Search Results: "Maureen McCarthy"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A RAT by Maureen McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Despite winning, original moments, the parts, unfortunately, do not add up to a satisfying whole. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Everything goes wrong after Ruth loses Rodney the rat, a present from her Aunt Mary Ellen: Mary Ellen dies, Ruth fights with her friends, and her family becomes an embarrassment. Read full book review >

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ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME by Maureen McCarthy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Older teens just stepping into adulthood will recognize and appreciate Rose's authentic transformative experiences. (Fiction. YA)"
Rose's road trip up the Australian coast invokes flashbacks from the previous year, when her parents' marriage, plans for college and best friendship all fell apart. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Best for newcomers to classical music; seasoned listeners and trained musicians may find themselves alternating between agreement and consternation."
A study of music that puts the emphasis on listening rather than understanding. Read full book review >

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MEAN, MEAN MAUREEN GREEN by Judy Cox

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BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2004

"A worthy reexamination of the politician whom many remember fondly today—yet who is still likened to Harold Stassen as a born loser."
Thoughtful biography of the quintessential American liberal who, toward the end of his political career, was "challenging the very premises of the liberalism that he had himself championed." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Librarians, prepare for opinion-blackened margins; readers, argue and run—to more balanced historians."
A combative corrective to the view of McCarthy as red-baiting demagogue that finds the true villains in the liberal establishment and the mainstream media. Read full book review >

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IKE AND MCCARTHY by David A. Nichols
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"A thorough, well-written, and surprising picture of a man who was much more than a 'do-nothing' president."
New insight into Dwight Eisenhower's silent methods of facing down enemies, particularly Joseph McCarthy. Read full book review >

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EXHUMING MARY MCCARTHY by Jessica Lamirand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"A nostalgia-infused ode to youthful stumbles and joys."
Lamirand's memoir, a debut, recounts the friendships she formed during her first few years at Colorado College in the mid-'90s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2004

"A boon for fans, and likely to gather yet more admirers of McCarthy's travels."
Broad humor follows the author on his travels to unearth a selection of far-flung kinsmen. Read full book review >

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Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy by J.T Lundy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An entertaining if over-the-top saga of demagoguery run amok."
A mild-mannered federal functionary battles a fascist takeover in this boisterous satirical thriller. Read full book review >