Search Results: "Mary F. Pols"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2008

"A page-turner by someone who stopped waiting for Mr. Perfect."
Bay Area film critic Pols chronicles her unexpected pregnancy and journey into not-quite-single motherhood. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF THE MORNING LIGHT by Manitonquat
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Laurie Weinstein-Farson's The Wampanoag, 1989); for social studies and literature units, comparative mythology, and storytelling. (Folklore. 8+)"
It was the Wampanoag (the ``People of the Dawn'') who shared their thanksgiving harvests with the Pilgrims in the 1620's. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"While the book contains some interesting trivia, its basic conclusion, that postwar American society was torn by anxiety and internal contradictions, is hardly eye-opening."
Historian Corey (UCLA) sets herself an original task—to re-create the complex mosaic of postwar America from the vantage of the New Yorker, the most cosmopolitan and nonpartisan magazine of the time. Read full book review >

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The Bronze Rule by Mary F. Sisney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A frank, funny, cheeky and charming memoir of academia."
A no-holds-barred look at academia from an insider's point of view. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Following in the Footsteps of God by Robb F.
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"Contains some big ideas, but not the best place to start for spiritual enlightenment."
Robb F.'s fourth book continues his series of spiritual insights. Read full book review >

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TREAT by Mary Sullivan
Kirkus Star
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A relentless, single-minded canine's quest proves to be a rib-tickling treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A determined dog's emotions run the gamut while in pursuit of the impossible-to-resist "treat." Read full book review >

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RAYBOT by Adam F. Watkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"A bland take on a heavily used plot that nevertheless has some potential as a high-volume storytime choice. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A junkyard robot ventures out into the wide world in search of a friend. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOWS OF THE GODS by John F. Raines
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"'The X-Men of Shannara,' if you will, skirmish against elves, rebels, their own masters and, occasionally, the reader's patience, but ultimately win the battle for the attention of young followers in the genre."
In the start to a new heroic-fantasy series, a corps of elite magically mutated "hybrids," humanoid creatures bred to serve an unworthy king, go rogue during a period of war and take destiny into their own hands, wings and claws. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 1968

The humanist view of the world which always held to some fundamental truth about experience, whether objective or subjective, has for a long while now been on the defensive. Read full book review >