Search Results: "Marti MacGibbon"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2017

"An effervescently witty, if exhaustive, chronicle of perseverance and the power to overcome the darkest of days."
Stand-up comedian MacGibbon (Never Give in to Fear, 2012) returns in this follow-up memoir, offering a more introspective look at her upbringing and early life. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A dark yet inspiring look at conquering addiction and regaining hope."
MacGibbon shows readers just how rough the road to redemption is in her gritty memoir of addiction. Read full book review >

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Marti and Anna: Out of Cuba by Colado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"An informative read for anyone interested in the history of Cubans who moved to the U.S. before the mass emigration sparked by Castro's revolution."
In the early 1900s, a Cuban mother and daughter immigrate to New York and overcome adversity. Read full book review >

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DANIEL ISN’T TALKING by Marti Leimbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A skillfully crafted and bracingly unsentimental look at one mother's love—sometimes tender, sometimes frantic, always fierce—in the face of adversity."
The author of Dying Young (1989) tells the story of a young mother with an autistic son. Read full book review >

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AGE OF CONSENT by Marti Leimbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Devastatingly powerful scenes trapped in a rickety plot."
An unflinching look at sexual abuse from an author who isn't afraid of difficult subjects. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND HOUSES by Marti Leimbach
Released: March 1, 1997

"Leimbach exhibits a memorable comic voice."
Leimbach bounces back from a disappointing second novel (Sun Dial Street, 1992) with this tart, witty tale of a very pregnant Boston novelist whose handsome, hopelessly neurotic husband abandons her in her seventh month. ``I always compare love and houses—there's something essentially the same about them,'' explains Meg Howe, our frazzled, 37-year-old narrator. ``A new marriage is almost always followed by a new house and that same house is sold like old junk when the marriage collapses. . . . Read full book review >

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SUN DIAL STREET by Marti Leimbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"The weak narrative grip, the awkward shifts and dislocations, the bland narrator, and the capricious removal of the most interesting character, the richly ambiguous Eli: all make this a disappointing second offering."
Leimbach follows her very successful debut (Dying Young, 1989, which had another life as a 1991 movie) with this lackluster story of frayed family ties. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 2011

"Even with its flaws, this book is a revealing glimpse into online dating for seniors, with their special needs, 'baggage' and aspirations."
This slim handbook written as a memoir and how-to book explores the uncharted territory of senior online dating, and DiGioia and her coauthor Ruggles (an online match) demystify this search while sharing their personal e-mails, experiences and lessons learned. Read full book review >

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MARKET DAYS by Madhur Jaffrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"The book, concluding with a simple recipe from each country, provides an interesting approach to cross-cultural understanding. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
``Walking through any marketplace on this globe is a bit like opening a window and looking right into the heart of a country,'' says Jaffrey, who describes markets in Mexico, India, Egypt, Hong Kong, Italy, and Senegal. Read full book review >

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A PROMISE TO THE SUN by Tololwa Marti Mollel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fine choice for group sharing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An African-born Canadian who made a splendid debut with his retelling of a Maasai tale (The Orphan Boy, 1991, ALA Notable Book) creates an appealing, apparently original pourquoi story: When drought withers the land, a bat joins the birds in seeking relief and is chosen as emissary. Read full book review >