Search Results: "Mary Scott Nabers"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"More a practical how-to manual, short and to the point, than a study of the merits and disadvantages of outsourcing government."
A former Texas Railroad commissioner and current business consultant argues that government is undergoing a major transformation as it seeks ways to provide services profitably and effectively. Read full book review >

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NOT IN NEWBURY by Mary Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A witty sendup of semantics and urban trendies in a well-drawn postmodern London."
American debut by British writer Scott that mordantly limns the loves and lives of contemporary London's chattering classes. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Cook successfully establishes the mathematical foundation needed for construction with a witty, conversational tone that clarifies math while instilling confidence in a reader's capacity to practically apply numbers."
This step-by-step guide to mastering basic construction math utilizes the building of a hypothetical bungalow as an occasion to lightheartedly relate mathematical thinking to practical application. Read full book review >

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TAH-TYE, THE LAST 'POSSUM IN THE POUCH by Mary Alice Fontenot
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The illustrations portray the blue and green of a swamp in moonlight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book's dawdling pace may leave readers wondering just who's playing 'possum: the characters in the book or the book itself. 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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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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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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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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PIRATES OF THE SILVER COAST by Scott Chantler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This rollicking serial adventure continues to please. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
In their fifth outing, former circus acrobat Dessa and her nonhuman companions take ship for the "dark island" of Astaroth—first with a smuggler and then with a pirate king (who isn't exactly a king). Read full book review >

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THE CAPTIVE PRINCE by Scott Chantler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Nary a dull moment, nor even a slow one in this escapade's latest outing. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Three fugitives and a bookish young prince repeatedly rescue one another in the latest episode of this particularly adventuresome graphic-novel series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"This gladdening little read can act as a terrific impetus for adults and children to compare and list what brings them everyday happiness. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Light and humorous, this is a sweet revelation of life's simple and attainable joys. Read full book review >