Search Results: "Meg Lukens Noonan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2013

"An elegantly engaging book aimed at everyone from the off-the-rack crowd on up."
Lush writing and eagle-eyed reportage uncloak the insular world of bespoke fashion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 1994

"Short and adrenaline-charged, especially with those sharks."
The knockout story of Deborah Kiley's five days and nights on a raft in heavy seas during a storm. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS & ASHES by F.T. Lukens
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 9, 2017

"Queer science-fiction romance for teens is badly needed, but readers needn't settle for thinly constructed worlds, flat characters, and tepid prose. Try Alexandra Duncan's Sound (2015) instead. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
This sequel to The Star Host (2016) brings a fraught romantic pairing into constant deadly space peril. Read full book review >

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MOUSE BY MOUSE by Julia Noonan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Softly muted and whimsical watercolor illustrations accompany the inventive and lyrical text that offers more emphasis on adventure than counting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ten mice, sporting a variety of outfits, come together one by one for an exciting afternoon of fun. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Overall, his work stands out as exemplary in its grasp of complex historical and social issues. (12 b&w illustrations and 1 line drawing, not seen)"
A thoughtful examination of American religious freedom from a US circuit court judge and retired law professor (Univ. of Calif., Berkeley). Read full book review >

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LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS by Peggy Noonan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Fun to read, skillfully written with guess-who-this-is anecdotes, but still inside a beltway of the mind. (Author tour)"
Former Reagan speechwriter Noonan (What I Saw at the Revolution, 1990) reflects on life outside the Beltway with charm and wit—and a privileged insider's view. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1989

From a sometime contributor to Esquire and Sports Illustrated, a crisp, humane, and very involving briefing on those who tackle disease in the human nervous system. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF A CADDY by David Noonan
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

"Although covering familiar territory—small-town America and a young man moving from childhood certainties to the ambiguities of adult life—first-novelist Noonan (the nonfiction Neuro, 1989) writes so well that it's worth the trip."
With humor and pathos, a young caddy from a large, middle- class Catholic family tells what it was like to come of age in the mid-60's, when America was beginning to fall apart. Read full book review >

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PLENTY PORTER by Brandon Noonan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"This first novel occasionally has the feel of a writing exercise, but it is also smooth and compelling reading for long stretches, even if the end doesn't adequately match the beginning and middle. (Fiction. YA)"
Plenty Porter is the youngest of 11 children ("eleven is plenty," said her parents) in rural Illinois, in this story told mostly in the first person in the years 1952-53 as Plenty approaches and then turns 13. Read full book review >

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THE VERY BEST DOLL by Julia Noonan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The short text, simple plot, and large, appealing illustrations make this a good choice for younger preschoolers as well as for story hours with a theme of dolls or toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this sweetly old-fashioned story, little Nell is a soft cloth doll with a polka-dot dress and button eyes who accompanies her little owner everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 12, 2014

"A story that will bring Civil War history alive for adolescent readers and will make a useful addition to middle school curricula."
A slave boy travels from a Maryland plantation to freedom in Canada via the Underground Railroad in this debut middle-grade historical novel. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE LOST GIRLS GO by R.J.  Noonan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Ham-fisted—in both the pointedly ethnic characterizations and the clearly obvious identity of the murderer—and eminently forgettable."
Officer Laura Mori's first case uncovers something sinister lurking in the bucolic woods of Oregon. Read full book review >