Search Results: "Maryann Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

STALKING SEASON by Maryann  Miller
Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"Deftly plotted and paced. Although it's certainly possible to grow impatient with the protagonists' unwarranted impatience toward each other, they're appealing enough to keep the pages turning."
Dallas detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson (Open Season, 2011, etc.) return to confront a case almost as gnarly as their relationship. Read full book review >

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BRENDA AND EDWARD by Maryann Kovalski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Once readers give themselves over to the hybrid world in which the dogs dwellthey are clearly canine, with doggy features and abilities, but in all other ways act humanthey will relish this two-hankie telling and the tidy illustrations of love lost and found. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kovalski (Pizza for Breakfast, 1991, etc.) introduces two lovable dogs that live happily together behind a French restaurant. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Based on the real Odette Meyers (nee Melspajz), this thoughtful, affecting piece makes an ideal Holocaust introduction for readers unready for death-camp scenes. (timeline, historical photographs, author's note) (Historical verse fiction. 9-15)"
Introspective and accessible, this fictionalized history of a Jewish child surviving the Nazi occupation of France uses an elegant simplicity of language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An informed observer's informative progress report on some possible winners in a socioeconomic rivalry of supranational consequences."
A top securities analyst's savvy, if impressionistic, audit of the trio of multinational manufacturers she expects to rule the automotive world well into the 21st century. Read full book review >

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GLIMPSES OF GAUGUIN by Maryann D'Agincourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A precisely rendered image of a quest to tease out life's larger meaning."
In D'Agincourt's (All Most, 2013, etc.) novel, a woman reflects on her family's shared history and the shadow it has cast on her own life. Read full book review >

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Geography of Shame by Maryann Feola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2015

"A touching account of family dysfunction as it exists side by side with loving, close-knit relationships."
A multigenerational exploration of the impact of southern Italian heritage on the offspring of immigrants who came to America at the turn of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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SEX AND THE SINGLE SISTER by Maryann Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Reid's magazine-style demographic approach and unoriginal prose are anything but sexy. Flat characterization and dear-diary tone don't help. What's love got to do with it? Nothing at all, apparently."
Debut collection of graphic but not especially sensual novellas about black single women . Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A notable, inspirational story of hardship and survival."
Raccosta's remarkable family memoir recounts and reflects on caring for two sons battling a rare, life-threatening illness. Read full book review >

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A VACATION FOR POOCH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Pitch-perfect, well-paced and with a conclusion that will leave children deeply satisfied, this is a book to be shared before any kind of separation and just for fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this small-enough-to-pack storybook, Violet and her dog, Pooch, take separate vacations: Violet to the beach, Pooch to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

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MR. TANEN’S TIES RULE! by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Still, aside from the episode's two predecessors and the likes of Stephanie Calmenson's Principal's New Clothes (1991), principals rarely get good press—and the students here do respond to the mini-crisis with calm common sense. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Third time's not the charm for the Principal with the world-class cravat collection. Mr. Tanen may own 998 "wild and crazy" ties, but on Career Day, he goes for the unbuttoned-collar look, as students and faculty switch roles—just before a Federal Official pays an unscheduled call. Read full book review >