Search Results: "Marla J. Pugh"


BOOK REVIEW

JUNK TO GOLD by Willis Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2014

"A memoir full of entrepreneurial spirit that may be inspirational to readers trying to make it in business on their own."
A fast-acting entrepreneur with a positive attitude, good gut instincts and endless energy relates how he made money on junked autos in thisdebut memoir. Read full book review >

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The Buddha Made Me Do It by Marla Martenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2016

"A warmly funny, wide-ranging, and off-kilter spiritual odyssey."
An antic memoir about a woman exploring the byways of New Age spiritualism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"America is throwing a loud, colorful, multicultural party, and these academics (painfully successful, white, and secular) wonder why they weren't invited."
Brettschneider (Political Theory/Bloomsburg Univ.) brings together 20 articulate voices to walk the narrow bridge over the troubled waters of multiculturalism. Read full book review >

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AMERICA DANCING by Megan Pugh
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pugh gracefully dances the fine line between critic and fan."
In her debut, a scholar and freelance critic transforms some key people and events into artful coat trees on which to hang the history of American popular dance. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE’S LETTER by Sara Pennypacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2008

Clementine's only just "getting the hang of third grade"—she hasn't been sent to Principal Rice's office for a whole week—when her world turns upside-down: Her beloved Teacher is a finalist for an Adventures for Teachers award, and if he wins, he'll be gone for the rest of the year. Read full book review >

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GETTING THERE by Marla Stewart Konrad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"A gorgeous book, but a missed opportunity to help kids learn about their peers. (Early reader. 4-6)"
One of the first in a new series created by World Vision, an international charity (with royalties going to the organization), this very simple look at transportation around the world emphasizes traditional ways of traveling short distances. Read full book review >

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NEW BABY TRAIN by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Unfortunately, as charming as the illustrations are, this train isn't bound for glory, as there is no music included for the unfamiliar song (which was only recently recorded for the first time) and the lyrics are not particularly successful as text to be read aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rather than airborne transport of newborns by the stork, singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie imagined distribution of infants by a special-delivery train. Read full book review >

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ALLIE'S GARDEN by Sabra Chebby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Toddlers will enjoy identifying the healthy vegetables—and they may even be stirred to eat them when they appear at dinnertime. (Board book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text and clever colorful illustrations by a mother-daughter duo feature in this delightful board book. Read full book review >

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COLD CALL by Dianne Pugh
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A first novel that's breezily on target about sexual politics in the office, though it's a shame that only one of these guys actually gets tabbed for the killing."
Investment counselor Iris Thorne—a teacher of the deaf who changed careers to run with the wolves in L.A.'s financial district- -offers a fascinating mix of the contemporary and the nostalgic as she tracks down the killer of her deaf, polio-stricken office mailman Alley. Read full book review >

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BRIDGE OF THE SINGLE HAIR by Candida Pugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"A sharp coming-of-age story that makes history come alive."
In Pugh's debut novel, a young woman from California joins the Freedom Riders in 1961, gets arrested and jailed in Mississippi, and learns that not everyone appreciates a hero. Read full book review >

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THE BOSS BABY by Marla  Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"This wry picture book will appeal to parents, of course, but also to siblings who see a new baby demand so much of mom and dad's time and energy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sporting a black business-suit onesie, this baby looks and acts more like a balding CEO than an infant. Read full book review >