Search Results: "Mary Elizabeth Fricke"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A vivid diary of life on the family farm today. (Sixteen b&w photographs—not seen)"
A woman's journal of days on a central Missouri farm reveals a life of incredibly endless work—and of devotion to the land that amounts to modern-day pantheism. Read full book review >

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TRUST ME, I'M LYING by Mary Elizabeth Summer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A memorable debut; here's hoping for a lot more from Summer. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A girl grifter becomes caught up in a scheme that might be too big to handle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"Williams delivers a complex tale about a complex disease, and by sharing a narrative rich in detail, personalities, and New York scenes, she will ease the burdens of those immediately affected and inform others of progress in cancer research."
Who would have thought a book about being diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma could be exhilarating and entertaining? Read full book review >

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Beveled Edges and Mitered Corners by Mary Elizabeth Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2015

"Not afraid to enter casual mode for the big things, one's own mortality included. An apt choice for the earthliness of our lives."
A pleasant, versatile first book of poems by Lee. Read full book review >

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TRUST ME, I'M TROUBLE by Mary Elizabeth Summer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A clever romp that keeps readers guessing. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Quick-thinking grifter Julep Dupree, introduced in Trust Me, I'm Lying (2014), returns for a second round of high-stakes intrigue.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2009

"Poignant and funny."
A middle-class couple in "car-honking, no-YOU-shut-up Brooklyn" embarks on a three-year mission to seek the permanence of home ownership. Read full book review >

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TO LOVE AND DIE IN DALLAS by Mary Elizabeth Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"The story hopscotches among so many potential centers of interest—from Lindsey's blind mother to police detective Jake Malone to a pair of grave robbers-for-hire—that it has no time to bring any of them to life. "
Skeletons popping out of 40-year-old Dallas closets create havoc for four old school friends in Goldman's heartfelt but unconvincing debut. Read full book review >

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MILLIONS OF SNOWFLAKES by Mary McKenna Siddals
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A sparkling salute to the frosty season. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Siddals (Tell Me a Season, 1997) again looks to nature for inspiration in her tale of seasonal delight. Read full book review >

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MOLLY AND THE PRINCE by Mary Pope Osborne
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Dog lovers and lovers of magic will respond to this brief but intense idyll. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A friendly dog leads young Molly deep into the woods, where a summer evening's magic awaits her. Read full book review >

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JEOFFRY’S CHRISTMAS by Mary Bryant Bailey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"Nature-loving parents may particularly appreciate a Christmas story that focuses on providing sustenance for those less fortunate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In her first work for children, Bailey provides a rhyming text about an orange-striped cat that catches a ride in Santa's sleigh. Read full book review >

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SNUG by Mary Elizabeth Hanson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Cut-paper pictures use a warm palette to illustrate curious bears in a natural setting, although Taylor is better at creating snuggly, loving scenes than suspenseful ones. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boundless energy of a toddler is dramatized through the antics of Snug, a bear cub, and his mother. Read full book review >

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A CRACK IN THE WALL by Mary Elizabeth Haggerty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Overall, nice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mama says that once she finds a job they'll move to a better place; meanwhile, in their seedy interim apartment, there's a large crack that scares Carlos, particularly when it's lit up by cars at night. Read full book review >