Search Results: "Maryann Burk Carver"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2006

"Raymond Carver fans will welcome this up-close, very personal glimpse into the life of the talented but troubled writer."
A bittersweet account of the author's hardscrabble life with her husband, the writer Raymond Carver. Read full book review >

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SKY CARVER by Dean Whitlock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

"A nice blend of introspection and action. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A flowing quest explores industrialization and personal magical talents through three likable characters. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND CARVER by Carol Sklenicka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"The epic biography that Carver deserves."
A rich portrait of a master of the American short story. Read full book review >

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DREAM CARVER by Diana Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Begin it now'—may exceed the grasp of the children for whom the book is intended, but Cordova's depictions of Mateo's animals may win them over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mateo, a young boy who lives in the southern Mexican village of Monte Alban, learns to carve traditional wooden toys (juguetes) at his father's side. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER by Tonya Bolden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Chicago's Field Museum. (source list) (Biography. 10-12)"
Bolden follows up MLK: Journey of a King (2007) with this shorter but equally lucid profile of the second-most-well-known African-American. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL CARVER by Rosanne Daryl Thomas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Like Walker Percy in his early novels, Thomas possesses a real gift for the lyrical and fabulous: an impressive, oddball pleasure."
Downtown meets Brooklyn, Pygmalion meets Faust, and Marilyn Monroe meets the devil—in this rollicking contemporary fairy tale by first-novelist Thomas. Read full book review >

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GRIFF CARVER, HALLWAY PATROL by Jim Krieg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2010

"Still, this is a fast-paced read characterized by knowing, kid-friendly humor, and middle-grade readers will enjoy getting to know Hallway Patrolman Carver. (Mystery. 10-12)"
Junior Philip Marlowes or Sam Spades—or readers fed up with schoolyard miscreants—will welcome the exploits of this hard-boiled, seen-it-all seventh-grade "hall cop." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Exemplary historical writing, to be read alongside Fischer, with Kevin Phillips's The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, Civil Warfare, and the Triumph of Anglo-America (1998) thrown in for good measure."
An ambitious, fittingly sized effort to distill the complex, contentious relations between Mother England and her unruly offspring in the New World. Read full book review >

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DON'T TURN THE PAGE! by Rachelle Burk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2014

"A charming, metafictive good night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book within a book tells the story of a little hedgehog who resists reading a bedtime story about a little bear—or is it also a story about a little bear who reads a book about a little hedgehog? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Still, simply, an important book."
Enter the corridors of power and learn why so few women are there. Read full book review >