Search Results: "Mary Kay Zuravleff"


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THE FREQUENCY OF SOULS by Mary Kay Zuravleff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Thumbs most of the way up."
Polished first novel toying with the possibility that dead souls are all around us, ``broadcasting'' at weak radio frequencies. 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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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 >

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SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A deft mixture of romance and humor in a story featuring a likable protagonist and cute critters: It's a date Andrews fans won't want to miss."
Andrews (Christmas Bliss, 2013, etc.) produces another happily-ever-after with the usual complications; her heroine this time is a Savannah florist trying to gain a foothold in the bridal industry. Read full book review >

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VANITY INSANITY by Mary Kay Leatherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A realistic, captivating portrayal of a man's life in full."
Leatherman (co-author Sharing the Faith With Your Child, 2006) writes the fictional life story of Benjamin Howard Keller, a Nebraska native who learns about life and death as he interacts with friends, neighbors and clients. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT DREAMS by Mary Kay DeGenova
NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 2017

"An intelligent self-help book that will give stressed parents practical knowledge and a sense of relief."
Children with developmental disabilities can thrive if their parents reject perfectionism and embrace "different dreams" for them, according to this guide for parents. Read full book review >

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HISSY FIT by Mary Kay Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Competently written, but not at all sure what it wants to be."
Southern belle raises a ruckus. Read full book review >

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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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An entertaining though superficial introduction to the American Revolution. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Much of the essential history of the American Revolution is conveyed briefly through 18 questions and answers. Read full book review >

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EMI AND THE RHINO SCIENTIST by Mary Kay Carson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"The emphases on reproductive science and zoo work both make this an unusual addition to the admirable Scientists in the Field series, one that should be welcome in high-school as well as middle-school libraries. (glossary, suggested reading and websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Working in the Cincinnati Zoo as part of a worldwide effort to support endangered animals, scientist Terri Roth succeeds in helping a pair of Sumatran rhinos reproduce, using techniques that can be used to help other rhinoceroses both in captivity and, indirectly, in the wild. Read full book review >

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THE BAT SCIENTISTS by Mary Kay Carson
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Uhlman's photographs are clearly identified in context and the backmatter supports further research. (Learn more, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
The "ick" factor is high in this latest title in the Scientists in the Field series describing patient field work, rescue and conservation efforts to save bats. Read full book review >