Search Results: "Martin Cheek"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Expert and invigorating."
Comprehensive guide to America's looming energy emergency, including suggested actions that the authors believe will avert a global crisis. Read full book review >

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THE SEX LIFE OF MY AUNT by Mavis Cheek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Passable tale of love and lies in a proper climate."
A complacent Englishwoman who has it all discovers a life of passion and subterfuge in middle age. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A doleful debut, heartfelt but disappointing."
A son remembers his North Carolina childhood in the 1960s: his abusive father, his loving mother and the racist climate that empowered a judge to place the boy in foster care when his mother became involved with a black man. Read full book review >

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WHITE BOY BLUES by Ozzie Cheek
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An enjoyable, if somewhat superficial, fictional interpretation of a psychedelic moment in American history."
A fast-paced, drug-fueled novel that spans the highs and lows of the latter half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE OCTOPUPPY by Martin McKenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Jarvis' tale will inspire listeners to laugh...and ask for an octopuppy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When is a dog not a dog? When he's an octopuppy. Read full book review >

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SYMPHONY CITY by Amy  Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"This lovely tribute to the power of music to take us away and soothe our fears will likely fly over the heads of its intended audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On her way to a concert, a young girl loses the hand of the adult taking her. Following a trail of music through the city, she finds her way home where "the best songs love you back." Read full book review >

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TRACKED by Jenny Martin
Released: May 5, 2015

"Genre fans will find that the strong action helps to compensate for flaws. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
A rebellious street urchin is coerced into driving a race car for an oppressive corporation that rules her planet. Read full book review >