Search Results: "Maya Van Wagenen"


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POPULAR by Maya Van Wagenen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"A fascinating and unusual slice-of-life work whose humor will best be appreciated by younger teens. (Memoir. 12-16)"
An interesting and earnest memoir of a social experiment conducted by a contemporary eighth-grader who follows the advice in a popularity guide written for 1950s-era teens and blogged the experience for one school year. 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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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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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"Splendidly researched, sensibly argued and compassionately told."
Jasanoff (History/Harvard Univ.; Edge of Empire: Life, Culture, and Conquest in the East 1750-1850, 2005) examines the effects of the American Revolution on those whose loyalty to the Crown compelled them to flee the new United States. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE by Maya Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A promising writer gives the love triangle an engaging workout under challenging constraints."
An uneven debut has fun with James Joyce while packing years of a family's life into a single day. Read full book review >