Search Results: "Maureen N. McLane"


BOOK REVIEW

MY POETS by Maureen N. McLane
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"A perceptive reflection on the reading and writing life by a poet who has embraced her own personal anxiety of influence."
An acclaimed poet considers the predecessors who shaped her art and life in this idiosyncratic mix of literary survey and intellectual biography. Read full book review >

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SHADOW'S EDGE by Maureen  Lipinski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"Pass. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Leah Spencer isn't just the new kid at Westerville High, she's an unwilling Créatúir Shaman, desperate to shed her responsibilities to the "Other Realm" and live the life of a normal Texas teenager. Read full book review >

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THE LAST LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPE by Maureen Johnson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"While there are no big surprises in this oft-told story of a teen's growth through travel and new relationships, this is an appealingly smart and honest read that fans of the first will find deeply satisfying. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ginny Blackstone returns for another delightfully madcap adventure in Europe in this follow-up to Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes (2005). Read full book review >

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SCARLETT FEVER by Maureen Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Readers will have to read the first to understand this one, and the decidedly cliffhanger conclusion will ensure they are left in fevered anticipation of the next. (Comedy. 12 & up)"
The sequel measures well above its predecessor in this hilarious follow-up to Suite Scarlett (2008), which first introduced the eccentric, New York-dwelling Martin family. Read full book review >

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RECIPE FOR DISASTER by Maureen Fergus
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Most readers will wish for a Harold Horvath-focused sequel, or a cookbook detailing Francie's scrumptious-sounding recipes. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Talented baker-entrepreneur Francie's comfortable perch at the margins of ninth-grade social life—half-heartedly playing clarinet in Performance Band to ensure class time with best friend Holly, flirting surreptitiously with adorable dolt Tate Jarvis—is upended by the unnervingly self-possessed newcomer Darlene. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO THE GOLDEN FIREBIRD by Maureen Johnson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"The story's realism lends credibility to the emotional struggles of a courageous family that should touch many young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
This affecting story, of three teenaged sisters coping with their father's sudden death, centers around May, the middle, brainy one. Read full book review >

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DEVILISH by Maureen Johnson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Great entertainment and hard to put down. (Fiction. YA)"
Feisty, rebellious and exceptionally smart, Jane would appear to be the last student at her strict Catholic high school to join in a fight with real demons from Hell. Read full book review >

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LET LOOSE THE DOGS by Maureen Jennings
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Not only the most generously plotted of Murdoch's four cases (Poor Tom is Cold, 2001, etc.), but the one whose constant reminders of mortality, via wounded dogs, chicks, and rats, are the most piercing."
The last time Acting Detective William Murdoch, of Toronto's Number Four Station, saw his father was in 1873, and to Murdoch, remembering the alcoholism and violent outbursts that led him to run away from home with his sister Susanna, the ensuing 22 years have not been long enough. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A lucid, smoothly executed look at a pivotal decade in the legacy of American fashion."
Examination of three iconic tastemakers who changed the face of American high-fashion merchandising. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING FOR NOTHING by Maureen O’Hara
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A clearly presented book that effectively 'reduce[s] the confusion surrounding financial activities.'"
A leading financial economist attempts to counterbalance "the impression that modern finance is at best ‘ethically challenged' or at worst fatally flawed," a perception bolstered by the "constant barrage of financial scandals." Read full book review >

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MY YEAR WITH THE STORK CLUB by Maureen Freely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 1993

"Wickedly funny. (Film rights to Francis Ford Coppola)"
Freely's latest satirical look (after the darkly comic Mother's Helper, 1979; and The Life of the Party, 1984) at modern American moms and dads—this one featuring a bumbling househusband whose marriage is destroyed by his wife's gaggle of terrifying friends. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"A beer garden of a book that leaves no stein unturned."
From kegs to bottles to cans, the making and selling of beer encapsulates in various ways the larger history of American taste and how business catered to it. Read full book review >