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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

QUAALUDES by Maryann Ziemer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Useful beyond its specific focus. (b&w illustrations, not seen, glossary, notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
In the Drug Library series, a brief look at this depressant of choice in the Vietnam Warera and its modern descendant, Rohypnol, piggybacks an introduction to the causes, hazards, biochemistry, visible symptoms, and treatment of drug abuse in general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM THE ICEWORM by MaryAnn Easley
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A compelling window into a remote world, wrought with sensitivity and compassion. (Fiction. 10+)"
When the plane carrying Allison to the I§upiat village where her mother is teaching crashes and the pilot is killed, she is rescued by an old I§upiat hunter and brought to a remote village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO HAPPY TOGETHER by Maryann McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"A busy plot, rendered in listless prose and populated by one-dimensional characters."
A middle-aged woman anticipates new freedom, only to have troubles land on her with a vengeance, in McFadden's follow-up to The Richest Season (2008). Read full book review >