Search Results: "Maya Milusheva"


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THE ALICE APP by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though Alice apps abound, this offers some audio and visual pleasures of its own. (Requires iOS 6.0 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 10-13)"
A full version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, expressively read in a semi-British accent and decorated with illustrations that echo the elegant surrealism, and often the composition, of Tenniel's originals. 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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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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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 >

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Dare To Be Your Own Boss by Maya Sullivan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2015

"Clearly and cogently written, a thought-provoking book that provides useful guidance to entrepreneurial risk takers as well as a treasure trove of potential business ideas."
This combination self-assessment and idea starter should spark the interest of anyone with entrepreneurial drive. Read full book review >

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Released: April 8, 1986

"In sum, the human heart of Africa reaching out to one of its displaced children, deepening that child's understanding of herself and her heritage."
The hauntingly evocative and poetic continuation of the autobiography that began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970). Read full book review >

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HIGHLANDER MOST WANTED by Maya Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2013

"Lush emotionalism, compelling characters and a moving storyline will win romance fans."
When Scottish warrior Bowen Montgomery enters an enemy keep, he is surprised to find that the bravest person there is a mistreated captive of the clan, and the more he learns about the compelling, wounded Genevieve McInnis, the more sure he is that he's met his match—and his mate. Read full book review >

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SCRIPTED by Maya Rock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"An effective, suspenseful dystopia for a wide audience. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
Not all is blissful on Bliss Island, where a whole community lives in a reality show dystopia decades after a world war. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"Like found money, she makes you feel richer for the discovery."
The prolific, resilient Maya Angelou continues her autobiography in this sunny tour of her twenties, covering her first positive contact with whites, a short-lived marriage to a Greek sailor, and the snowballing of her theatrical career. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 10, 1975

"It's all so damned artless, there's just no accounting for how strong she is, except to say Maya's got the gift."
This is Maya Angelou's second volume of poems and her poetry is just as much a part of her autobiography as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Gather Together in My Name. Read full book review >