Search Results: "Marilee Foster"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2002

"The tenacity and availability of life, amply admired and admirably evoked."
From newcomer Foster, a keen and wholly lovely catalogue of seasons growing spuds in the midst of swells. Read full book review >

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FOSTER CARE by Nancy Millichap Davies
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1994

"B&w photo insert; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In The Changing Family series, a journalist surveys the history and current status of foster care and the issues involved in placing children outside their immediate families. Read full book review >

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AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER by Jacqueline Woodson
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Walkmans and bootleg tapes solidify the setting of the previous decade, bringing added authenticity to Woodson's satisfying tale of childhood friendship. (Fiction. YA)"
The summer of 1995 brings D Foster away from her foster home to the block where 12-year-olds Neeka and the unnamed narrator reside. Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY OF DAVID FOSTER WALLACE by Samuel Cohen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 31, 2012

"The eyes of general readers will glaze reading the lit-crit, blaze (and redden) reading the writers' eulogies."
A potpourri of a literary collection—from exegeses to eulogies—all in memory and honor of Wallace (1962-2008). Read full book review >

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THE GIRL, THE FISH, AND THE CROWN by Marilee Heyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A lively story, with pictures that look like an open treasure chest. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another tale of transformations, about a girl who is turned into a fish and then promised by the queen of the fishes to be restored to her human form if she succeeds in retrieving a crown from a wicked giant. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. GENIUS by Marilee Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Given its enduring themes, this novel from a small Catholic press has some potential for crossover appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Test results may prove that 12-year-old Gabriel Carpenter is St. Jude Middle School's only resident genius, but Mensa status sure doesn't seem to make life any easier. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE ALL AROUND ME BY ELLEN FOSTER by Kaye Gibbons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Ellen's fortune has improved, but her charm has curdled into self-congratulatory superiority."
After six intervening novels (Divining Women, 2004, etc.), Gibbons returns to the eponymous heroine of her first, Ellen Foster (1987), still plucky and brilliant but no longer beset by hard luck. Read full book review >

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Between Fires by Marilee Zdenek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A memoir that captures the opportunity that lies in loss."
A woman's triumphant tale of her struggle to rebuild herself after a disaster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Humane, empathetic, and informed exploration of a frightening complex of behavior; it will be valuable to professionals, families, friends, and most of all to the cutters themselves. (Author tour)"
A compassionate and informed discussion of self-mutilation, the "addiction of the '90s,— practiced by two million or more Americans. Read full book review >

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MAKING IT RIGHT by Marilee Peters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Restorative justice is slippery in both philosophy and practice; Peters gives readers the tools to begin to think critically about their own roles in resolving conflicts both large and small. (glossary, sources, index)(Nonfiction. 12-16)"
An overarching look at an alternative approach to punishment. Read full book review >

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PATIENT ZERO by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"However, the writing style is engaging, the complexity of information is appropriate for a middle to high school audience, and the mysterious nature of unexplained epidemics is perfectly captured, more than compensating for the deficiencies. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Few might regard the field of epidemiology as a first-rate opportunity for sleuthing, but this fascinating effort may change that. Read full book review >