Search Results: "Martha Moore"


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UNDER THE MERMAID ANGEL by Martha Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, a fine first effort, eccentric and funny. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jesse, 13, finds growing up in a trailer park in Ida, Texas rough. Read full book review >

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MATCHIT by Martha Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2002

"Successfully powerful without being didactic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sometimes all it takes is for one person to believe in you, and Matchit finds that person in an unlikely place, an automobile junkyard. Read full book review >

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ANGELS ON THE ROOF by Martha Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A strong story, whose outwardly fragile protagonists possess reserves of steel to carry them through to the end. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Shelby's point of view, her mother Zoe is impossible: She's uprooted them so many times Shelby has lost count, and develops temporary obsessions, like decorating the living room with pages from a Georgia O'Keeffe calendar. Read full book review >

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THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH by Martha Brockenbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"Race, class, fate and choice—they join Love and Death to play their parts in Brockenbrough's haunting and masterfully orchestrated narrative. (Magical realism. 12 & up)"
A lovingly realized Depression-era Seattle becomes the field of play for the latest round in the titular, age-old game. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE ROCK ’N’ ROLL DOG by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"When it comes to family and friends, apparently, things are pretty much the same everywhere. (afterword, music and lyrics) (Mystery. 7-11)"
Now that their mom is president of the United States, she doesn't have much time for fifth grader Cameron and her little sister, Tessa, but there are some perks: The Song Boys will be playing at the White House in support of literacy. Read full book review >

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CATS ARE LIKE THAT by Martha Weston
Released: March 15, 1999

"In four manageable chapters, this warm story offers an achievable challenge to those moving beyond beginning reader status. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Three fish and a curious cat make for a rambunctious tale in this Level 2 Holiday House Reader from Weston (Bad Baby Brother, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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STRUDEL'S FOREVER HOME by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Overall, a winning and sometimes-harrowing story of a dog and his many families. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A loyal, playful, and opinionated dachshund adjusts to a new home after losing his human in an incident he cannot remember. Read full book review >

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GROWING LIGHT by Martha Conley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1993

"Bright and funny—a welcome debut."
Lake Harris County, California, may be a made-up place, but Growing Light, the horticultural software company located there, feels like the ultimate Marin workplace—from its New Age president George Ashby (``re-creating what `working' means'') to its numerically challenged bookkeeper Audrey Lincoln (``I can't say what he called you, but it's not very, like, self-actualizing''). Read full book review >

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THE OLD FOX DECEIV'D by Martha Grimes
Released: Aug. 18, 1982

"Warmth, humor, and great style—plus, this time, a thoroughly satisfying plot: Grimes has it all firmly under control now—with one of the smoothest, richest Traditional-English mysteries ever to originate on this side of the Atlantic."
Even better than the near-perfect The Man with a Load of Mischief (which wound up with a let-down), Grimes' second case for introspective Inspector Jury of Scotland Yard is immensely welcome—especially since it also brings back Jury's unofficial sidekick, aristocrat Melrose Plant. Read full book review >

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HELP THE POOR STRUGGLER by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1985

"With memorable characters, both minor and major: vintage Grimes—who this time chills the blood without skipping a beat in her elegant (if still sometimes mannered) narration."
After the excessive curlicues and fripperies of Jerusalem Inn (1984), Grimes is back in top form again—in a darker-toned case that brings on a new detection-partner for Supt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"An antic case study illuminating how a lawyer is made in frisky prose infused with attitude."
The path from LSAT to license, traced in a coming-of-age, full-of-panic-attacks memoir from a graduate of Columbia Law, class of '97. Read full book review >

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THE OLD SILENT by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 1989

"Overlong and self-indulgent but still a class act."
Scotland Yard's Superintendent Richard Jury (The Deer Leap, etc.)—suffering ennui and at more-than-usual odds with superior officer A.E. Racer—is sole witness to the quiet killing of music-critic Roger Healy by his wife Nell, in the lounge of the Old Silent inn. Read full book review >