Search Results: "Maya Sarfati"


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A SMILE FOR ELLIOT by Maya  Sarfati
by Maya Sarfati, illustrated by Maya Sarfati, developed by Touchoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2012

"This DIY book isn't half bad, but the price tag is sure to snatch a few smiles. (iPad storybook app. 18 mos.-5)"
A sweet but bland story about the imaginings of a boy and his koala bear. Read full book review >

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SISTERS OF THE SWORD by Maya Snow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"The fact that the girls' mother and brother, would-be heir Moriyasu, remain at large lays the groundwork for a sequel. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
"Blows rained on innocent heads. And blood flowed, splashing walls with gory crimson." Read full book review >

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LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER by Maya Angelou
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"A slim volume packed with nourishing nuggets of wisdom."
Life lessons from the celebrated poet. Read full book review >

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A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN by Maya Angelou
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2002

"Alternately elegiac, meditative, and humorous, a book to savor and remember."
The distinguished poet and playwright brings her six-volume cycle of memoirs to a close. Read full book review >

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AND STILL I RISE by Maya Angelou
Released: Oct. 2, 1978

"However, through her use of music and direct, uninhibited statement, she has written a distinctive and energetic volume."
In her third volume of poems, Maya Angelou proves once again that audacity can pay off. Read full book review >

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LADY CLAIRE IS ALL THAT by Maya Rodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"For Austenites with a yen for a hero who is humbled into good sense and a heroine who learns to value sensibility."
Love blooms unexpectedly when an American arrival to Regency London becomes a pawn in a bet between two ne'er-do-well aristocrats. Read full book review >

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THE TELL-TALE TARTE by Maya Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Cooking tips and Poe lore help move the mundane mystery along to a satisfying if not surprising conclusion."
A job as an author's stand-in puts a sleuth in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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SCAM CHOWDER by Maya Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2015

"The appended five-ingredient recipes vie for pride of place with the simple mystery."
A good cook makes an even better detective when her grandfather is suspected of murder. Read full book review >

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FINAL FONDUE by Maya Corrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"Corrigan keeps her simple mixture of pleasant characters, murder, and recipes in the oven just a little too long to be truly tasty."
Paying guests are a major headache for a small-town cook and her grandfather. Read full book review >

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GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME by Maya Angelou
Released: May 17, 1974

"Her own thing on her own terms — worlds removed from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man carrying his patron's letter, 'keep this nigger running' — and because of it, Angelou's stature, as a writer, a woman, a black, grows, walks tall."
Continuing from the deeply affecting first volume of her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970), Angelou, sixteen, has given birth to her illegitimate son Guy, WW II has just ended, there's optimism in the land and racism, blacks are telling themselves, was only a temporary aberration (didn't we, after all, work together for the defense effort?). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1969

"However charily one should apply the word, a beautiful book, an unconditionally involving memoir for our time or any time."
Maya Angelou is a natural writer with an inordinate sense of life and she has written an exceptional autobiographical narrative which retrieves her first sixteen years from "the general darkness just beyond the great blinkers of childhood." Read full book review >