Search Results: "Mark Murphy"


BOOK REVIEW

TRAVEL FORWARD by Mark Murphy
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"An easy-to-read self-help primer with an intriguing travel premise and positive pointers on building a more fulfilling life."
In this self-help guide, a motivational speaker outlines his travel-focused philosophy for achieving inner and external growth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAVEL UNSCRIPTED by Mark Murphy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"More memoir than travelogue, Murphy's collection of escapades offers an interesting exposé of an unusual job."
A globetrotting producer chronicles his misadventures while filming unscripted videos from around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW MAN by Mark Murphy
Released: July 20, 2012

"An enjoyable, well-written and twisty thriller with gruesome aspects balanced by warmth, believable relationships and a likable hero."
A Savannah doctor's life turns upside down when people suspect him of serial murder in this thriller tinged with the supernatural. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEHIND THE BOOKCASE by Mark  Steensland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Though the title and cover are promising, the writing is muddled with too many conveniently trumped-up figures. Stick with any of John Bellairs' books for a skillful gothic tale. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
What is behind the bookcase? A black tunnel that is a secret portal to an adventure for a girl and her younger brother. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

MELTDOWN! by Jill Murphy
by Jill Murphy, illustrated by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A slice-of-life toddler story that squarely maintains focus on the toddler. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A parent-child power struggle at the grocery story provokes the titular meltdown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU MY MOMMY? by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Solid but not a standout in the genre. (Board book. 9 mos.-2)"
A little pup pokes around the barnyard in search of its mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALPHABET KEEPER by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2003

"A bright bit of imagination worthy of the old television show The Electric Company. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dark-haired lady in a shapeless overcoat keeps the letters of the alphabet caged until they escape into a witty and inventive story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCOPOTAMUS by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"With 49 possible combinations, this is a book that can be looked at over and over again. What fun! (Board book. 2-4)"
Mix and match the seven wild animals to create new crazy animals with silly names. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY FOR SCHOOL, MURPHY? by Brendán Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Readers' empathy for Murphy will be very strong even before the final page turn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Worries over a doctor visit just may trump worries over going to school for one bigheaded, big-eyed, spiky-haired tyke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAY HELLO LIKE THIS by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A hoot (pun intended). (Picture book. 1-4)"
Toddlers and their adults nationwide will welcome with open arms this clever coupling of animal sounds and lift-the-flap elements. Read full book review >