Search Results: "Mary Elizabeth Thurston"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A fascinating slice of cultural history, and a sterling tribute to dogs through the centuries. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club and Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Early on in this sprightly study, one thing becomes clear: Canines have been good for us, but we haven't always repaid the kindness. Read full book review >

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ALIAS by Mary Elizabeth Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

A tedious tale of a teenager who finds out that his 40-something mother has been a fugitive since the era of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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I'M THE BOSS! by Elizabeth Winthrop
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1994

"Delightful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The subject is clout, and how it's acquired. ``Julia [of Asleep in a Heap, 1993] was not the boss of anything or anybody and she didn't like it.'' Her parents tell her what to eat; her big sister orders her to scram; even her toddler sib hollers when she feels imposed on. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 19, 2012

"An engaging, practical guide for parents."
Jones' debut guidebook on parenting offers an insightful, empowering and resourceful look at what it means to make it as a single parent. Read full book review >

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THE TRAIL OF THE SERPENT by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"But the narrative energy and insistent theatricality help make this inordinately busy melodrama almost as entertaining as it is imperturbably ridiculous."
The devotion of the outrageously prolific Braddon (1835-1915) to the form of the "sensation novel" produced literally dozens of bestselling Victorian potboilers written more or less in the manner made respectable by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu and Wilkie Collins. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Moloney says she found her voice through writing her memoir; readers, however, may not be able to follow what she's saying."
Ex-nun Moloney's debut memoir chronicles a life bound by the expectations of others, turned around with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, Jungian analysis and New Age spirituality. Read full book review >

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ASLEEP IN A HEAP by Elizabeth Winthrop
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Just the thing for a tuck-in storytime. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A diverting new take on the topic of a wakeful tot. Read full book review >

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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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Our Red-Handled Rolling Pin by Mary Elizabeth Kenney
Released: May 19, 2015

"Intriguing generational narrative for young readers with an interest in history, particularly women's history."
An illustrated memoir of four generations of women at the kitchen table by semiretired middle school English teacher Kenney. 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 >