjerrell's (The Dividing Season, 2012) engaging tale depicts a Texas town during the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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Escape from Marianna by Bobbi Boland White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2010

"An affecting, unsettling tale of steadfast friendship that needs fewer change-ups."
The victims of a real-life correctional facility for boys are fictionalized in White's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE DISGRUNTLING OF GILBERT BECK by Kirt Dreher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2011

"A playful romp full of pithy dialogue."
A humorous debut novel about a self-appointed detective. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES by Marianna Mayer
Released: March 24, 1989

Lush, opulent illustrations—skillfully designed and painted—and elegant borders and vignettes embellishing the handsome format make this a book to attract attention. Read full book review >

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THE INCONCEIVABLE LIFE OF QUINN by Marianna Baer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Uneven pacing hobbles an intriguing plot. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Quinn is 16, a virgin—or so she thinks—and pregnant. Miracle or repressed trauma? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"As most of the dire visions and passages have been de-emphasized, this isn't exactly a balanced view, but what remains are expressions of tough love, and hope, that may be balm for troubled readers in troubled times. (Source list) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Mayer follows up Seeing Jesus In His Own Words (2002) with a similarly sumptuous return to the previous Testament, profiling 20 prophets and characterizing their messages on spreads bordered by wide, parchment-patterned bands and illustrated with European religious art from the last dozen or so centuries. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MARY OF NAZARETH by Marianna Mayer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Particularly good reproductions of the artwork coupled with a well-written story make this an appealing, empowering volume. (Picture book. 7-11)"
A personal interpretation of the Virgin Mary's girlhood, illustrated with luminous reproductions of fine art by Giotto, Fra Fillipo Lippi, Rossetti, Georges de La Tour, and others. Read full book review >

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IRON JOHN by Marianna Mayer
Released: Sept. 29, 1999

"The message of the peaceable kingdom is not subtle, but it is worthy. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
PLB 0-688-11555-1 The Iron John legend, probably best known in its incarnation as the Grimms' tale of Iron Hans, is handed a significant tinkering by Mayer, to give it new ethical dimensions. Read full book review >

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THE REAL SANTA CLAUS by Marianna Mayer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nonetheless, Mayer's (The Twelve Apostles, not reviewed, etc.) work is a wonderful tribute to the saint whose generosity is celebrated every year. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The life of the real St. Read full book review >

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FROST by Marianna Baer
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"For those fans of Gail Giles and Nancy Werlin who don't mind thrillers with a slower pace. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Boarding school turns from magical to deadly in this debut. Read full book review >