Search Results: "Maureen Ogle"


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IN MEAT WE TRUST by Maureen Ogle
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An informative and entertaining narrative of the complexities of a massive industry, in which the author lays bare Americans' sense of entitlement and insistence on cheap and abundant meat and questions what that voracious appetite has wrought on our bodies and the environment."
Historian Ogle (Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer, 2006, etc.) explores the historical foundations and inaccuracies surrounding the story of the industry that supplies the beef, chicken and pork to America's carnivorous multitudes. 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 >

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THE SHADOW CABINET by Maureen Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Creepy, tense and wonderful: Don't expect to put this down once it's begun—but be sure to begin with The Name of the Star (2011). (Supernatural thriller. 13-18)"
Transplanted Southerner Rory must once again save London, but this time her foes aren't all completely dead. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA ASCENDING by Maureen  Lipinski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"Still, this is an entertaining, quick read. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Readers who enjoyed Leah Spencer's mystical adventures in the first series outing, Shadow's Edge (2012), will find even more to love in the second. Read full book review >

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GIRL AT SEA by Maureen Johnson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An iceberg of a romance in the vein of Sarah Dessen. (Fiction. YA)"
According to the text in this complex, near-ethereal exploration of a teen girl's inner awakenings, 17-year-old closed-mouthed Clio has quite a history behind her, including world travel, a bestselling video game named Dive! and a strange tattoo. Read full book review >

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13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES by Maureen Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A sure hit with fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (Fiction. 12+)"
Aunt Peg was full of wonder, and 17-year-old Ginny always felt more interesting around her. Read full book review >

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A NUGGET OF GOLD by Maureen Pople
Released: April 25, 1989

Two narratives—one by Sally, a teen-ager visiting friends on a farm in Australia while her parents separate; and another by Ann, who came to the same site 100 years earlier when her ne'er-do-well father was prospecting for gold—are skillfully interwoven. Read full book review >

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UNAUTHORIZED DEPARTURE by Maureen O’Brien
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2003

"Sleek mystery, with great pace and an abundance of well-written dialogue. Much of its success, however, rests on the reader's affinity for the abrasive Bright."
Tough British cop, on vacation in France, finds himself at the center of a murder probe. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"While Dezell's conclusion that Irish-Americans are a 'study in contradictions' is hardly momentous, this survey of their cultural expressions is a welcome relief from the green beer and kiss-me-I'm-Irish inanity."
Appalled that the Irish-American image has been reduced to the crudest stereotypes, which if visited upon other cultures would be met with cries of insult, Boston Globe journalist Dezell seeks a more meaningful and historically informed understanding of the Irish identity in the US today. Read full book review >

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A LOVER'S ALMANAC by Maureen Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A worthy gathering—sometimes Dos Passos, sometimes Faulkner, sometimes Howard—that would have offered greater pleasures, as almanac and otherwise, at, say, two thirds its length."
The attempt here—a novel as expansive as an almanac, with a bit of everything in it—raises Howard's latest sometimes to considerable heights but as often slows it to a crawl through lives and commentary not always interesting enough for the trip. Read full book review >

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CAPITOL SECRETS by Maureen Dean
Released: Feb. 6, 1992

"No-holds-barred commercial novel bent on murdering your sleep."
Second novel by the author of Washington Wives (1987), as well as MO: A Woman's View of Watergate (1975), who is the wife of Watergate whistle-blower John Dean. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The groaning shelves of books about English royalty hardly require another volume, but at least Waller's take is refreshingly feminist."
Glossy, deeply detailed, occasionally repetitious comparative examination of the six queens who have ruled England in their own right. Read full book review >