Search Results: "Marjorie Meyerle"


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BREAD OF SHAME by Marjorie Meyerle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"A thoughtful mystery and romance about the convoluted process of self-discovery."
In Meyerle's debut novel, the main character's story begins when his girlfriend dies in her sleep. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY HEART by Marjorie Meyerle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2012

"An often resonant novel about choice, regret and absolution."
Upon moving from the East Coast to rural Colorado, a divorcé parses the complexities of love in Meyerle's (Bread of Shame, 2010) ruminative novel. Read full book review >

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MY NINE LIVES BY CLIO by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The whimsical journal of a cat, chronicling its nine lives, lived through the ages. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 1994

"Still, fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if the market was closed when you wanted to bake a pie? Read full book review >

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SEASONS OF SUN AND RAIN by Marjorie Dorner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Indistinguishable characters harm what could have been an absorbing account of friends accepting their own aging and death."
In mystery writer Dorner's latest foray into literary fiction (Winter Roads, Summer Fields: stories, 1992; etc.), a group of six middle-aged women come to terms with the diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's in one of their own. Read full book review >

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THE USE AND ABUSE OF LITERATURE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2011

"Chockablock with examples and in-depth analysis, this can be savored by academics and lay readers alike."
In a cogent study, Shakespeare expert Garber (Visual and Environmental Studies/Harvard Univ.; Shakespeare and Modern Culture, 2008, etc.) wonders: Why read literature? Read full book review >

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ACADEMIC INSTINCTS by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2001

"Probably of interest only in the faculty lounge."
An academic's take on academic writing. Read full book review >

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Y by Marjorie Celona
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Celona writes movingly about basic questions of identity, questions exacerbated by the unhappy circumstances of Shannon's birth."
As a newborn, Shannon is abandoned at the local "Y"—and then spends much of her young life asking "Why?" Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT GARDENER by Marjorie Sandor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Sandor might see her life as Mozart his music, a 'passion for comedy in the midst of the sublimely sad,' but she brings ruefulness, not play, to the endeavor."
There's a distracted, plangent tone to Sandor's (A Night of Music: Stories, 1989) memoir, which unspools in episodic glimpses of bruised sensibilities, indigo moods, and moments when she wakens to brief pleasures. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS AND LIES by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Once more, as so often in Eccles (The Shape of Sand, 2006, etc.), the past shapes a present packed with both admirable and despicable characters and interesting bits of historical lore."
A murder on an English country estate provokes an investigation that must travel back in time for answers. Read full book review >

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HEIRS AND ASSIGNS by Marjorie Eccles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Eccles (The Firebird's Feather, 2014, etc.) sets her war-battered detective a second police procedural with plenty of suspects and unexpected twists."
A birthday gathering 10 years after World War I ends in murder. Read full book review >

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EMELINE AT THE CIRCUS by Marjorie Priceman
Released: April 1, 1999

"The pictures, while busy, are carefully composed; readers will always know what is going on and where Emeline is as the poker-faced narration marches on. (Picture book. 4-9)"
PLB 0-679-97685-X In this tale, Priceman (My Nine Lives by Clio, 1998, etc.) uses color with great verve and energy, while her sly, appealing sense of humor allows a very different story to unfold in the pictures than the one taking place in the text. Ms. Splinter's second grade is at the circus, and while the teacher holds forth about what is happening before their eyes, Emeline is having a parallel but distinctly separate adventure. Read full book review >