Search Results: "Mary G. Patton"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 9, 2013

"With a steady command of biblical passages and an assortment of tailored activities and reflective questions, Patton expertly helps victims transform into survivors."
Bible verses inspire this guide to healing from emotional trauma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLICKER AND MIST by Mary G. Thompson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"This tale of mixed heritage and divided loyalties with an engaging heroine will appeal to fans of character-driven fantasy. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Myra has inherited her Leftie mother's Ability to become invisible, called flickering, but using it would endanger her high-profile, mixed-blood family. Read full book review >

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AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE by Mary G. Thompson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An intelligent, tense psychological drama. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A kidnapped girl returns home after six years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESCAPE FROM THE PIPE MEN! by Mary G. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Follow the title's advice—escape from the Pipe Men and avoid this unfunny mess. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
In this uneven space adventure, two children defy their alien overlords to go on an intergalactic search for a cure for their dying father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WUFTOOM by Mary G. Thompson
Released: May 8, 2012

"Squash this worm. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this unfulfilling fable, a young boy transforms into a worm and is thrust into a war against his will. Read full book review >

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EVIL FAIRIES LOVE HAIR by Mary G. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Possibly unpalatable for general magical-adventure fans but appealing to readers who relish all things icky. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Evil fairies sure do love hair. To eat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAT THAT FAT CAT! by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read that fat cat! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cornelius Van Ploof is not a cat person—or is he? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIVER OF SORROWS by Libertad Demitropulos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2000

"Argumentative and underimagined."
This 1984 Argentinean novel is both a hymn to the women who support and nourish men who go to war and a tripartite remembrance of the life of 16th-century explorer and revolutionary warrior María Muratore, a Latin American Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Well flavored with wonderful passages on the foods, the people, the travel from village to city, and the joys and frustrations of daily life in a foreign land. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sunny, refreshing season of pro basketball in the Lega Pallenestro Italiano. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOCTORS AFIELD by Mary G. McCrea Curnen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A diverting glimpse into some unusually creative minds. (40 b&w and 8 color illus.)"
A quirky, intriguing collection of portraits of an extraordinary group of physicians—21 men, 6 women—whose leisure time is spent immersed in creative pursuits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"With its painfully stilted academic prose and suffocating atmosphere of political correctness, Fatal Advice isn't likely to convince those who have seen greater complexity in the matter of AIDS education. (10 illustrations, not seen)"
An idiosyncratic and somewhat incoherent investigation into sex education in the age of AIDS. Read full book review >

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THE SHAKE by Jim Patton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Patton's plot, fueled by slick moves and a knowing air of debauchery, drives forward relentlessly, though it's hard to care about the fate of a crew whose vile behavior has earned every felony that befalls them."
This first novel from sports columnist Patton (Rookie: When Michael Jordan Came to the Minor Leagues, not reviewed) charts the thoroughly unpleasant misadventures of a videotape showing a basketball star enjoying himself with an underage teen. Read full book review >