Search Results: "McKay Jenkins"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"An appealing read for Dragnet fans and anthropology buffs."
Jenkins (English/Univ. of Delaware; The Last Ridge, 2003, etc.) delivers another thrilling tale of death and tragedy in the snow-covered outdoors. Read full book review >

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FOOD FIGHT by McKay Jenkins
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Impressive research into a complex situation presented in a highly readable form."
There are no easy answers to questions about genetically modified foods, but environmental journalist Jenkins lays out the promise and the peril of the contemporary industrialization of food production. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"If Jenkins does not succeed in doing for mountaineering what Norman Maclean did for firefighting in Young Men and Fire, he has still produced a heartbreaking story of youth and adventure. (B&w photos) (Author tour)"
Jenkins (Journalism/Univ. of Delaware; ed., The Peter Matthiessen Reader, p. 1865) offers an intriguing look at the deaths of five young climbers on Wyoming's Mt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fine account, for WWII and outdoor adventure buffs alike."
Engaging biography of one of the US Army's most celebrated WWII units. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2011

"Wholesome take on a toxic subject."
An alarming view of the storm of synthetic chemicals sweeping into our homes, workplaces, retail shelves and, inevitably, our bodies. Read full book review >

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POISON SPRING by E.G. Vallianatos
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers of this overheated but often on-the-mark polemic will conclude that the safest tactic is organic food and a fly swatter."
"We spend our lives living in a chemical soup," writes Vallianatos (This Land Is Their Land: How Corporate Farms Threaten the World, 2006, etc.), who was a risk evaluator for the Environment Protection Agency from 1979 to 2004. With Jenkins (Journalism/Univ. of Delaware; What's Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, 2011), he excoriates the agency for routinely yielding to outside pressure in regulating pesticides and other environmental pollutants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FARM by Emily  McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Nothing new here. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
After six months on a Farm where teens are raised to feed the vampire-mutant Ticks, Lily has a plan to escape with her autistic twin sister, Mel. Read full book review >

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CADDY EVER AFTER by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Caddy, the would-be bride, makes a late appearance, but by then, unbeknownst to her, her fate has been pretty well sealed in an extremely satisfying and comical ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lovers of McKay's other offerings about the irrepressibly wacky and loving Casson family won't be disappointed by this latest installment. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN LUCK by Hilary McKay
Released: May 1, 1999

"Ultimately, the book gains momentum, becomes enjoyably outrageous, and culminates in an amusing, gratifying ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Four eccentric but gallant children get into an amazing amount of trouble in this madcap comedy from McKay (The Amber Cat, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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SAFFY’S ANGEL by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"While not as distinctive as The Exiles and Dog Friday, this is nevertheless an enjoyable outing characterized by a spirit of warmth and humor. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Saffron is eight, she finds out that she was adopted at age three, after her mother—her adoptive mother's sister—died in a car accident in Italy. Read full book review >

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THE EXILES by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A delightful debut. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When their dad unexpectedly inherits five thousand pounds, the sisters assume they'll all share; they're horrified when, instead, they're sent to ``Big Grandma'' in England's Lake District while their house is renovated. Read full book review >