Search Results: "Martha Southgate"


BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER WAY TO DANCE by Martha Southgate
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Readers will be rooting for Vicki all the way. (Fiction. 12+)"
A probing ballet story about a young dancer who is untangling the differences between blending into the corps de ballet and subsuming her own individuality. Read full book review >

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THIRD GIRL FROM THE LEFT by Martha Southgate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"Art conquers all: Family mysteries are solved, and sassy, determined women triumph."
A compelling saga of love, film and family secrets. Read full book review >

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THE TASTE OF SALT by Martha Southgate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Thoughtful if small in scale, the drama's ambivalences and ambiguities remain almost too low-key to build readers' interest before the tragic if unsurprising climax."
A master at portraying the hurdles faced by upwardly mobile African-Americans, Southgate (Third Girl from the Left, 2005, etc.) focuses her third novel on a marine biologist trying to escape her heritage. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF ROME by Martha Southgate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An elegantly written story with serious concerns is lamentably undermined by much too often showing more than it tells."
Evocative but disappointingly inert, Southgate's second outing (after Another Way to Dance, 1996) depicts the conflicting tensions of experience and expectations that confront African-American males in traditionally white schools. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Gennady Spirin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"A little slice of life—about life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Spirin's illustrations always gladden the heart, and here his meticulous and sumptuous watercolors highlight a familiar family tale. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Agnes de Mille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"A must for fans of Graham's, de Mille's, dance- -indeed, anyone wanting a clear picture of a creative era that is fast drawing to a close. (Thirty-two pp. of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Eye-opening, riveting, enlightening, uplifting—Martha Graham's life and times seen through the discerning, appreciative eye of Agnes de Mille. Read full book review >

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MARTHA CALLING by Susan Meddaugh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Rarely do sequels have such zip. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Martha, a dog, takes command of the human language after eating a bowl of alphabet soup. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING MARTHA by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Still, the characters are likable, and many readers will recognize themselves in Martha. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At 11, Martha is hoping to be discovered—again. Read full book review >

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PERFECTLY MARTHA by Susan Meddaugh
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 2004

"Martha is the perfect mutt to raise the slogan 'Question Authority' to an art form: really, if you're not drinking from the toilet or scattering trash, are you being true to your inner dog? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Martha, the dog who took alphabet soup to new heights, smells a rat when the dogs in her neighborhood start behaving too obediently after a course with Otis Weaselgraft's Perfect Pup Institute. Read full book review >

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MARTHA WASHINGTON by Patricia Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2005

"Engaging study of a vibrant woman."
In a short, admirable biography, Brady—who has edited several books about Nelly Custis Lewis, Martha Washington's granddaughter—recreates the life and loves of America's original first lady. Read full book review >

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MARTHA PEAKE by Patrick McGrath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2000

Best known for such vivid and thoughtful literary thrillers as Spider (1990) and Asylum (1997), McGrath extends his range with this ambitious historical melodrama, a tale both as seductively fascinating and as ungainly as its boldly imagined antihero. Read full book review >

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MARTHA, NO! by Edward Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Still, a delicious tone and the perfect illustrator are sure to make this a beloved story in many a household (odd ending or no). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet disposition combined with a penchant for mass destruction drives this sweet if mildly flawed tale of a nanny and her overly enthusiastic young charge. Read full book review >