Search Results: "Mary Kay Ricks"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A valuable account, closing with a moving précis of the fate of the Pearl's people and their descendants."
Readable re-creation of a little-known episode in the long struggle to abolish slavery in America. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Escaping our solar system is not easy, as Voyager has shown, but this is a useful path for budding space scientists. (glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Science writer Carson goes beyond the planets she described in Exploring the Solar System (2006) to survey the history of stargazing from antiquity to near-present day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Still, American moms of the post-Kennedy era will recognize—and even admire—themselves here."
A memoir of a woman in progress, this volume describes the 20 years spent raising two sons to be sensitive, responsible, independent—and, hopefully, to pick up their socks. Read full book review >

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LADIES' NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Humorous and witty and as entertaining as a good night out."
Andrews (Spring Fever, 2012, etc.) presents a delightful novel about love, revenge and more love. Read full book review >

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MAN ALIVE! by Mary Kay Zuravleff
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This worthy attempt to dramatize the extent to which randomness rules our lives is subverted by aimless storytelling."
A lightning strike skews the trajectory of a family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVANNAH BREEZE by Mary Kay Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A successful combination of romance and action make this sunny novel a beach-ready treat."
Andrews brings back characters from Savannah Blues (2002) for a new set of misadventures. Read full book review >

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BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"A perfect fit for the romance lover's beach bag."
Bestseller Andrews introduces Greer Hennessy, a third-generation worker in the film industry, whose difficult background and current job trigger a flood of problems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE TORNADOES by Mary Kay Carson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Impressive. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Extreme storms never cease to appeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"By far the most complete, current and evenhanded look at the space program's successes and failures for younger audiences, this meaty, compelling invitation to explore the high frontier will soar off shelves. (multimedia resource lists, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Combining specific but not heavily technical descriptions with plenty of bright, sharply reproduced color photos, this outstanding up-to-the-minute-and-beyond account of our ages-old study of the solar system will sweep readers up in the wonder and excitement of each new discovery. Read full book review >

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THE BOWL IS ALREADY BROKEN by Mary Kay Zuravleff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Zuravleff's love for ancient treasures and their sometimes fallible guardians is clear on every page. Unfortunately, that love alone isn't sufficient foundation for a novel."
A glacially slow second novel from Zuravleff (The Frequency of Souls, 1996) concerns an embattled museum and its varied staff. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS BLISS by Mary Kay Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Andrews delivers a blissfully divine holiday gift."
Andrews (Ladies' Night, 2013, etc.) spreads tidings of comfort and bundles of joy in her latest Weezie Foley and BeBe Loudermilk romp, the fourth in her Southern series. Read full book review >

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SAVANNAH BLUES by Mary Kay Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"First-timer Andrews, a former journalist and once an antiques 'picker' herself, offers deft plotting, sly humor, and appealing characters: pure fun."
Sassy gal hunts for antiques in Savannah's street junk—and tracks down a killer. Read full book review >