Search Results: "Mary K. Okheena"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DANCING FOX by John Bierhorst
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Few children will want to read it cover to cover on their own; the stories, if diverting, are unembellished, and readers raised on the tidy endings of European folktales and the pithy morals of Aesop may find these selections brusque. (b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography) (Folklore. 10+)"
A scholarly collection of traditional stories from the Inuit cultures of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, expertly edited by Bierhorst (The Way of the Earth, 1994, etc.), who includes an extensive introduction to the Inuit, as well as thoroughly annotated notes on each story and a listing of references. Read full book review >

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Thinking Good Thoughts About Me by Mary K McGranaghan
Released: Feb. 12, 2015

"A delightful method for inspiring confidence in any child."
A debut self-help book for young ones that aims to help them build self-esteem. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW WALKER by Margaret K. Wetterer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 1996

"Wetterer (Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express) and her co-author craft a satisfying volume in the On My Own series, building suspense as the snowshoes disintegrate; Young's illustrations wonderfully evoke old New York City and the storm of a century. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Notes running before and after this true story inform beginning readers of the facts about the Blizzard of 1888, a three- day storm that ravaged the northeastern US. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Although the social science and personal reminiscences are sometimes uneasy bedfellows, readers will learn much from this strong woman's compelling and informative story."
The life of one Crow woman and the story of her tribe are combined in this ethnographic autobiography with mixed results. Read full book review >

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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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THE PATCHWORK LADY by Mary K. Whittington
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

The Patchwork Lady wears ``a plaid dress, argyle stockings, and checkered slippers''; in her house—from her toothpaste to the afghan she's knitting—multicolored designs prevail. 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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BOOK REVIEW

THE WIFE OF JOHN THE BAPTIST by K. Ford K.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2014

"A slow-moving but well-written tale embroidering the life of one of Scripture's most charismatic figures."
This reimagining of John the Baptist's life gives the itinerate prophet a Greek wife who desperately wantshimto avert his dark destiny. Read full book review >

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HITLIST by K. Rawson
Released: July 2, 2015

"A precise portrait of the teen zeitgeist that reassures readers that, despite indications to the contrary, the kids are all right."
An impulsive high school cyber-prank spirals dangerously out of control in Rawson's visceral, compelling debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF A SUBMISSIVE by Sarah K
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"A titillating story for the Fifty Shades set that plumbs the complex, intimate head space of the sexually submissive."
A British woman's epiphanic transformation from bored divorcee to kinky, sensual slave. Read full book review >