Search Results: "Meg Cadoux Hirshberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"An immensely beneficial, contemporary analysis of what makes modern-day working families really work."
Can today's nuclear family survive the demands of a two-career household? Journalist Hirshberg knows firsthand and explains how it's done. Read full book review >

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MEG by Steve Alten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Weightless characters on a choppy sea—but hellishly riveting. (First printing of 250,000; film rights to Disney; Literary Guild main selection)"
As Jaws meets Jurassic Park, Meg (short for megladon) brings us a 60-foot, 20-ton prehistoric shark with a nine-foot-wide mouth that is likely to gobble up bestseller lists, as well as reappear in 1998 as a summer blockbuster. Read full book review >

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LOVE, MEG by C. Leigh Purtill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Flat characters and a plot that seems to meander aimlessly at times keep this from reaching its full potential. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Meg (16) is moving again, following her sister's whims as she pursues first a string of jobs and then a new boyfriend around the country. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2013

"Perhaps it's time to chime in on her rallying cry: 'Boycott dinosaur lunch boxes! No more dinosaur books at story time!' As if—but she makes a strong case. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
For children (and grown-ups) who are sick of dinos, dinos, dinos 24/7, here's a plea from "Meg Atherium" to remember the giant prehistoric mammals. Read full book review >

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MISCHIEVOUS MEG by Gerry Bothmer
Released: April 1, 1962

"The delicious goodness in 'bad' little girls comes rollicking through, thanks to the wit and charm of these gleeful episodes."
Mayhem and merriment combine in equal doses and descend on the quiet little village of June Hill, Sweden, whenever mischievous Meg and her devoted follower, baby-sister-Betsy, decide to exercise their potent imaginations. Read full book review >

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MEG GOLDBERG ON PARADE by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers in search of an upbeat slice of New York City life will find it here. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
An eager spectator happily becomes an enthusiastic participant in a New York City parade. Read full book review >

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THE SNOWMAN’S CHILDREN by Glen Hirshberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Haunting and sharply rendered: a thriller that leaves the reader even more disturbed at story's end."
A chilling debut, inspired by actual events, about a group of friends whose lives become intertwined with the stalkings of a serial killer in 1970s Detroit. Read full book review >

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THE TWO SAMS by Glen Hirshberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Plodding and pretty lifeless for ghost stories, these tales suffer from glacial pacing, pale narration, and a largely uninvolving cast."
Five novella-vriations on Hirshberg's usual themes of horror and hauntings (The Snowman's Children, 2002). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2002

"'Above all, the Carters proved that simple songs about the lives of ordinary people can be as beautiful, as profound, and as lasting as music studied in conservatories.' Amen."
An investigative biography of the Carters, the legendary bluegrass/country music family, from documentary filmmaker Zwonitzer. Read full book review >

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RABBIT MAGIC by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A study in leporine whimsy with lingering poignance. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A magic show turns upside down in McLaren's delightful backstage romp. Read full book review >

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FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS by Meg Cabot
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A sweet fantasy, both funny and highly satisfying. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Olivia's middle school worries get a lot easier when she gets the surprise of a lifetime. Read full book review >

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PIGEON P.I. by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Further feathery cases for this duo would be just fine. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's filching the feathered folk of the city? Read full book review >