Search Results: "Mary A. Bufwack"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 1993

"There's a definite need for a serious and thorough history of country music, always a poor stepchild in musical scholarship, but this isn't it. (Photographs—192 b&w)"
Attractively produced but flawed history of women in country music from the turn of the century to today, by anthropologist/social-worker Bufwack and Nashville Tennessean music-reporter Oermann. Read full book review >

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MARY HAS A BABY by Mieke van Hooft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"The book's charming art is hampered by the inferior translation of the text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This Nativity story, first published in Belgium and Holland, uses rhyming verse and innovative paper-collage illustrations to present the narrative of the birth of Jesus. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR MARY by Dennis Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Like Pete Hamil in A Drinking Life, Smith has written an absorbing memoir that vividly re-creates the pains and joys of an impoverished Irish-American boyhood. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A richly detailed, lovingly told memoir of the author's tempestuous 1950s boyhood in an Irish-Italian neighborhood of New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LETTER OF MARY by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Even Holmes is muffled. (Author tour)"
Oxford theologian Mary Russell, now living quietly in Sussex with her husband Sherlock Holmes, is thunderstruck with the explosive potential of a document her old acquaintance, amateur archeologist Dorothy Ruskin, brings her from a dig in Palestine: a letter from one Mariam of Magdala identifying herself as an apostle of Jesus. Read full book review >

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A Girl Named Mary by Mary Jo Nickum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"A provocative, intelligently constructed historical exercise."
A fictional imagining of the childhood of Jesus' mother, Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 13, 2005

"A light parable of peace, well suited to a time of widespread hatemongering."
Photographer/naturalist Skye paints an unabashedly endearing picture of a friendship between a young moose and an old horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Despite the author's closeness to the case—or maybe because of it—he offers valuable insights into the 13 murders that rocked the city. (26 illustrations, not seen)"
Boston television producer Sherman, nephew of the last woman killed by the Boston Strangler, finds Albert DeSalvo's confession too politically expedient to be convincing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB by Linda Jennings
Released: June 1, 1999

"Hurt-Newton's artwork is enticing, the paint as thick and rich as frosting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It all starts rather familiarly: "Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY HAD A LITTLE LIZARD by Kayla Harren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Cute but a little muddled and ultimately failing to break new ground. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this wordless picture book, a pet lizard avoids separation anxiety by stowing away in its owner's backpack on the first day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY WAS A LITTLE LAMB by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Low, low key—and a true story, to boot—definitely suitable for nighttime reading, though Ted Rand's saturated colors and lovely brushwork that resembles sophisticated finger painting will keep young readers' interest constantly refreshed. (author note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Another successful team effort that encourages responsibility and caring, in this case for an abandoned sheep—well, not really abandoned, call it forgotten by its mother who has just had twins and the second lamb has slipped her mind. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >